November 2017 – March 2019, Mogadishu and Nairobi
During the 2016 and 2017 emergency drought response there was a dramatic scale up in programme capacity by the BRCiS consortium. During this time partners were required to expand into new regions, target new locations and new household beneficiaries. Targeting locations and households to receive emergency support occurred in a short amount of time. Furthermore, contracting of support services and processes for delivery of essential life - saving resources happened quickly to ensure the timeliness of the response.
ParagraphThe Centre for Humanitarian Change (CHC) approach to adult learning is based on an experiential learning model in which the partners are facilitated to learn from their own experience in programmes. A facilitative rather than prescriptive approach was utilized by creating space for the learners and end - users to take the lead in the learning processes. The process facilitated communications between those with implementation experience as well as those that will use the lessons learnt to d velop future implementation strategies. It sought to create a “safe” environment for those involved to openly share perspectives, challenge each other in a non - judgmental way and empower all stakeholders to realize that they are an integral part of the process of change and adaptive programming.
During the inception phase of the work (CHC) consulted with the BRCiS Consortium Management Unit (CMU) and the BRCiS Technical Working Group (TWG) members to identify three key learning themes of interest to the BRCiS partners. The themes identified were:
- Provision of safe water to beneficiaries in the emergency drought response and role of water trucking
- Community accountability mechanisms utilised by partners that promote community engagement in IRF programmes
- Targeting of beneficiaries for unconditional cash transfers (UCTs) in the emergency drought response
The reports presents the main findings from this learning event and commitments by partners in future programmes