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close this bookCoordinating Among International Organizations in Complex Emergencies (Trainer's Guide, Draft 1st Edition) (Complex Emergency Training Initiative - Disaster Management Training Programme, 80 p.)
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Annex 2

Coordination Discussion Questions - Techniques

EXERCISE: Provide examples from your own or your organization’s experience in which information sharing, collaboration, and joint strategic planning took place. What were the positive and/or negative results of each?

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Q. As a facilitator, what would be your meeting-management technique when you find there are several medical relief agencies competing to work in the same community?

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Q. Describe a model process for writing a Memorandum of Understanding for two agencies working in a complex emergency.

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Q. What would you do as a facilitator if an agency in the coordination body had a mandate that significantly over-reached its operational capacity?

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Q. What are some practical techniques to encourage organizations to stay in touch during emergency operations?

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Q. Do you agree with this recommendation, or would you include all legitimate organizations that want to participate in the coordination body? Why?

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Q. What does this mean in practice? Give an example.

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Q. Describe a personnel policy that would reward coordination.

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EXERCISE

For each of the barriers identified, suggest one or more coordination facilitation strategies that should help overcome it.

Barrier

Facilitation strategy to overcome barrier

1. Threat to autonomy (real or perceived)




2. Professional staff fears




3. Disagreement among resource providers




4. Multiple local government, private sector and nongovernmental organizations




5. Absence of consensus among participants




6. Different expectations of different levels of the government hierarchy




7. Coordination viewed as tow priority




8. Costs and benefits are viewed as unsatisfactory




9. Resources not available




10. Diffusion of “credit”




11. Lack of trust




12. Fragmentation




13. Highly centralized bureaucratic organizations




14. Lack of coordination skills, knowledge and experience




15. Staff turnover




16. Unilateral donor actions




17. Ineffectual or inappropriate coordination leadership