Pooled funds have enabled more timely and flexible funding for responding to sudden humanitarian crises, and have made it possible to operate in otherwise underfunded emergency settings. In the context of the World Humanitarian Summit, the UN Secretary-General (SG) recommended that member states and other donors should double the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to $1 billion, with the Grand Bargain calling for an exploration of whether NGOs could directly access CERF. The SG also called to increase the aid funneled through the Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) to 15 per cent by 2018. Given the current and growing importance of pooled funding, it is important that humanitarian NGOs understand how these mechanisms function and how they can be accessed in order to be part of improving the overall response to humanitarian crises. NGOs are also managing a growing number of pooled funding mechanisms. The START fund (established and managed by a consortium of NGOs) is providing a quick alternative avenue for NGOs to access timely humanitarian funding. The NEAR Network is exploring options for NGO-run pooled funds at the local level. Subtitles available in English and French. In the third session of the learning stream on humanitarian financing, jointly organized by ICVA and PHAP, participants were provided with an overview of the different existing pooled funding mechanisms with a focus on the CBPFs, and pooled funds managed by NGOs. Guest experts also addressed current challenges and opportunities regarding NGO access to pooled funds, followed by an opportunity to questions and answers. Read more and access related resources at https://phap.org/10nov2016
Why is the refugee crisis all over the news? How is this related to Syria? Why should we care at all? Donate to the United Nations Refugee Agency: http://donate.unhcr.org/international/general/#_ga=1.29610806.829388110.1441552177 The Syria / Iraq video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQPlREDW-Ro Music by Epic Mountain Music: https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain Sources used for this video: http://www.unhcr.org.uk/about-us/key-facts-and-figures.html http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/27/uk-mediterranean-migrant-rescue-plan http://www.vox.com/2015/9/8/9277127/syrian-refugees-photos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Europe http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/fluechtlinge-aus-syrien-die-golfstaaten-nehmen-keine-fluechtlinge-auf-a-1051885.html http://www.pewforum.org/2011/01/27/the-future-of-the-global-muslim-population/ https://muslimstatistics.wordpress.com/2014/02/06/pew-fertility-rate-for-muslims-and-non-muslims-in-europe/ http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/06/03/us-syria-population-idUSTRE6522FS20100603 http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/05/syria-forces-war-crime-barrel-bombs-aleppo-amnesty-report http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/12/understanding-syria-from-pre-civil-war-to-post-assad/281989/ http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-mythical-connection-between-immigrants-and-crime-1436916798 http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2015/07/immigration-and-crime http://www.turkeyagenda.com/crime-rate-among-syrian-refugees-remain-way-lower-than-expected-1199.html http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-24583286 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syria http://www.vox.com/2015/9/4/9261971/syria-refugee-war The economist, Time Magazine The European Refugee Crisis and Syria Explained Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
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Introduction to Disability Disclosure for youth with disabilities in school or at work. To learn more about disclosure, check out the NCWD's The 411 on Disability Disclosure: www.ncwd-youth.info/411-on-disability-disclosure For more resources on self-advocacy and career exploration, visit www.labor.ny.gov/youth. This video was developed by YOUTH POWER! and YouthFX through the WIA incentive grant with cooperation from the NYS Department of Labor. Citation: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth. (2005). The 411 on Disability Disclosure Workbook. Washington, DC: Institute for Educational Leadership.
For more information and additional resources, go to https://phap.org/8jun2018 The UN is currently undergoing reforms concerning its development, peace, and humanitarian work. On 8 June, PHAP and ICVA organized an online event exploring the various UN reforms that are currently being rolled out in relation to the humanitarian-development-peace nexus – including the repositioning of the UN development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, the restructuring of the UN peace and security pillar, and the shifting of the management paradigm in the UN.
Mark Udall spoke on the U.S. Senate floor about the Senate Intelligence Committee's study of the CIA's detention and interrogation program. The extended set of remarks detailed at length the history behind the CIA's use of torture and the agency's attempts to cover-up its actions. The Senate Intelligence Committee released the executive summary of the report yesterday following months of negotiations with the White House and CIA — a process Udall fought to keep moving forward.
The efficiency of unmanned aircraft is becoming a popular tactic for spying on and targeting America's enemies abroad, but recently the Seattle Police Department has been granted permission to use drones to patrol the streets of the city. On Thursday night, SPD invited members of the community to look at the craft and many voiced their opposition to the new strategy. Trevor Timm, activist for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, joins us with more on the matter. Like us and/or follow us: http://twitter.com/RT_America http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica
Throughout PHAP’s and ICVA’s series on humanitarian financing, speakers have referred to a process that promises to significantly reshape humanitarian funding – the “Grand Bargain”. This package of commitments to improve humanitarian financing was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit last year and aims to reduce the humanitarian funding gap and improve funding processes. Given the interest expressed in this topic by participants in previous sessions, PHAP and ICVA hosted an additional event focusing on this reform process on 3 March. In this session, participants were provided with an overview of the origins and current processes related to the Grand Bargain and how it might impact the work of NGOs. Based on the interests expressed in previous sessions, the session focused on three areas of the Grand Bargain: increasing support to local and national responders, harmonized and simplified reporting, and the humanitarian-development nexus. Read more and access related resources at https://phap.org/3mar2017
"War and Peace in the Age of Big Data" is the second part of the three-part Pathways to Peace Series, focusing on the opportunities and difficulties in using big data to shape the future of peace and conflict. The event, held at 1871 Chicago, features Austin Wright, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Chicago and The Pearson Institute, Derran Moss-Dalmau, Humanitarian Affairs Officer at the UN and Rotary Peace Fellow, and Michelle Breslauer, Director, Americas Program, Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).