- A phased approach to the project is used to coordinate protection delivery with civil society organizations, faith- based organizations, government institutions, UN agencies and communities.
- Partners that are likely to continue providing SGBV/CP case management services are consulted regarding their capacity related to information management and their interest in engaging in Network activities with their current staff.
- The RSSN focuses on current members with capacity and will slowly expand to include other interested actors and institutions depending on geographic area and service coverage.
|ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY|| |
- National level focal points for the RSSN receive continued technical support from the RLU in the form of RSSN presentation, training materials, regional training opportunities and missions based on available regional level funding.
- Through mixed methods of evaluation, various elements of the project will be considered, including self-evaluation of Safe Spaces conducted by members, capacity-building assessments, safety audits and review of key indicators
- Allow for varied levels of engagement within the Network, recognizing that not all members and institutions will be able to move forward at the same time with different speeds.
- Even though many training materials and SGBV/CP CM/IM tools are standardized, flexibility is built into the Network with adapted and contextualized training events.
|MANAGERIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT|| |
- The RLU SGBV/CP in the Americas Bureau takes the lead to provide regular updates and ensure support for the RSSN as a regional best practice.
- The initiative counts with the support of the UNHCR’s Division of International Protection (DIP), the Americas Bureau Director and other Senior Managers.
- The RSSN was developed in the context of the implementation of the Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action 2014, and the New York Declaration 2016.
- The RSSN is a strategy embedded in the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (MIRPS in Spanish)
- UNHCR country operations that are members of the RSSN leverage their relationships with government counterparts to organize capacity building opportunities for personnel in key institutions.
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- The RSSN uses existing country and regional budgets.
- The RSSN counts with additional support from the DIP and the Americas Bureau.
- UNHCR operations work with members at national level within the range of their planned programs to negotiate the best use of available funds for the greatest impact on persons of concern.
- Coordination around communication within the RSSN is centralized at the regional level by the Coordinators of the RSSN located in the RLU that guide the types of documents produced.
- Webinars, emails and briefing notes on the RSSN are produced at regional level and shared with the RSSN focal points in UNHCR at national and field levels for further distribution of information to partners and government officials.
|STRATEGIC PLANNING|| |
- The multi-year planning cycle of the RSSN has a 3-year span.
- Annual reviews of activities to date allow for a re-alignment of resources at the start of each budget cycle.