The P2P support mission was requested by the HC following an HCT retreat in February 2022 where the HCT decided to review of the humanitarian coordination structure in Myanmar to be more fit-for-purpose to facilitate humanitarian response to increasing humanitarian needs against a severely restrictive and highly dynamic and changing operating environment and limited humanitarian funding with a less than 30 percent funding HRP in 2021. Due to the ongoing visa and in-country movement constraints for international humanitarian staff, the support mission was carried out remotely. All bilateral meetings and self-assessment workshops were conducted via Teams and Zoom platforms, and the self-assessments were run using the Mentimeter and Jamboard online tools. Recognizing the limits of a two-weeks mission undertaken virtually, rather than offering detailed options for a reviewed coordination architecture, the support mission was an opportunity for the humanitarian country team in Myanmar to reflect on the most critical challenges with the P2P mission team and together identify some strategic actions that should be undertaken towards addressing these challenges.
The team adopted a bottom-up approach to its work and consulted with more than 220 individuals during the mission, through 20 bilateral meetings and 15 self-assessment workshops with INGOs, NNGOs and the Inter-Cluster Coordination Group (ICCG) as well as other relevant coordination platforms at the national and sub-national level. The team also interacted with affected communities. On the final day of the mission, the team met with the HCT to review the initial findings of the mission and agree on concrete actions that would strengthen the response. This discussion provided the basis for the Action Plan that the HC has committed to implement.