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Collaboration, Facilitation and Operational Partnerships 

Coordination and facilitation has been a core part of CaLP’s identity since our inception. Principles of collaboration, dialogue and action underpin the means by which CaLP has driven progress within the sector. The 2015 - 2019 strategy outlines the means by which CaLP capitalises on its expertise to promote collaborative approaches as the principal means by which inclusive progress can be achieved.  

A critical component of CaLP’s previous strategy was an intentional drive to seek formal leadership in cash coordination within the humanitarian architecture, and the continued support for this is reflected in this outcome. The challenges inherent in the cross sector nature of CTP have been embraced by the humanitarian sector more broadly and there is increasing recognition of the importance of mainstreaming humanitarian coordination based on improved quality and lessons learned from the wider sector, including development, state and private actors. CaLP intend to continue to facilitate collaborative dialogue where the need and interest remains critical, as defined by our community of practice.

CaLP’s priority focus remains on supporting the development of quality humanitarian programming that best serves the needs of populations affected by crisis. In accordance with CaLP’s operating principles, activities within this outcome will focus on ensuring that dialogue and progress in CTP is inclusive of all relevant and appropriate actors.

Through its expertise CaLP will lead where necessary and support when appropriate, the following activities:

  • ‘Unpacking’ the conversation through regional and global thematic working groups: Unpacking the conversation, including into its technical, operational and strategic elements, enabling a more focused consideration of separate themes, and the critical engagement of the most appropriate stakeholders. CaLP will aim to support the continued development of discussion points, with a focus on technical and operational coordination. CaLP will not assume a role in the STRATEGIC coordination of CTP. 
  •  CaLP will host more learning events at global and regional level: Topics of focus will be decided by the CaLP team supported by the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) in coordination with the community of practice, through active feedback and consultation mechanisms. CaLP will seek funding and actively seek to facilitate the participation of a diverse group with specific expertise. 
  • Partnerships to tackle and resolve outstanding constraints on collaboration: On a systemic level, CaLP will continue to develop its partnership with mandated agencies to promote predictable cross-sectoral leadership and coordination within the cluster approach, helping review key instruments such as humanitarian rosters and policies. It is the specific intent of 2016 / 2017 to seek partnerships in support of developing appropriate tools for information management as a part of the formal cash coordination structure.e to facilitate collaborative dialogue where the need and interest remains critical, as defined by our community of practice. 
  • CaLP and its members will make technical capacity available on demand: Global, higher level, strategic conversation on CTP involving a plurality of actors is still at the early stages and significant further dialogue is needed to achieve our vision. To facilitate the right discussions, CaLP will proactively provide technical support to coordination bodies interested in and / or working on tackling CTP issues. CaLP aims to facilitate surge technical support to level 1 emergencies throughout this strategy period. 

CaLP expect this to be by demand from the community of practice and the development of the TAG will make this support more viable. When in line with its strategy and goals, CaLP will be determined in reaching out to new / non-traditional actors where demand may not yet be there.

One platform for information sharing and learning: CaLP will continue to provide support to collaboration more generally through the ongoing management of a multi-faceted information management system. The D-Group provides a virtual platform to host discussions and pose questions. The website is the only global platform dedicated to CTP and CaLP plays a critical role in maintaining a resource library and curating the most relevant documents.

CaLP Role Activity
Lead  
  • CaLP will lead regional cash coordination in each of its regional hubs. As well as supporting coordinated dialogue these groups will ensure that its activities and those of others are well targeted and remain appropriate.
  • CaLP will not assume any formal relationship with country cash coordination but aims to facilitate even and efficient development of CTP at country level by leading regional and global thematic learning streams.
  • CaLP will continue to provide the online collaborative platform through its d group and structured information systems.
  • CaLP will ensure that global learning is disseminated through coordinated advocacy, research and capacity building
Facilitate
  • CaLP, with its members, will provide technical support to other coordination activities when relevant to its strategy and approach.
  • CaLP will actively seek to engage in collaborative partnerships to improve coordination of CTP across sectors and across modalities.
Participate
  • To achieve this outcome, CaLP will actively participate in coordination meetings at a country,regional and global level with a specific focus on cluster and other working group meetings when CTP is on the agenda

Detailed information on CaLP's work on coordination are presented in the dedicated page.