What is a CEP?
Each country has devised a Consortium Engagement Plan (CEP) to break down the next four years into clearly defined joint activities that focus on the project’s cross-cutting themes:
The CEPs are focussed on collaborative activities that will:
- Bring together each agency’s expertise
- Save valuable resources
- Enable field-level practitioners to share learning and best practice with key humanitarian partners in their country or region.
The Consortium Engagement Plans also enable each agency to clearly communicate their field-level priorities with their head office (Objective 2) and find valuable opportunities to work together with ECB’s global network of partners.
This was demonstrated with the launch of an Oxfam & World Vision-led accountability initiative to pilot-test a new European Community Humanitarian Office (ECHO) funded Good Enough Guide project with the Bangladesh and Horn of Africa Consortia.
Working in partnership, this project team gained a clear understanding of beneficiaries’ needs through defining specific research and pilot activities that can be integrated into their CEPs.
The Consortia Engagement Plans provide each country with a clearly defined ECB vision from which field-based project teams can build new connections with beneficiaries, colleagues and partners from the local level out into the global humanitarian community.
The final CEP workshops for ECB Project year 5 will be held in each consortium in the first six months of 2012.