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Capacity Development for Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa - Phase IV (HAWA IV)

Afrique de l’Ouest

Titre : Capacity Development for Humanitarian Assistance in West Africa - Phase IV (HAWA IV)

The project will strengthen capacities for effective humanitarian crisis response in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) through research grounded gender responsive individual competency development for professionals from civil protection authorities, security forces, and NGOs informed by the Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus approach, and promote networking structures to enhance policy development, deployment capacities, (local) preparedness, and peace (impact).

Région : Afrique de l’Ouest (Multipays)

Partenaire (s) : ÖSFK (ASPR) - Österreichisches Studienzentrum für Frieden und Konfliktlösung

Période d’exécution : Project start : 01.01.2022 // End : 30.06.2024

Effective humanitarian assistance is ideally the result of coordinated efforts of multiple actors with specially trained personnel. This project is therefore embedded in and informed by the Austrian ‘3C Approach’ that aims at the development of coherent, coordinated, and complementary engagement of Austria’s governmental and non-governmental actors in international crisis situations. The project receives substantial operational support from the Austrian Ministry of Defense.

This project is the 4th phase of an ongoing co-operation with the project partners.

Groupe cible/ Beneficiaires  : The project activities will be implemented in Ghana, in cooperation with the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), and in the target countries Burkina Faso, Senegal, Nigeria, Mali, and Niger in cooperation with HAWA graduates and local partner organisations. 1,527 persons will directly benefit from project activities.

At the institutional level, the KAIPTC and at least 20 (West African) agencies that plan and deliver humanitarian assistance or provide capacity development in the field are indirect beneficiaries. The project will, through its graduates, indirectly reach a total of 150,000 recipients of humanitarian assistance. After the end of the project, the trainees are expected to continue reaching about 150,000 recipients of humanitarian assistance annually through their work.

The core activities are trainings at the KAIPTC (Core Courses, Training of Trainers Courses, Specialisation Course on gender responsive climate action in Humanitarian Assistance) in English and French, Humanitarian Assistance and alumni networking activities in target countries, a survey on the human resource needs of international organisations in humanitarian assistance in West Africa, and one publication of the intersectional study on the drivers and impediments for women from West Africa to enter professional humanitarian assistance and their career advancement in international contexts (based on recent racism and sexism debates in the sector) as a policy brief.

Financement : Österreichische Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (OEZA)
Budget  : € 1.111.500,00

Austrian Development Agency

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