Partner with the Military Children's Six Foundation
Global Humanitarian Relief Efforts
There are ‘partnerships’ all over the world between international, national, and local organizations working together towards a mutual goal. That mutual goal is to meet the immediate needs of crisis-affected people in a timely, relevant, efficient, coherent, and sustainable way. But how many of these partnerships are led by local or national actors? Or, at the very least, are truly fair, where partners share power and decision-making and value a diversity of experience and capacity? Realistically, not many. Partnerships tend to reinforce the wider power imbalances inherent in the aid industry, where international actors have greater access to funds and greater influence over humanitarian funding decisions.
Putting evidence into action - equipping local and international organizations, donors, and companies
to work effectively, and accountably amidst conflict.
Military Children's Six Foundation "Advanced Humanitarian Response Team" (AHRT) accompanies diverse actors to integrate lessons and frameworks from AHRT research into both what they do and how they do it.
We know effective operations depend on a deep understanding of the landscape and acting responsibly within, complex local dynamics. Our engagements are grounded in this field experience, enable actors to learn with, and from each other, and are oriented towards practical application from project to community policy levels.
MC6-HRT helps policymakers, practitioners, and organizations improve the quality, effectiveness, and accountability of humanitarian aid, development, and peacebuilding programs through better tools for joint analysis, participatory program design, feedback loops, listening, and accountability mechanisms.
MC6 Advance Humanitarian Response Team work on aid effectiveness, accountability, and feedback. The Mobility Listening Team (MLT) facilitates 20 listening exercises on the receiving end of international aid, and community and individual resources. MC6-MLT listening methodology features open-ended conversations with people in recipient communities about their experiences with and analysis of the cumulative impacts of international aid efforts in their communities.
Mobile Listening Teams hold conversations with people who represent broad cross-sections of their societies: local leaders and community members, government officials and civil society activists, teachers and students, farmers and business people, men and women, young and old, privileged and marginalized.
MLT conversations include people who have directly received assistance, people who had not received assistance but who were close enough to the process to have valid and interesting insights about its impacts, and local people and ex-pats who had been a part of the chain of delivery and implementation of aid programs.
MC6-MLT will share the findings with a wide range of donors, policymakers, international and local aid agencies, foundations, academics, and students. AHRT-MLT continues to research and advise donors, operational aid agencies, evaluators, and others on the use of feedback loops and other ways to more effectively listen to, engage with and be accountable to local people, organizations, and governments.
New Partnerships, New Collaborations and New Strategic Alliances
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