IASC Task Team on Accountability to Affected Populations

IASC Task Team on Accountability to Affected Populations

IASC Task Team on Accountability to Affected Populations and Protection from sexual Exploitation and Abuse (AAP/PSEA) IASC AAP PSEA TT meeting 13th of May 2016 Agenda Revision of the IASC CAAP Update on the workplan 1.2 generating data on the use of AAP PSEA principles and core commitments 1.3 debriefing on IRC Client voice and choice workshop/ focus on incentivizing and enabling client responsive programming

1.3 debriefing on World Vision Learning event on Feedback mechanism 1.3 ER-AAP TWG - Sharing experiences and good practice from the Early Recovery AAP technical working Group 1.3 Revision of the IASC AAP PSEA website introduction text/ Maintenance of the PSEA taskforce website 2.1: Debriefing on the workshop Common Service Platform 2.1 update on the WHS event: Putting people at the center 2.2 Mapping of AAP/ PSEA initiatives: CHS Commitments/ PVO standards interaction/ INGO accountability charter Update on workstream 3 on PSEA AOB Revision of the IASC CAAP Background Focus of the revision

How ? - Need to update the 2011 IASC AAP commitments (CAAP) - Encouraged by the Chair of the IASC Working Group Focus on commitments that would contribute to strengthening the effectiveness of AAP and PSEA mechanisms in operational contexts Emphasize the importance of sustainable and meaningful involvement of local actors in AAP and PSEA, Underline the role of donors to develop incentives towards increased accountability, including better feedback loops resulting in course corrections, - Revision of CAAP and Operational framework by 3-5 TT members - Review by a Field Reference Group - Revision of the tools if needed at a later stage

Generating data on the use of AAP PSEA commitments Background Process Type of Questions Way forward Small group discussion in the frame of objective 1.2 generate evidence on impact of AAP and PSEA Review of 4 self- assessment tools : CHS Self-Assessment Tool IASC Gender & Age Marker (piloted) IASC CAAP Self-Assessment Tool (to be revised) Protection Mainstreaming Tool (upcoming) What is the scope ?what is the focus? Who should carry it out? At which level (organisation/

project/ collective versus individual) Are results public ? Etc Explore the tools further and create options to gather eveidence from each of the tools, instead of creating yet another tool. IRC Client Responsive Humanitarian Action Learning Exchange The IRC hosted the Client Responsive Humanitarian Action Learning Exchange on March 17 and 18, 2016 in Geneva. Funded by DFID Brought together field & HQ staff (not just accountability focal points) from IRC and other INGOs with specialists in feedback and listening to affected populations and donors particularly focused on AAP (PRM, OFDA, DFID) Day 1: capturing/gathering/listening to client perspectives in different ways in different settings Day 2: incentives and barriers to using this information Key observations on use of information in humanitarian decision-making Form matters in a world of dashboards Management attention matters not just internal accountability but sending the

message that this matters to me Staff culture matters who else are decision-makers not listening to? Frontline staff who are the main interface with clients and affected people. Performance management ++ core competencies, hiring practices Transparency matters incentives come in many forms Failure matters learning culture is a major enabler Client Voice & Choice: Initiative approach London Learning Event Beneficiary Feedback Mechanism Pilots Stories of issues raised and resolved that would not have been picked up through monitoring Scaling up beyond pilots lighter touch without losing essential ingredients Stories of success in engaging

government and service providers to respond to feedback Value for Money and evidence of contribution to results Interest of donors and trusts Wow I'm not alone? I'm part of a movement Practice pitching the inclusion of feedback systems into budgets and project plans Film and Learning Resources: feedbackmechanisms.org

Sharing experiences and good practice Early Recovery AAP technical working Group IASC Website Need to update the text Psea task force website Referenced in many documents on PSEA Coming up when google searching on PSEA User friendly Shall we resume the use

of the page: ie continue to upload the newest documents and use the page as a reference for PSEA ? ( cost implication) Community Engagement Platform - Principles Core Humanitarian Standards Commitments 3, 4 and 5 Commitments to Accountability to Affected Populations

Community Engagement Platform Bridge humanitarian and development work Localisation and Proximity DONT DO MAIN FINDINGS FROM CONSULTATIONS AND WORKSHOP

Reinforce existing structures, skills and capacities Rapidly triggered light-touch support & tools Contextualize and adapt to different emergencies Create filter between organizations and affected communities Create extra layer & unnecessary workload Create a heavy/bureaucratic global structure Putting People at the center The Global Standard and the Core Humanitarian Standard ? The Global Standard for CSO Accountability is an initiative of eight wellestablished civil society accountability networks from around the world. The overarching aim is to

strengthen the effectiveness of CSOs worldwide by devising a collective Global Standard on CSO Accountability. Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) Cooperation Committee for Cambodia (CCC) INGO Accountability Charter InterAction, USA NGO Quality Assurance Certification Mechanism (QuAM ), Uganda Rendir Cuentas, Latin America Viwango, Kenya Voluntary Action Network India (VANI) Clear will of the Global Standard to align with the CHS but the CHS alliance is not involved in the development of the Global Standard

Update on workstream 3 Global SOPs and CBCM InterAgency Best Practice Guide WHS PSEA side event PSEA Webinar with the STAIT team PSEA Mapping PSEA Coordinator position for Gaziantep Will be sent to IASC Principals on 25 May for review and endorsement at their meeting on 07 June

Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse: A Shared Responsibility to Restore Humanity IOM co-hosting with InterAction Provide participants (HCs & HCT members) with a better understanding of their own role in preventing and responding to SEA Inform participants how the humanitarian community in CAR is addressing PSEA Convey to participants the importance of humanitarian workers working collectively to prevent and address SEA throughout humanitarian operations from policy formulation to practice in the field Draft to be circulated soon still has not been funded : Any tip ? Guidance Note on Protection and AAP in the HPC Developed by a drafting group drawn from members of the IASC Emergency Directors Group, in response to a gap in

practical guidance on these topics identified during Operational Peer Reviews and missions by the Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team. The IASC Task Team on AAP and the Global Protection Cluster were consulted and contributed to the development of the note. The guidance also aims to reinforce the commitments made by IASC organizations to Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and those set out in the December 2013 Statement of the IASC Principals on the Centrality of Protection

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