Pacific Humanitarian Team • Joint Proposal for strengthening DRM coordination
Summary Builds on logic of Pacific Platform for DRM and Pacific Humanitarian Team Strengthening DM & DRR coordination and Gender mainstreaming OCHA/ISDR facilitated joint proposal for NDMOs and Clusters 3 year programme Coordination advisors supporting NDMOs and Cluster Leads Agencies Proposed: Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands
Background NDMO limited capacity and many responsibilities, requests for support in coordination, leadership, management, capacity development Limited inter-agency coordination national/sub-national in DRM Limited international humanitarian presence in PICs, limited knowledge of local counterparts GBV, Gender inequality and limited gender analysis
Lessons Learned Quality of disaster reduction, preparedness and response improves greatly when it is: led by national organizations based on the capacities, knowledge and perceptions of both women and men; coordinated among national and international actors supported by well-prepared cluster lead agencies.
Lessons Learned Integration of gender considerations across DM & DRR activities results in: More effective interventions by recognizing the different needs and priorities of different groups; More timely and targeted provision of support, through better analysis; More comprehensive and stronger DM, DRR and disaster recovery, by maximizing the contributions of both men and women; Opportunities to promote more equitable gender relationships, improving resilience, reduce women’s poverty and social inequities.
Objective Pacific preparedness, response and disaster reduction systems will be strengthened by providing dedicated human resources for coordination and gender equality to critical DRM bodies. Advisors allocated to NDMOs in selected PICs will provide practical organizational development support and capacity building. Advisors will also be allocated to those PHT cluster lead agencies who are unable to provide the degree of country-level support required in national emergencies. More inclusive and gender-aware disaster preparedness and management practices at both national level and between participating countries .
(1) national advisors Strengthen NDMO capacity to lead and manage inter-agency collaboration and coordination for emergency preparedness and response; Enhance multi-stakeholder collaboration and coordination for the sustainability of DRM through National Platforms for DRM (ECOSOC 1999/63), related to NAPs; Build national level information management resources; Support diverse, representative and gender balanced DRM practices among all government and non-government actors. Tasks: facilitation of stakeholder meetings, liaison between cluster leads, clusters and national (sector) counterparts, mapping of DRM needs and resources, information management, DRM training and contingency planning, and arranging/facilitating national DRM progress reviews and response evaluations.
(2) cluster advisors Collaborate with and support national cluster counterparts Increase the knowledge and ability of cluster member agencies to comply with international guidelines, standards and principles; Support inclusive and gender-aware DRM practices among all cluster actors; Ensure systematic attention to human rights, age, environment, climate change and other social and cross-cutting factors in cluster plans and activities
(3) Advancing Gender Equality Annual national forums on women and disasters in each country, including women from remote islands; Aregional gender and disasters network meeting (progress & learning review) held annually Supporting attendance as required to achieve gender balance at regional disaster forums
Options Option 1: 10 country advisors, 8 cluster advisors, 1 PM, 1 PA + travel, training, meetings: USD 1.575 M/year Option 2: 6 country advisors, 6 cluster advisors, 1 PM, 1 PA + travel, training, meetings: USD 1.31 M/year Option 3: 4 country advisors, 4 cluster advisors, 1 PM, 2/3 PA + travel, training, meetings: USD 0.81 M/year Complementary to other initiatives PMU in UNRC’s office for overall management with TA from ISDR, OCHA and UNWomen Functional management by NDMOs and CLAs Enumeration based on international UNV package, but recruitment and contracting flexible