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Introduction to the Common Humanitarian Fund, the follow-up funding instrument to the now closed Emergency Response Fund in the Central African Republic (August 2008)

Introduction to the Common Humanitarian Fund, the follow-up funding instrument to the now closed Emergency Response Fund in the Central African Republic (August 2008)

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  • The Common Humanitarian Fund in the Central African Republic Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team Central African Republic Slide Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR | www.hdptcar.net
  • Humanitarian funding increases Source: FTS (2008) 2004 2006 Funding to CAP projects increases from $3m in 2004 to more than $85 by August 2008 2005 2007 $9.8m $69.3m $2.9m $23.9m Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR | www.hdptcar.net Slide $85.4m Aug 08 HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT
  • Humanitarian presence multiplies – January 2007 Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR Paoua Bangui Kaga-Bandoro Bambari Birao Ndélé Sibut Bouar Bossangoa Bozoum Source: HDPT CAR / Mar 08 HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT Slide 500 km
  • Humanitarian presence multiplies – September 2008 04/06/09 Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR Paoua Bangui Bambari Birao Nd élé Sibut Bouar Sam Ouandja Bossangoa Bozoum Bocaranga Source: HDPT CAR / Aug 08 Mbr és Kaga-Bandoro Kabo Gordil HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT 500 km
  • ERF now 4th channel of humanitarian funding in CAR
    • Total funds received $12,029,057
    • Total funds engaged $10,454,197 for 66 projects NGOs: 66%, UN: 34%
    • Rejected or withdrawn projects 11 projects at a value of $2,489,795
    $1.1m $2.7m $2.2m ERF contributions by donor Funding and project status as of August 2008 Ireland $4.0m EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND $1.9m Sweden United Kingdom Netherlands Norway
  • Projects funded by the ERF since April 2007 Slide Bangui Kaga-Bandoro Birao Nd élé Sam Ouandja Bossangoa Bocaranga Source: HDPT CAR / Feb 08 Bozoum Bouar Ouanda-Djall é Ngaoun d. Paoua IPHD THE ERF AT WORK Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR | www.hdptcar.net UNDSS 500 km UNHAS
  • Main difference: the CHF has two funding windows
    • Twice a year, the Humanitarian Coordinator allocates funding to clusters , based on humanitarian needs and priorities
    • The allocation to individual projects takes place at cluster level
    • For these discussions at cluster level, an NGO co-lead works together with the cluster lead
    • The cluster submits a list of projects and the funding level for each to the HC for final approval
    • Project duration: up to 1 year
    • Budget: up to $500,000
    Slide Standard allocations FROM ERF TO CHF 1 2 A B Emergency Reserve C Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR | www.hdptcar.net 3 The HC will keep an emergency reserve (<20%) The reserve will be used to respond to breaking emergencies and to fill gaps in the humanitarian response Organisations can submit projects to the reserve at any time, through a cluster or the Advisory Board Project duration: 6 months Budget: up to $300,000
  • The main objectives stay the same
    • Enable NGOs and UN agencies to respond quickly and effectively to worsening situation by:
      • Making funds available for priority, underfunded CAP projects
      • Making funds available to cover start-up costs
      • Making funds available in cases of rapidly changing circumstances and humanitarian needs where gaps need to be filled and other donor mechanisms are unavailable
    • Ensure humanitarian needs are addressed in collaborative spirit, fostering understanding and coordination within and between clusters and humanitarian organisations
    Slide Respond to needs, support coordination CHF OBJECTIVES 1 2 A B Support start-up, cover gaps C Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR | www.hdptcar.net
  • The ERF has been strengthened for a smooth move to the CHF
    • Donor/NGO/UN missions monitor and evaluate selected projects
    • Priority, underfunded CAP projects are now also eligible for ERF funding
    • A new website to improve transparency
    • Members of the Advisory Board are elected for better oversight
    • With an online ERF/CHF database, project administration has improved
    • Translating documents in both English and French eases accessibility
    • OCHA has reinforced its ERF/CHF team
    Slide How the ERF has been strengthened in 2008 STRENGTHENING THE ERF 1 2 Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR | www.hdptcar.net 3 4 5 6 7
  • Advantages of the CHF
    • The CHF allows for more strategic humanitarian funding , while keeping a reserve for rapid response
    • More predictable funding, earlier in the year with standard allocations
    • The CHF has a more robust structure than the ERF, particularly with the standard allocation model
    • Donors decided to put in place a CHF in CAR, so there might well be more, and additional funding in 2008
    • Donors that don’t have a presence in CAR can fund humanitarian action without important administrative investments
    Slide Simple, standardized design for strategic humanitarian funding and rapid response WHAT’S NEW WITH THE CHF 1 2 3 4 Humanitarian and Development Partnership Team CAR | www.hdptcar.net 5