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Self Report for Initiatives in 2018

The updates on initiatives shown below allow members or signatories to WHS initiatives to report on actions taken in support of the respective initiative. They are not intended to replace reporting processes undertaken by initiative secretariats.

  • Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

    What concrete actions have you taken in support of the initiative.

    Working with likeminded states, Australia has advocated with its partners to implement our shared commitments as signatories to the Charter, which has prompted organisational reforms.  Australia is also one of the key funders of the development of global guidelines to support the implementation of the Charter, which will be finalised over 2018-19.  Australia continues to champion the Charter, including via the UN and other multi-stakeholder groupings, such as the Global Action on Disability Network.

  • Education Cannot Wait

    What concrete actions have you taken in support of the initiative.

    Australia contributed AUD 2 million to ECW (core funding) in 2017.  Australia's total commitment will be AUD 10 million over 3 years. See 3E for more information on Australia's work on education in emergencies.

  • Grand Bargain

    Report on The Grand Bargain Commitments

  • The Connecting Business Initiative

    What concrete actions have you taken in support of the initiative.

    In the Pacific, enhancing connectivity is crucial to counteract some of the challenges of geographic isolation and remoteness. Between 2016 – 2018 Australia supported the region-wide efforts to establish a Connecting Business initiative (CBi) in the Pacific ($300,000 contribution).

    Through this work, Australia has supported businesses based in the Pacific to face the challenges of preparing and responding to disasters. The CBi has established the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council to support a private sector network in Fiji, prioritised support to private sector networks in Vanuatu and worked with the Vanuatu Chamber of Commerce and Industry to establish and strengthen a Vanuatu Business Disaster Resilience Council. Future work is planned for Solomon Islands, Tonga and Samoa.