Activations

The H2H Network dashboard: Connecting humanitarian responders with high quality technical services

View service packages developed to support specific humanitarian crises and search by location, timeframe, service category or organization. All services are funded by the the H2H Network and freely available to humanitarian responders worldwide. Dashboard V1 was developed in collaboration with H2H Network member CartONG.

The H2H Fund

Fast funding and early action from technical agencies supporting the broader humanitarian system.

Open source technical services have the potential to improve the quality and impact of humanitarian responses. But too often, funding mechanisms are slow, reactive and centralized. Unnecessary delays impact responses and often shut out smaller organizations offering support needed by responders on the ground.

The H2H Fund enables network members to quickly get to work when an emergency strikes. The network develops packages of integrated technical services to address gaps and meet identified needs in specific humanitarian responses. Services are available to responders at all levels.

The H2H Fund: How it works

The fund is activated following a request by a donor, a network member, or a responder within the context of a specific emergency. A monthly network forum gives members the opportunity to flag crises and request needs assessments. The core team conducts a scoping and needs assessment, and makes a decision on whether to activate the fund or not. If the decision is positive, a call for proposals is issued. Proposals are then reviewed and scored by the grant panel, and a service package is created to meet needs in a specific context and strengthen the humanitarian response.

  • Nagorno-Karabakh: Needs assessment support to inform the humanitarian response

    Nagorno-Karabakh: Needs assessment support to inform the humanitarian response

    • When November and December 2020
    • Where Syunik and Yerevan, Armenia; Remote

    Objective

    The H2H Network has activated its fund in response to a growing humanitarian emergency in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Two member agencies who specialize in assessments will focus on collecting information on the needs of displaced people, aiming to inform and strengthen the wider humanitarian response. First assessments will be available by early December.

    H2H Network response

    Category of need
    Detail of service
    Service providers
    Data and information

    Survey of surveys database; Joint rapid needs assessment tool; Rapid needs assessment on spontaneous arrivals and host populations of Syunik.

    Impact Initiatives/ REACH

    Detailed update of the

    ACAPS short note, originally published on 11 October 2020, available by early December.

    ACAPS

    Statistics
    £65k
    Amount funded
  • Covid-19 II: Supporting global-yet-local efforts to fight the pandemic

    Covid-19 II: Supporting global-yet-local efforts to fight the pandemic

    • When May 2020 – January 2021
    • Where Global and regional, with a focus on countries with less resilient healthcare systems

    Objective

    By March 2020, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the humanitarian sector was growing in every corner of the world. International projects were halted, local responders were often left without support. The technical skills and services of members in the H2H Network were needed – and in many cases, they could be delivered remotely. The second activation of the H2H Fund to address the Covid-19 pandemic is the most comprehensive service package to date.

    H2H Network response

    Category of need
    Detail of service
    Service providers
    Data and information management

    Provide global and context specific analysis to guide the scale-up and reorientation of humanitarian action in response to the pandemic

    ACAPs

    Improve the impact and quality of the Covid-19 response by answering humanitarian agencies’ needs in terms of adapting their IM and M and E activities

    CartONG

    Library of collated, summarized and up-to-date research on the effectiveness of interventions to treat, manage and mitigate the impact of the pandemic.

    Evidence Aid

    Match unmet data needs from government and NGOs with local experts and supporting the design and execution of targeted data collection efforts.

    Humanitarian OpenStreetMap

    Provide geospatial, data and IM support to those agencies who are key to effective Covid-19 response among the world's most vulnerable communities.

    MapAction

    Communications and community engagement

    Keeping ahead of the Covid-19 impact curve in ongoing and emerging disasters using adaptive communication and community engagement approaches.

    CDAC Network

    Access to vital information about the pandemic.

    Fondation Hirondelle

    Perceptions of a pandemic: Strengthening the quality and relevance of the Covid-19 global response through community input.

    Ground Truth Solutions

    Media coverage of the impact of and response to the Covid-19 pandemic in crisis zones.

    The New Humanitarian

    Quality and sector professionalization

    Mentor and coach local NGOs: Capacity building for organizational  adjustment and Covid-19 response.

    Humanitarian Academy for Development

    Remote online facilitated training.

    RedR UK

    Build the capacity of humanitarian actors on relevant humanitarian standards for the Covid-19 response.

    Sphere

    Security, logistics and programme support

    Monitor Covid-19 related aid security events to help aid agencies adjust their security risk strategies and to highlight the specific risks faced by mainly local health workers.

    Insecurity Insight

    Optimize the efficiency of the humanitarian supply chain.

    Atlas

    Statistics
    £1.7million
    Amount funded
  • Covid I: Responding to the Covid-19 info-demic

    Covid I: Responding to the Covid-19 info-demic

    • When February – June 2020
    • Where Asia-Pacific and global

    Objective

    On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus (yet unnamed) a public health emergency of international concern and listed six priority activities to control the spread. Chief among them was combatting the misinformation and disinformation around the growing crisis – the WHO referred to it as the ‘info-demic’. The H2H Network immediately recognized the need to offer the skills of its communications, community engagement and information management members.

    The collective goal was to analyse information gaps and develop evidence-based content to address them in relevant languages, formats, and channels. The result was a regular and extensive programme of information, guidance, and training based on scientific evidence, tailored to local needs and delivered in local languages.

    H2H Network response

    Category of need
    Detail of service
    Service providers
    Community engagement and accountability

    Library of relevant and current scientific research on Covid-19.

    Evidence Aid

    Trusted, accurate and multi-lingual media and communication content (TV, radio, digital) to address the global spread of false information.

    BBC Media Action

    Social media monitoring, rumour tracking media and community engagement activities.

    Internews

    Data-driven language support to combat misinformation related to the coronavirus.

    Translators without Borders

    Statistics
    £482k
    Amount funded
  • Vanuatu: Strengthening local response during the pandemic

    Vanuatu: Strengthening local response during the pandemic

    • When May- August 2020
    • Where Vanuatu, South Pacific

    Objective

    Category-5 Cyclone Harold struck Vanuatu on 6 April while the island nation was under restrictions to limit exposure to Covid-19. International flights to bring in support and services were highly limited. A local response was necessary. H2H Network members often work directly with local responders. In the case of Vanuatu, several members were already present in the country, ready to back up the local response with their skills and services.

    H2H Network response

    Category of need
    Detail of service
    Service providers
    Security, logistics and programme support

    Increase access to improved WASH facilities and information on safe WASH practices, including Covid-19 prevention.

    Field Ready

    Community engagement and accountability

    Provision of life-saving information ranging from shelter, food and water and protection issues around Covid-19.

    CDAC Network

    Statistics
    £203k
    Amount funded
  • Burkina Faso II: Strengthening the humanitarian response

    Burkina Faso II: Strengthening the humanitarian response

    • When March – December 2020
    • Where Burkina Faso

    Objective

    In late 2019, H2H Network members began scoping and assessing need in Burkina Faso, funded through the network’s first activation. Their findings were reinforced by network’s humanitarian advisor who deployed in January 2020 and met with UN agencies, government and international and local NGOs. The need was clear: The network should further fund members to strengthen humanitarian coordination and support the newly established cluster activation in anticipation of a surge in internally displaced people in the spring. Projects within the funded package were intended to:

    • Provide services that reinforce existing coordination, information management and community engagement/accountability.
    • Give responders access to training and best practices in humanitarian principles, quality, standards, and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

    H2H Network response

    Category of need
    Detail of service
    Service providers
    Community engagement and accountability

    Community engagement mapping and gap analysis; community engagement coordination

    CDAC Network

    Perception surveying to assess community perspectives of the response and guide programming

    Ground Truth Solutions

    Field reporting and interviews with local actors and affected communities

    The New Humanitarian

    Quality and professionalization

    In-country training on humanitarian standards

    Sphere

    Data and information

    Set up of an information and analysis unit​ in coordination with UN OCHA

    iMMAP

    Statistics
    £374k
    Amount funded
  • Burkina Faso I: Providing technical services

    Burkina Faso I: Providing technical services

    • When December 2019 – March 2020
    • Where Burkina Faso

    Objective

    In the second half of 2019, residents of the northern region of Burkina Faso began to experience violence and rebel insurgency. People let their homes for safety. Long an area of development programming, the region now needed humanitarian focus and skills to support displaced people. The UN cluster system was quickly established, but more support was needed. The H2H Fund was quickly activated to scope needs; within a month, five members were assessing how to reinforce the coordination and information management structures and how to provide training on humanitarian standards, and protection from sexual exploitation and abuse.

    Statistics
    £139k
    Funded
  • DRC: Supporting the Ebola response

    DRC: Supporting the Ebola response

    • When August 2019 – January 2020
    • Where Democratic Republic of the Congo

    Objective

    In August 2019, the H2H Network activated its fund to support members providing services to responders of the Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo). One year into the crisis, the need was still great. In May, the UN had sent a special envoy to strengthen the response; in July WHO warned that the outbreak was still current.

    The network’s service package consisted of the projects that could:
    ·      Increase the level of trust community members have in the response

    ·       Improve coordination, information management and sharing

    H2H Network response

    Category of need
    Detail of service
    Service providers
    Data and information

    Electronic medical records system for Ebola treatment centres.

    Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (remote support)

    Security, logistics and programme support

    Analysis and operational security information on attacks on healthcare centres and workers including monthly security news briefs.

    Insecurity Insight

    Community engagement and accountability

    Collection and response to rumours concerns and other community issues through channels trusted by the community.

    Internews

    Field reporting and interviews with local actors and affected communities; analysis of the humanitarian response and the local perspective.

    The New Humanitarian

    Local language support for community engagement and data collection activities.

    Translators without Borders

    Statistics
    £238k
    Amount funded
  • Mozambique: Supporting the response to Cyclone Idai

    Mozambique: Supporting the response to Cyclone Idai

    • When April – June 2019
    • Where Mozambique

    Objective

    The network’s new fund was not yet operational when Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique on 14 March 2019. However, given the scale of the emergency and the need for specialized technical support for the response, the fund used its interim processes to deliver a package of services. The network’s activation of its service package happened exactly one week later with funding for five members to focus on mapping, information management and community engagement.

    H2H Network response

    Category of need
    Detail of service
    Service providers
    Data and information

    Data collection, base map data, daily updates (supporting all IM officers and OCHA IM team).

    Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

    Independent and daily situation analysis for entire response, daily briefing notes on needs.

    ACAPS (remote and in-field)

    Community Engagement

    Coordination across response (in cooperation with OCHA), CE assessment, language support (focus on local languages).

    CDAC Network and Translators without Borders

    Security, logistics and programme support

    Detailed analysis of logistics vulnerabilities; access opening in Beira; rubble management (in cooperation with logistics cluster and World Food Programme).

    Atlas Logistique

    Statistics
    £125k
    Amount funded