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Tools and resources

The RRF partners are pleased to make available several resources designed to help guide organisations that are building collaborative partnerships (those involving multiple organisations or sectors) for both emergency conservation response and other joint projects.

Partnership Checklist

Partnership Guidance

Lessons from Cross-Sectoral Collaboration Following Natural Disaster and Human Conflict

The Partnership Checklist available is a product of a USAID-funded project led by Fauna & Flora International, one of the RRF partners. Visit the Case Studies page to read more about this project’s outcomes and the lessons learned regarding cross-sectoral responses to crises such as natural disaster and human conflict.

The Partnership Checklist offers guidance on issues to consider when developing a joint project, whether in an emergency or non-emergency situation. By considering these issues at an early stage, many of the challenges of joint working can be avoided or overcome more easily, leading to more effective project delivery.

Also available are links to several organizations and networks that provide further guidance on emergency response. This is by no means a comprehensive list, (nor does it imply endorsement by the Rapid Response Facility), but is intended to be a starting place for additional learning on multi-sector approaches in complex emergency situations.

Links to other useful sites and organizations

UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Established in 1992, the World Heritage Centre is the focal point and coordinator within UNESCO for all matters related to World Heritage. The Centre’s website has a host of information and resources about World Heritage sites, criteria, and conservation measures.

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)
ALNAP brings together several humanitarian organisations and experts from across the humanitarian sector to improve performance through learning and accountability. ALNAP’s portfolio consists of core activities, project activities and linked activities, and the network routinely produces papers and studies to share lessons learned.

OCHA is the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Its mission is to mobilise and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.

Humanitarian Reform
Humanitarian Reform is a process launched by the humanitarian community in 2005, and coordinated by OCHA (see above), that seeks to improve the effectiveness of humanitarian response by ensuring greater predictability, accountability and partnership.

ProVention Consortium
ProVention was established by the World Bank in 2000 to address the increasing frequency and severity of natural disasters and their social, economic and environmental impacts on developing countries. The overall goal of ProVention is to reduce the risk and social, economic and environmental impacts of natural hazards on vulnerable populations in developing countries in order to alleviate poverty and contribute to sustainable development. The ProVention Consortium includes a broad range of partners, from development to humanitarian organisations and from the public sector to the private sector.

ReliefWeb is the global hub for time-critical humanitarian information on Complex Emergencies and Natural Disasters.