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European Commission

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER | 2021 - 2027

3. HUMANITARIAN ORGANISATIONS IN THE AREA

The main purpose of this chapter is to give the opportunity to the partner to demonstrate its knowledge of the country and to explain the links between the Action and other projects.

3.1. PRESENCE IN THE AREA

This section will provide information to DG ECHO on whether the partner is present in the geographical area and/or is implementing other projects in the sector of intervention or whether it has sufficiently good knowledge of the country and operational capacity to guarantee the success of the Action.

This section also represents an opportunity for the partner to demonstrate its relevance to the specific context. The partner will indicate for instance the number of years of presence in the country, the type of intervention, and the type of presence (either with an established office or through local partner), the existing infrastructure in place, the regions of intervention and/or the sectors.

For certain crises, a confirmed presence in the country of operations might be a prerequisite: please double check the indications in the HIP technical annex to verify whether this is the case.

This section is optional and should be filled in when applicable. It gives the possibility to put the proposed Action into perspective with other programmes/projects implemented in the same sectors or regions by the same organisation (including co-Partners and Implementing Partners). In particular, this section can be used to explain:

It is the responsibility of the partner to avoid overlaps between donors and double funding.

  • How the Action fits in a bigger picture, i.e. what are the links with related projects which do not fall within DG ECHO's mandate but which can help to understand the logic of the Action.

 

  • What are the potential synergies with other initiatives and/or other major donors?

 

  • Whether the partner is an implementing partner in a humanitarian project implemented by the UN.

 

The main purpose of this section is to explain links and complementarities between actions and NOT to list all ongoing projects. The partner is expected to reflect on lessons learned from previous projects, explaining its capacity to build on lessons and to take actions to overcome past problems, if any.


It should be noted that issues relating to transition, nexus, exit strategy and resilience are covered under section 11.4 of the Single Form.

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