What is an Example of a REGA Mission?


REGA Mission to Papua New Guinea (PNG), March

The mission took place as PNG was introducing humanitarian architecture (the Protection Cluster was revitalized in December 2016), so it was excellent timing to spur thinking about GBV in emergency situations.

Objective: Support and build capacity of newly re-established Protection Cluster and encourage government leadership.

Activities:

  • Facilitated a three-day REGA GBViE Preparedness workshop for the Protection Cluster participants: 29 service providers and government counterparts.
  •  Consultations with line ministries to reinforce the efforts of the Protection Cluster

Outcomes:

The government, which is relatively new to the humanitarian system, participated throughout the workshop. The REGA mission helped focus government attention on GBV and protection issues in emergencies and galvanized increased commitment to engage in the Protection Cluster.

Furthermore:

  • Joint work plan developed based on country specific priorities
  •  Increased understanding of development-humanitarian nexus
  •     Development actors’ knowledge and skillsets where shared enabling learning for humanitarian response
  • Development actors were sensitized on humanitarian action.

It was useful to talk to the donors explicitly about shifting views from development into humanitarian responses, and in particular, advocate for preparedness.

REGA Mission to Iraq, May

This is a follow-up mission that will focus on validation of SOP process which REGA initiated last year.

Objective: Validate the Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs) in four governorates to make sure that all actors, majority being local service providers and national partners, agree and have a shared understanding of the referral pathway, accountabilities, and international standards of care.

Activities:

  • Lead SOP validation workshops in four governorates on context specific referral pathways and international standards
  • Locations: Dahuk, Central South (Baghdad, Anbar and SAD), Sulaymanya and Central (Diyala, Najaf, Kerbala and Babylon).
  • Provide ToT agenda and roadmap for SOP development in other governorates by country colleagues.
  • Consultation with relevant ministries

Expected outcomes: Chronic issues and new developments in GBV provisions have been addressed across Iraq and increased local actor capacity (majority of the sub-cluster members are local organizations). In particular,

  • Agreement on local-level accountability and clarity in roles for supporting survivors
  • Cultural or traditional practices that may contradict best practices (e.g., mediation, home visits) have been examined and addressed (or taken into consideration)

Briefing Kit