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What We Know About Collaboration: The ECB country consortium experience

What We Know About Collaboration: The ECB country consortium experience

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What We Know About Collaboration: the ECB Country Consortium Experience outlines how organizations can work better together. It can be used as a reference for developing a consortium or for strengthening an existing collaboration among emergency response agencies and other key partners.
The resource is designed for staff involved in humanitarian and emergency work, and other stakeholders including UN and government representatives, local partners, communities and academia. The resource was developed in collaboration with the ECB Project community and other organizations.
What We Know About Collaboration: the ECB Country Consortium Experience outlines how organizations can work better together. It can be used as a reference for developing a consortium or for strengthening an existing collaboration among emergency response agencies and other key partners.
The resource is designed for staff involved in humanitarian and emergency work, and other stakeholders including UN and government representatives, local partners, communities and academia. The resource was developed in collaboration with the ECB Project community and other organizations.

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What We Know AboutCollaboration:
the ECB Country ConsortiumExperience
Emergency Capacity Building:
The 10. Key Factors for Success
 
 
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What We Know About Collaboration:the ECB Country Consortium Experience
Table of contents 
Table A: A Summary of the Key Factors, Tools and Examples…………………………………………………………………5
 Part I. Benefits of Collaboration ..................................................................................................................6Part II. A Summary of the 10. Key Factors for Success ...............................................................................81. Defining common aims and objectives .................................................................................. 102. Ensuring effective leadership ................................................................................................. 123. Ensuring alignment ................................................................................................................ 134. Demonstrating visible support and reliable commitment ..................................................... 145. Prioritizing staff time to facilitate and support the process .................................................. 146. Ensuring transparent, effective communication ................................................................... 167. Clarifying roles and responsibilities ....................................................................................... 188. Funding the process ............................................................................................................... 189. Finding common approaches ................................................................................................. 2010. Managing crisis within the consortium ................................................................................. 21Concluding note ....................................................................................................................................... 22 Appendix 1. Toolboxes 1-
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Acknowledgements
Many thanks to Jeff Klenk for his tremendous work gathering case studies and analysing ECB tools fromacross the project to develop the first version of this resource.Special thanks to Andrea Stewart for coordinating, editing and contributing extensively to this resource.Thanks also to David Hockaday, Kwame Boate and Nita Hassan of the ECB Global Project Team; AngelaRouse of CARE, Bill Canny, LeAnn Hager, and Yenni Suryani of CRS; Catherine Gould, Roger Quiroga andIngrid Terrazas of Oxfam; Mohammad Harun or Rashid of Save the Children; Keith Buck and Wynn Flatenof World Vision; and Michael Bowers and Richard Jacquot of Mercy Corps for taking time from their busyschedules to respond to questions and inform this effort. Without their willingness to share learning anddetailed examples, this resource could not have materialized.Thanks also to those who reviewed the document in draft form and provided their feedback: MassimoNicoletti Altimari; John Ambler; Sveinn Benediktsson; Robert Francis Garcia; Hauke Hoops; GerryMcCarthy; Marten Mylius; Ingrid
 
Terrazas; Wahyu Widayanto;
 
Mohammad Harun or Rashid, ElizabethWillmott-Harrop; Linda Poteat; Keith Buck; Laure Anquez; David Hockaday; Katy Love; Andy Johnson, andDriss Moumane.This report is funded by the
Directorate General forHumanitarian Aid and CivilProtection (ECHO).
Abbreviations 
ACAPS Assessment Caacities ProectAIM Accountabilit and Imact MeasurementCALP Cash Learnin PartnershiCBHA Consortium of British Humanitarian AenciesCDA Collaborative Learnin ProectCCA Climate Chane AdatationCEP Consortium Enaement PlanCSAS Consortium Self-Assessment SurveCVA Caacit and Vulnerabilit AnalsisDREP Disaster Resonse Enaement ProtocolsDRR Disaster Risk ReductionELRHA Enhancin Learnin and Research for Humanitarian AssistanceECB Proect Emerenc Caacit Buildin ProectHSDP Humanitarian Staff Develoment ProectIAWG Inter-Aenc Workin Grou on Disaster PrearednessJNA Joint Needs AssessmentMOU Memorandum of UnderstandinNARRI National Alliance for Risk Reduction and Resonse InitiativesNGO Non-Governmental OranizationWASH Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

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