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  1. LESSONS LEARNED in the Response to TC Vania/AtuBy SHADRACK WelegtaBITNDMO Director -VanuatuPeter KorisaNDMO Senior Research & Planning OfficerLinda PennellsIASC GenCap AdviserThe 4th Annual Pacific Humanitarian Team Regional Workshop - October 17, 2011

  2. Lessons Learned • Earlier mobilization of clusters could have had valuable baselines, assessment tools and logistics arrangements /contracts in place • Training of field staff for rapid assessment could save time and money • WASH cluster demonstrates the potential for a cluster approach to ensure more timely, cohesive and beneficiary-responsive action • Donor fatigue with ‘unrealistic’ government requests • Blanket food/ pre-existing WASH repairs undermine resiliency

  3. Lessons Learned • Reliable census & survey data is essential • Nutrition survey identifies that food distribution basket must contain more than rice – first PIC nutrition survey will benefit Vanuatu & other PICs • Have systems in place to verify the impact of your actions: EMIS has been able to verify that waiving of secondary school fees did not cause the feared drop-out in the number of enrolled girls or boys

  4. Lessons Learned • NDMO, Provincial government and Community capacities need strengthening • NDMO becoming better equipped to lead DRM: increased staffing; improved facility; more, although still inadequate, funding • International and regional responders need to increase Vanuatu-based leadership/efficiency to support NDMO

  5. Gender Lessons Learned • Ensure a gender balance in assessors and a clear strategy for men and women each voicing their separate needs. • Ensure no gaps in beneficiaries: 45 uncounted FHHs in Aniwa uncovered by Red Cross fieldworkers • Mobilize women and men for equitable and accountable distribution • Active women and men increase the effectiveness of community disaster management committees

  6. Gender lessons learned • Do gender and social analysis before acting: suffering resulted when chiefs closed markets • Monitor effectively: unrepaired reproductive health clinic puts women and infants at risk for months • Never neglect protection risks: wife beating and non-payment of child support up 300% • Use single-sex focus groups to get NFIs right

  7. Gender good practice • Mobilize existing networks: ‘kava mail’ –nakamal network facilitated exchange of Middlebush taro for west Tanna coconut • Livelihoods assessment of Futuna and Aniwa called for balanced support to pandanus handicrafts (women’s income) and fisheries (men’s income)

  8. Thank you. We welcome your questions.