What was the ECB Project?The Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project aimed to improve the speed, quality, and effectiveness of the humanitarian community to save lives, improve welfare and protect the rights of people in emergency situations.
The importance of this process is in the successful coordination of the agencies in the consortium and how their confidence, synergy and ability to compromise were put to the test. It is valuable to see that we are learning how to share, be transparent, yield and listen to our partners, so we can move forward with initiatives which help not just single members but the consortium as a whole”.
Francesco Gatta, coordinator of new initiatives at CARE and leader of the DIPECHO VIII proposal process in Bolivia.
Latest ECB Project Newsletter Available Online and to Download
The September 2013 edition of the ECB Newsletter is now available to read online and to download. It includes articles about the successful ENHAnce (Expanding National Humanitarian Ability) program, the ECB Project’s Joint Needs Assessment (JNA) experience in Indonesia and the use of simulations in the humanitarian sector.
"Experience has shown that the wake of a major disaster is the wrong time to try to develop new guidelines and systems to address an emergency, so I’m really excited to be able to contribute to such an ambitious and innovative project to build emergency capacity before the onset of a crisis. The project importantly captures and disseminates knowledge and experience, enabling not just an individual or an organisation to gain knowledge, but also allowing the humanitarian sector as a whole to take a stride forward."
Angela Rouse, ECB Agency Manager at CARE
Contribution to Change
As the number of people affected by disasters has risen, so have the expectations placed on humanitarian agencies by donors, the public and the affected populations themselves. Oxfam (on behalf of the ECB Project agencies) and in partnership with the University of East Anglia/Oxford Policy Management have produced a guide that aims to provide one reliable and practical method for identifying the ‘Contribution to Change’
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