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ECBinter-active Bangladesh Conference Summary
ECB Bangladesh hosted the final ECBinter-active learning event 28-29 February 2012.
Representative's from Bangladesh's Comprehensive Disaster Management Programme (CDMP), the Ministry of Food and Disaster Management, the Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh, humanitarian networks and NGOs gathered to learn more about the ECB Project’s innovative approaches to developing successful collaboration through joint capacity building initiatives.
In a lively context, participants experienced ECB joint programs, shared capacity building expertise, and developed opportunities for further collaboration through:
- Sharing insights into the experiences of this consortium-led project and its contributions to the humanitarian community
- Discovering ECB joint activities, tools, resources and strategies and how they might be used in participants work
- Discussing the triumphs and challenges of inter-agency collaboration.
The two day agenda included a series of inter-active learning opportunities focused on five core themes of Accountability, Disaster Risk Reduction, Coordinated / Joint Needs Assessments, Humanitarian Advocacy and Staff Capacity Building.
Each session was highly participatory and included exercises, capturing key learning and discussing potential future activities .
Please see the menu on the left to view learning, participant feedback and outcomes for all the above themes.
Download a presentation (right) on the ECBinter-active learning concept, by the ECB Bangladesh consortium, or download the Bangladesh inter-active learning conference report.
Key outcomes from the event included:
- Initiatives will be taken to build staff capacity on the Good Enough Guide (GEG), Humanitarian Accountability Partnership (HAP) and The Sphere Project standards, to improve accountability.
- Joint advocacy efforts will be further developed and include other organizations to continue influencing policy reforms.
- The ECB Project will consider organizing training courses at the divisional level for the staff of international NGOs and national NGOs and leaders of community-based organizations.