Remain engaged and invest in stability
Joint Commitments (1)
- Commitment Type
- Core Responsibility
Commits to support the realization of The Peace Promise, which is a set of five commitments to develop more effective synergies among peace, humanitarian and development actions in complex humanitarian situations in order to end human suffering by addressing the drivers of conflict.
- Political Leadership to Prevent and End Conflicts
Partners: International Alert, CDA Collaborative Learning Projects, Peace Direct, Conciliation Resources, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), World Vision International, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), CARE International, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Cord, Interpeace, Saferworld, Search for Common Ground, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict, UNESCO, United Nations Department of Political Affairs, World Bank, Initiatives of Change International, Women for Women International
1. A. Highlight concrete actions taken between 1 January – 31 December 2018 to implement the commitments which contribute to achieving this transformation. Be as specific as possible and include any relevant data/figures as well as any good practices and examples of innovation.
As most of Human Appeal’s work is in conflict-affected countries, it remains committed to and guided by the commitments. Human Appeal provides a combination of humanitarian, resilience, recovery and development programming with a focus on working with and through local communities. Capacity building efforts of local individuals and partners in Iraq, Myanmar and Syria have resulted in better response when Human Appeal, ourselves, at times can’t access people in need.
Human Appeal prioritize the active involvement and participation of women, youth, minorities, special needs and other vulnerable people in the design, implementation and monitoring of our work to the greatest extent possible. Our various feedback mechanisms have given an additional voice to those who wish point out to us any shortcomings and suggestions.
Human Appeal actively participate in local, regional, national and global conferences and events which seek to address the causes of conflict with a wide-range of key stakeholders and believe faith can play a positive role in peace building.
B. Please select if your report relates to any initiatives launched at World Humanitarian summit
- Charter for Change
- Charter for Faith-based Humanitarian Action
- Grand Bargain
- The Inclusion Charter
- The Peace Promise
2. A. Please select no more than 3 key challenges faced in implementing the commitments related to this transformation. Only the categories selected by the organisation will be seen below.
- Field conditions, including insecurity and access
- Funding amounts
- Human resources/capacity
B. How are these challenges impacting achievement of this transformation?
Access to highly insecure areas, dealing with State and non-state actors impacts on all levels of programmatic design, implementation, results, follow-up, cost of delivery, etc. especially with such restricted funding levels. Staff can be hard to source and once trained-up/ experienced, they often times get taken by better paying organizations.
3. What steps or actions are needed to make collective progress to achieve this transformation?
Humanitarian response isn't the solution to most of today's crises which clearly require political solutions. The UN and other large actors need to step-up and play their role in leading the way to find these solutions. As this isn’t likely to occur, we need to all be more realistic in our efforts to come together while having access to more flexible, multi-year funding for longer-term positive impacts in such fragile settings.
Local action, People-centred approach