NRC is implementing an OFDA-funded project known internally as “Protection and Access through Negotiation” Capacity or PAN-Cap. Overall, NRC projects on access and related issues aim to ensure that the most vulnerable people are protected and able to access humanitarian assistance.
With this vision in mind, PAN-Cap aims to:
- Increase the confidence of field teams in negotiating access,
- Enhance common understanding and mutual learning among practitioners on access related issues,
- Lessen the time invested individually to address access constraints and challenges,
- Reduce delays and blockages caused by failed negotiations, poor context analysis or lack of a strategic approach.
PAN-Cap has three main components: Training of Trainers sessions, E-Learning, and other events in (webinar, learning events and other workshops).
IRMA has developed for NRC a MEAL Toolkit using a “middle-up-and-down approach” to support learning processes during the life cycle of the project. This MEL Framework was inspired by stakeholder interviews and a review of pertinent literature on monitoring capacity development. The toolkit (composed of a Theory of Change, survey tools and reporting forms) aims to support NRC project staff to monitor and report on the outcomes of the Humanitarian Access training efforts, focusing not only on trainee learning but also on the application of that learning, capturing field-based stories of how humanitarian actors have improved their abilities to negotiate access for the most affected populations.