Presenters: Monica Ramos (GWC) / Pavlos Tamvakis (ICRC) / Emmett Kearney (UN HCR)/ François Baillon (IHIP)
This presentation will walk you through the current work being done by the WASH CONTRACT COMMITTEE of the International Humanitarian Infrastructure Platform (IHIP) around construction contracts and how it can de-risk your project. In coordination with the Water and Habitat department of the ICRC and the WASH Unit of the UN-HCR, we will show how this initiative also fits in the WASH sector roadmap to engage better with the private sector (Initiative 3.2).
About IHIP : The IHIP initiative is mainly driven by operational challenges to improve how humanitarian actors engage with the private sector to deliver infrastructure projects. Its specific function is to build on existing private sector tools and adapt them to the humanitarian context and therefore allowing successful design and delivery of infrastructure. IHIP addresses this issue building on a common reference, the FIDIC construction contract, which is already widely known and accepted by both the private sector and the development and humanitarian actors.
The objective are:
1. To introduce Initiative 3.2 of the Wash sector 2. To introduce the IHIP initiative 3. To promote the use of the harmonized particular conditions of contract for construction for the WASH sector. 4. To engage with Global WASH Cluster members through pilot project(s) using the harmonized particular conditions of contract for construction developed by IHIP for the WASH sector
• Welcoming remarks , Monica Ramos (5 mn) • Short introduction about initiative 3.2, Emmett Kearney (5 minutes) • Concrete examples of challenges, Pavlos Tamvakis (5-10 minutes) • Presentation of the IHIP initiative, François Baillon (10mn) • Presentation of the 18 improvement points addressed in the harmonized particular conditions of contract for construction for the WASH sector, François Baillon (10mn) • Discussion on elements that would help the sector to engage with the IHIP harmonized contract (20 minutes) • Propose online registration form for interested organizations
The IHIP board approved to commit to the humanitarian principles and principles of partnership .
What are Humanitarian Principles?
Humanitarian principles provide the fundamental foundations for humanitarian action. Humanitarian principles are central to establishing and maintaining access to affected populations whether in the context of a natural disaster, an armed conflict or a complex emergency. Promoting compliance with humanitarian principles in humanitarian responseis an essential element of effective humanitarian coordination.
On 10th March 2021 during the meeting of the steering committee of the Wash Sector, IHIP officialy became co-leader with UN HCR of initiative 3.2: Specialized expertise for the WASH Sector.
The objective of the initiative is to consolidate the understanding of and develop a strategy for the use of various pools of competent and skilled WASH professionals with specific technical expertise that can be predictably and rapidly mobilized to respond in emergencies (i.e., surge, talent pool, rosters etc.). This both at global and more local levels (whenever local options are feasible, they should be favored), and identify mechanisms to engage with effectively and leverage the capacity of other non-traditional actors in the humanitarian space including the private sector and academia – in terms of in-kind support technical and material support (e.g. use of tools, equipment, etc.). This includes how to better engage with the private sector where we operate, e.g. consultants, contractors, utilities/service providers.
The ultimate objective is to ensure that the right expertise is made available when it does not exist within the humanitarian organizations implementing a program/project.
IHIP, has a major role to play, bridging gaps between the humanitarian actors and the private sector.
De-risking with harmonized conditions of contract for construction for the shelter sector
Monday 26 Oct 16h30-17h00
François Baillon, IHIP, email@example.com
Liz Palmer (Save the children International )
and Richard Dewhurst ( PhD student WEDC)
Particular Conditions to FIDIC SHORT FORM of Contract for the WASH humanitarian sector have been prepared based on a survey circulated to members of the Global Wash Cluster in July 2020 and consolidation workshops of a group of Wash experts from humanitarian and academic organizations (the IHIP WASH Contract Committee).
Presentation by the IHIP Wash Contract Committee of the 18 updates included in the new humanitarian particular conditions of contract for construction for the WASH sector to be released next November 2020. Join the discussion on how this could replicate for the shelter sector.
Partnering for peace: How to drive stability and peace through and alongside humanitarian responses
Tuesday, 6 November 2018 from 14:30 to 15:45
Over the last decade, we have witnessed an increase in suffering in the most fragile of places, and how violent extremist groups aggravate these crises. In many fragile contexts, violent conflict and the resulting loss of lives and displacement shapes the crisis and frames the humanitarian response. While much of the international assistance in the midst of a complex crisis seeks to alleviate suffering by addressing the effects of conflict, there are important yet often untapped opportunities to lay the groundwork for peace through and alongside humanitarian responses. Panellists will illustrate different approaches to driving stability, peace and preventing violent extremism within humanitarian contexts and explore the benefits and challenges of partnering across sectors. This includes partnerships between the infrastructure and local private sector, and between humanitarian and preventing violent extremism actors.
Event Organizers: Mercy Corps;
International Humanitarian Infrastructure Platform (IHIP);
Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF),
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)