In the first meeting of local organizations: building strategic partnerships to implement projects in the ground .
The Supreme Council for the Management and Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and International Cooperation organized ,on Tuesday in the capital Sana’a, the first periodic meeting of local organizations active in humanitarian work in Yemen during the years 2020-2021.
In the meeting, in the presence of heads of departments, general managers of the concerned departments of SCMCHA, and directors and heads of local organizations, the Secretary General of SCMCHA ,Abdulmohsen Tawoos, appreciated the efforts of some local organizations, institutions and associations in providing and doing what they can to reduce the human deterioration, since the start of the aggression on Yemen and stopping of Many UN and international organizations , indicating that these honorable positions are considered positive.
He pointeden out that these local organizations are an integral part of the government and are one of the pillars of the national side.
He touched on the measures that have been achieved during the past period in order to strengthen and support local organizations such as publishing an email for the public administration and local partners in order to communicate and report any problems or obstacles that workers in local organizations may face, whether during the passing of projects submitted to SCMCHA Or what they are exposed to in the field during the implementation of projects.
In his speech, Tawoos stressed that the meeting aims to enhance communication with local organizations, institutions and associations, unify efforts and direct them to serve humanitarian work in Yemen, stressing the importance of developing a joint work mechanism and resolve existing problems in order to achieve an effective response in the field of humanitarian work.
Tawoos indicated the start of implementing a number of capacity building projects for local organizations and the trend towards building partnerships between local organizations,UN and international organizations to implement projects in the field in preparation for building future strategic partnerships.
Tawoos explained that the meeting comes to implement one of the mechanisms through which it aims to enhance communication and coordination between local institutions and SCMCHA to improve the humanitarian response mechanism in Yemen.
Tawoos revealed the formation of a joint committee to evaluate the performance of local organizations, in accordance with the criteria and mechanisms set by SCMCHA in a first step towards the localization of humanitarian work, calling on these organizations to carry out their humanitarian duties to the fullest and improve their capabilitie and performance and to commit to coordination with the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council before implementing Any projects funded by donors in all Yemeni governorates.
Tawoos confirmed that the relevant departments of SCMCHA were directed to add representatives of local organizations to the committee that prepares the operational guide for projects funded by the Humanitarian Fund and international organizations.
Tawoos indicated that the periodic meetings between SCMCHA , local organizations and institutions will be held continuously every two months in order to achieve communication and rapprochement between the government side and local partners.
He called on everyone to submit written complaints to SCMCHA in the event of complaints, obstacles whether by SCMCHA staff or in ground, stressing his readiness to provide all facilities to humanitarian organizations and to overcome all difficulties and obstacles they face.
Tawoos aslo called on local organizations to carry out their humanitarian and moral duties and assume their responsibilities, to urgently intervene in order to provide relief to the citizens in Hodeidah to provide food and medicine and all that is needed for the affected in the governorate, especially the affected areas.
During the meeting, the discussion was opened for local organizations from different governorates, where the participants expressed their thanks for holding such a meeting that enhances joint communication and presenting different viewpoints, appreciating the great role played by SCMCHA in facilitating the work of organizations.
They stress that the electronic system facilitated and speedy implementation projects.