Grand Bargain workshop: Somali NGOs perspective on GB implementation

10:00 - 17:00
venue tbc
Mogadishu Somalia
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A Somali NGOs perspective on the Grand Bargain implementation

Monday 9 July, Mogadishu, Somalia


Sharing understanding and perspectives on the implementation of the Grand Bargain and fostering space for NGOs operating in Somali to bring a field perspective into the discussions


The Grand Bargain agreement that grew out of the 2016 WHS discussions has now been signed by almost 60 donors, UN agencies, and NGO partners. These signatories have collectively agreed to implement 51 commitments divided into 10 different workstreams. Now as we enter the 3rd year of implementation, it is universally recognized that we need to make a critical leap toward practical field implementation of the Grand Bargain commitments. To support this shift, ICVA and VOICE propose to engage more directly with the field staff responsible for implementing humanitarian operations.

Organised in partnership with the Somalia NGO Consortium, the objective of the workshop are:

  1. Exchange on current Grand Bargain progress and specific activities within the workstreams that are underway and relevant to field practitioners;
  2. Gather input directly from frontline responders on which workstreams are of greatest relevance to them, and perceived gaps in tools, capacity, or support to implement relevant Grand Bargain commitments;
  3. Identify preferred means of connecting frontline responders with ongoing discussions on workstream commitments at the global level, with the aim to ensure the benefits of the Grand Bargain transfer better to the local level.