Redefining Collaboration between Civil Society Organisations and the UN: Introducing the Partner Portal
Redefining Collaboration with the UN: Introducing the Partner Portal Bolstering Success in Development and Humanitarian Endeavours: Navigate, Connect, and Flourish with the UN Partner Portal
As a consultancy firm devoted to backing development and humanitarian initiatives, we are thrilled to bring to your attention a pioneering tool set to transform your engagement with the United Nations (UN): The UN Partner Portal.
This comprehensive digital interface, jointly crafted by prestigious UN agencies including the UN Secretariat, UN Women, FAO, UNDP Crisis Bureau, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, and WFP, with operational support from UNICC, offers an unparalleled opportunity to streamline the cooperation between civil society organisations (CSOs) with the UN. Drawing from decades of fruitful collaborations between the UN and civil society, the UN Partner Portal is not just a platform – it has the potential to be a revolution in partnership management.
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- Expand Your Understanding: Delve into the nuances of UN partnership processes and broaden your strategic perspective for successful collaborations.
- One-Stop Registration: Set up your online profile just once, and it’s accessible to multiple UN agencies. Embrace efficiency and say goodbye to repetitive data entry.
- Plethora of Opportunities: Consolidate your exploration for partnership opportunities from an array of UN agencies. Streamline your search, diversify your connections, and accelerate your progress.
- Idea Exchange: Submit your concept notes (both solicited and unsolicited) directly to UN agencies. Transform your innovative ideas into impactful realities.
- Boosted Visibility: Your CSO profile alerts UN agencies of your field presence. Garner the recognition you merit and build potent synergies.
- Streamlined Declarations: A unified partner declaration system accepted across all UN agencies offers you the best of seamless uniformity.
- Accelerated Processing: Experience a substantial reduction in timelines for partnership selection and processing. Embark on your UN collaboration journey swifter than ever.
- Risk Profiling: Benefit from faster verification and risk profiling of prospective partners.
- Enhanced Analysis: Facilitate key partner profile data extraction for UN Agency analysis towards more data-driven decisions for impactful collaborations.
As trusted consultants to various CSOs and UN agencies, we understand the value of streamlined collaboration. The UN Partner Portal stands testament to the efforts of organisations such as UNHCR, UNICEF, and WFP in achieving the commitments of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summits’ Grand Bargain. This groundbreaking tool aims to minimise redundancy, lower management costs, and enhance partnerships with local and national actors.
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Research on chlorine tablets for water treatment in emergencies A multi-country analysis commissioned by UNICEF about the distribution, challenges and alternative water-treatment methods
Research implemented by movimentar GmbH (March 2022)
This post presents the result of a multi-country study on the use of chlorine tablets in emergencies which movimentar GmbH conducted for UNICEF’s Global Supply Division. The research brief summarises the results which covered a reproducible random sample of 40 sites (villages, camps, and towns) in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Yemen. These countries have been targeted by UNICEF programmes, and all sites had received chlorine tablets at least six months prior to the study.
Diarrhoeal diseases accounted for the death of over 500,000 children under-five globally in 2017 (1) and are the third leading cause of mortality in this age group (2). Approximately 88% of those deaths result from unsafe water, inadequate sanitation, and insufficient hygiene (3), making effective WASH interventions crucial for the health and survival not only of children but also youths and adults. Until centrally treated, piped water can be delivered to every family, the initial critical need is the provision of microbiologically safe drinking water to reduce the incidence of diarrhoea and other waterborne diseases. UNICEF’s global chlorine tablet programme distributes tablets and trains recipients on how to use them, with a focus on emergency or humanitarian situations.
The research brief below summarises the results of a study which covered a reproducible random sample of 40 sites (villages, camps, and towns) in five countries that have been targeted by UNICEF programmes. All sites had received chlorine tablets at least six months prior to the study.
Purposes of the study:
- To document the actual use of chlorine tablets by end-users and primary stakeholders in contexts of emergencies;
- To assess the correct use of chlorine tablets by recipients and compare their use with other HWTS (household water treatment and safe storage) technologies for supporting public health in humanitarian settings;
- To assess UNICEF’s global chlorine tablet programme, specifically in terms of areas for improvement related to distribution, monitoring, and effectiveness from a user perspective.
Data were collected between September and December 2021 and included a range of variables, such as measurement of water parameters (pH, turbidity, and free chlorine residual – FCR), from the following sources:
- Document review.
- Observations via transect walks and measurement of water-source parameters in a sample of 40 sites.
- Household survey and measurements of water parameters from 493 households in the observed sites.
- 163 key-informant individual and group interviews.
- Online surveys with 34 staff from governments, WASH partners, and UNICEF.
The study provided forward-looking recommendations that aimed at improving the UNICEF’s global chlorine tablet programme, as well as actions by WASH actors at all levels.
The research brief is available for download below. Please contact UNICEF Supply Division (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further questions or to access the full report.
- UNICEF (2021): Diarrhoea. Available at https://data.unicef.org.
- Our World in Data: Causes of death in children under five year old. Available at: https://ourworldindata.org.
- CDC: Global Diarrhea Burden. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov.