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ECBinter-active Bolivia Conference Summary
The Bolivia consortium hosted the second of our series of ECBinter-active learning events in La Paz 28-30 November 2011. The three day agenda included a series of stimulating and challenging discussions and interactive sessions amongst more than 180 participants.
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Consortium members shared their experience on working together on Disaster Risk Reduction programs, joint needs assessments and evaluations, accountability tools, joint fundraising, and emergency response coordination activities.
Other conference sessions covered the technical themes such as food security, water and sanitation in emergencies and climate change adaptation.
- Lilian Reyes Pando, UNOCHA Bolivia
- Jorge Espinoza, FUNDEPCO
- Allan Lavel, Research Program Coordinator, Disaster Risk Reduction, FLASCO
- Ronald Mayanja, World Vision Uganda, representing ECB Project Horn of Africa consortium to share learning from the Uganda inter-agency experience.
Please see the menu on the left to view presentations, participant feedback and outcomes for all the above themes.
The third day of the event was dedicated to the CBHA's Humanitarian Staff Development Program and focused on what the project and the individual participants (right) achieved in their several months’ learning of joint training and 1:1 coaching.
This highly participatory workshop, attended by 75 people, also served as a final celebration and an introduction to the new ENHAnce program which will begin in 2012.
Several organizations expressed an interest in joining the Bolivia consortium, including COFI, ITDG (Practical Action), Habitat, and AyudaAcion.
During the event, the UN also discussed with the consortium members the possibility of further joint training and capacity building opportunities together with partners and local governments.
Some quotes from the presenters:
“The Congress involved a number people and organizations with complementary approaches, but different; this opportunity was perfect for learning from concepts and practices, well done!”
Allan Lavell, FLACSO, Costa Rica
“It is great to see how the Bolivian Consortium is growing; the congress had many lecturers and attendees that started the process in August, 2008”
Graham Mackay, Oxfam GB
“The Congress has been an excellent opportunity for all partners that work on humanitarian relief and risk management; we were able to share experiences, enhance links and build trust and knowledge into everyone”
Lilian Reyes, UNOCHA Bolivia
“This was a well-organized event, topics presented were very good as well as time management; I learnt a lot for the organization of ECBinter-active in Uganda.”
Ronald Mayanja, World Vision, Uganda
“Bolivia faces all risks, but tsunamis…and the only way to counter fight these different events is through a joint work, because no one can do it in an individual manner”
Luis Ramírez, Save the Children Bolivia, Country Director
“The active participation and synergies between all players contributed to the success of this event as well as to the consolidation of the Consortium”
Roger Quiroga – Risk Management Coordinator, Oxfam Bolivia
“Coordination activities, inter-institutional communication and organization are fundamental to answer an emergency that might arise in our cities, especially in La Paz city; this is what we put into practice in February (mega landslide; both, the internal mechanisms and coordination helped us saving lives when this event hit our city”
Dr. Luis Revilla, Municipal Mayor of La Paz city, Bolivia
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