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Deteriorating security situation is one of the most critical factors affecting UNFPA programme effectiveness and development impact in several countries. While ensuring the safety and security of human and other resources is important per se, the raison d’etre for our presence in security compromised countries is to help achieve the national development goals. The first global workshop on programming and security held on 10-11 December 2008 identified issues, strategies, policies, and activities for effective risk management throughout the programme cycle in security compromised situations.

The workshop participants felt that the existing programming tools are ipso facto not applicable to security affected countries, where UNFPA requires speed and flexibility. The development demands and expectations have become greater without commensurate capacity to deliver the programmes in unpredictable security situation. Therefore, there is a need for greater programming flexibility and reprioritise interventions to respond effectively to the complex mix of humanitarian, human rights and development challenges.

Establishing credibility in such countries requires robust capacity to deliver the promised products and services in order to match the demand. This entails strategic placement of appropriate governance structures for effective programme planning, management and monitoring, appropriate human resources strategy, strengthened partnerships with local development entities, and financial resources required to adapt the programme effectively to the needs of the complex and dynamic context.

This group is a forum for sharing information, knowledge, experiences, practices, and perspectives and for engaging in a constructive debate and discussion by all UNFPA staff and others with a constructive interest in the subject with the objective of effective translation of UNFPA vision and mission in all countries facing security threats.

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  • United Nations
  • Dec 15, 2008
  • English

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