Our impact goals
As a central pillar of our strategic compass, we designed three impact goals and intensively reviewed our ways of working. This was based on a range of inputs: a joint analysis of the context; learnings and reflections from extensive consultations across our Alliance; 20 years of joint emergency preparedness and response, longer-term programming and learning. From our analysis of the external context and our joint capabilities as a network, joint emergency response remains an essential priority, building on two decades of joint experience and action.
Together, we will continue to focus on the SDGs, preparing for and responding to emergencies of all kinds, building community resilience and working with marginalised and vulnerable groups and communities as actors and activists to reach three impact goals:
1. Climate: building climate resilient pathways to drive more equitable and effective humanitarian and development outcomes.
The climate crisis is transforming into a protracted crisis, impacting all areas of life, especially for the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalised. It is the result of human behaviour and a direct cause of increasing
poverty, inequality, and humanitarian disasters that need to be addressed, including conflicts, famines, floods, droughts, and forced, unsafe mass migration.
Based on our presence in countries worst affected by the climate crisis, and our access in countries with power to influence at several levels, we support communities to strengthen their resilience. We employ a ‘nexus approach’ – addressing their humanitarian needs with a long-term perspective – and we channel their voices to speak out for sustainable and just solutions.
2. Food: transforming systems to tackle hunger and malnutrition, prioritising sustainability, equity and the needs and rights of those who are marginalised.
The production and consumption of nutritious food is the most basic building block of human survival and flourishing. Hunger and malnutrition are on the increase, made significantly worse by COVID-19 and strongly
correlated to poverty and exclusion. The link between how we produce, distribute and consume food, the inequalities in our society, our effect on our climate and environment, conflict and humanitarian crises is clear and
requires urgent attention.
Based on our experience using multi-sectoral and human rights-based approaches to tackle hunger, malnutrition and working on pro-poor and sustainable food systems, we will contribute to the creation of nutrition-focussed, equitable, sustainable, and economically viable food systems,
which respond to the needs and rights of marginalised people in crisis as a priority.
3. Equitable civil society partnerships: contributing to more effective and inclusive local-to-global civil society collaboration.
A healthy civil society is a critical component of effective international development cooperation and humanitarian action. Civil society can connect local concerns to national and global decision making, and can ensure that power-holders are held responsible for listening and responding to people’s needs effectively. Yet we need to be conscious that
CSOs in many of the countries where we work are increasingly suppressed or marginalized (a situation often made worse by COVID-19), and continuously struggle to protect and sustain their organisations, safely engage, and raise their voices.
Based on our extensive networks, our knowledge and know-how and our access to channels and resources, we will actively seek and amplify the voices of civil society actors we work with at all levels and with all relevant stakeholders. We will work to enable access to the decision-making
channels relevant to people’s constituencies, to influence decisions that affect them. We will deepen our existing experience to build and
share more impactful and inclusive models of collaboration towards greater impact, quality and sustainability in emergency response and