In a humanitarian crisis, it is impossible to meet all the needs – tough choices must be made. With humanitarian needs at an unprecedented scale worldwide and funding not keeping pace, we are all under pressure to make the best use of limited resources. Humanitarian Coordinators, Humanitarian Country Teams and Clusters, are being asked to decide what is most critical, urgent or time-sensitive, to decide what will be done and what will not.
This webinar explores prioritisation in humanitarian response planning. What is the purpose of prioritisation? Why is it necessary? What is it that donors want from such processes? How do we prioritise across clusters? Is prioritisation for Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) different to that used for the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and Common Humanitarian Funds (CHFs)? We will unpack some of the different ways that prioritisation has been done, sharing good practices from the field, and ask what an ideal model of prioritisation might look like. Taking examples from the strategic planning process in Iraq and the Pooled Fund in Democratic Republic of Congo, we look at how challenges to prioritisation were overcome and tips that could be relevant to other contexts.