South Sudan NGO Forum Support

Project completed

The project aims at supporting effective and principled delivery of humanitarian assistance by facilitating improved information sharing, security risk analysis and advice, representation, and policy engagement among the NGO community in South Sudan. It will ensure enhanced capacity of national NGOs and strength­ened links between national and international NGOs. Coordination amongst humanitarian organisations and with other key stakeholders thus will be improved.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
South Sudan
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Material relief assistance
01.06.2016 - 31.07.2017
CHF 419'000
Background

The humanitarian situation in South Sudan remains critical since the conflict broke out in December 2013. Despite the TGNU, insecurity, the deteriorating economic situation, and bad politics continue to pose a great challenge to aid delivery. The NGO Forum plays a central role in addressing issues affecting international and national NGOs; it also provides independent security information. It is the main source of reliable security advice for NGOs in South Sudan.

Objectives

The NGO Forum contributes to effective and principled delivery of humanitarian interventions in South Sudan.

Target groups
  • The over 290 NGO Forum members (150 international NGO and 141 national NGOs)
  • All humanitarian actors
  • The Donor community
Medium-term outcomes
  • Improved information sharing and coordination on issues affecting NGO operations in South Sudan
  • Effective NGO safety and security information sharing and coordination
  • Improved support to NGOs on principled and pragmatic engagement with external stakeholders
Results

Expected results:  

  • Effective information sharing and NGO coordination mechanism in place
  • Security information sharing mechanism in place
  • Context specific Saving lives Together (SLT) framework developed and implemented
  • Policy and HR forum for NGOs in place and functional
  • NGO briefing/guidance notes developed and disseminated


Results from previous phases:  

  • Improved communication and coordination between the NGO Steering Committees and the Forum as well as with government, civil society, donors, UN, and other key stakeholders.
  • Key security information availed to its members.


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Coordination with other projects and actors

The NGO community is part of the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT). It also coordinates with OCHA to ensure greater complementarity, and sits on the Inter-Cluster Working Group tasked with providing operational guidance to the Humanitarian Coordinator and HCT.

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   419'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   423'750 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF  540'000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF  959'000
Project phases Phase 4 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2020   (Current phase)

Phase 3 01.06.2016 - 31.07.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 15.02.2014 - 31.03.2015   (Completed)