The Strategic Humanitarian Assessment and Participatory Empowerment Framework (SHAPE) is the backbone of the project. It supports local and national organisations in assessing their organisational humanitarian capacity focusing on
- organisational governance and leadership,
- and preparedness & response.
Based on their self-assessment on these, they identify their capacity development priorities. Shifting the Power facilitates and guides organisations to realise their plans.
The framework is based on a model of humanitarian capacity that emphasises the importance of power and recognises organisational attributes to not only deliver humanitarian response but also to control and influence the shape of that response.
- 355 staff (36% female) among the 11 partners have received training on multiple humanitarian issues including: international humanitarian standard, MEAL, communications, advocacy, gender, cash transfer, humanitarian strategy, contingency planning. These organisations have cascaded these capacity building efforts to their in-house staff, community and youth volunteers.
- 1,728 people have been trained, of which 67% are staff and 33% are community members and youth volunteers.
- Five of the 11 partner organisations have developed local level joint needs assessment resource pool of 183 persons (33% female) spread over six districts.
- 11 organisations now have their own organisational humanitarian strategy and contingency plan as a result of the project.
- A major achievement was the creation of in terms of a National Alliance of Humanitarian Actors, Bangladesh (NAHAB). This platform has been highly recognised by government and other humanitarian actors. During the 2017 floods in Haor, North West of the country, this platform led the needs assessment in one district (Netrokona) triggered by the Humanitarian Coordination Task Team (HCTT) of Bangladesh. Read more about NAHAB in this blog
- NAHAB members agreed to step up forming the ‘NAHAB Haor Consortium’ to initiate joint resource mobilisation. Together they have applied to Oxfam's Humanitarian Response Grant Facility (HRGF) and have mobilised €190,000 to support 3,500 households with a cash grant.