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CHS Alliance, SCHR and GCPS Consulting (managing this stage of the project) would like to invite you to participate in a 90 minutes’ interactive consultation session on “agreeing and testing a harmonised format for SEAH reporting”. This session will be the occasion to present and gather feedback on the suggested SEAH reporting framework, role and responsibilities of the steering committee, as well as the testing phase and the pilot initiative.

Date: Wednesday 9 March, 2022

Time: 10 AM Geneva time

Language: English

Please register on this link (by the 4th of March 2022): Register here

We would also like to invite you to participate in the survey below. Your contribution is valuable and will help in setting the objectives and agreeing a clear way forward on a harmonised framework for SEAH data collection and reporting: Link to the Survey

Please be as accurate as possible when responding to the questions, and make sure you consult with other decision-makers within your organisation while filling out this survey. We would appreciate having the survey completed by the 31st of March 2022.

Background

The lack of a standardised approach to the data collection, reporting and management of cases of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) remains a major challenge in the aid sector. In 2021, the CHS Alliance and the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR), together with FCDO, agreed on a project concept to develop a harmonised framework for SEAH data collection and reporting in the aid sector (humanitarian and development).  A first phase was carried out from May to October 2021. It focused on undertaking consultations with a range of organisations (INGOs, NNGOs, private sector, UN, donors), mapping and analysing existing reporting mechanisms, and developing a provisional model harmonised SEA data framework. Generally, study participants agree that a more harmonised approach to data collection and reporting on SEAH incidents would bring many advantages, if set up with a clear purpose and scope, together with an inclusive approach. A report with findings, conclusions, and recommendations was also produced and disseminated, you can access it here.

Based on the work carried out in 2021, the objectives of the interactive consultations in early 2022 aim to:

  • Gather feedback on the proposed harmonised framework. The agreed format will be used by organisations for collecting their own information, where everyone captures the same set of comparable SEAH data. It will not involve sharing information externally, but the format could also be used for reporting cases in a uniformed way to donors.  Agencies would use this framework in their own big picture analysis and in their own websites, annual reports, etc. 
  • Explore the scope, role and responsibilities of a steering committee which will be created to oversee the project,
  • Explore organisations’ interest in further engaging and taking part in the project by testing and piloting the draft framework.
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