Reliable data gathering in conflict zone
Consortium of 7 UN agencies was in need of field data to plan their strategic response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation and issue a humanitarian appeal for funding. Evacuations meant no organization was on ground to collect data and reliable information.
We developed a special operation to identify, access and interview 180 key informants, 500 households and conduct 24 focus groups across the country with internally displaced persons, migrants, refugees and host communities.
The unique and thorough multi-sectoral assessment was presented in workshops with the UN agencies to strategically select key humanitarian issues to focus on in order to maximize humanitarian impact in the highly insecure environment.
Voluntas is expanding geographically. Earlier this year, we established a partnership with Sudan Polling and Statistics Center (SPSC). Dana Fuentes, a senior associate with Voluntas who until recently was based in Tunis, relocated to Sudan last month to support our expanding presence in the country. Dana will be supported by Nada Elamin. We will be opening an office in Khartoum in the coming months.
In collaboration with Baltic Sea Cluster Development Centre, Voluntās Policy Advisory (Voluntās) is currently involved in the “COVID19-Communities Response and Resilience” project targeting themes “Citizen engagement/community response” as well as “The Economic of Health Service Delivery”.
To support effective COVID-19 crisis communication and community outreach by the Libyan Ministry of Health and the National Centre for Disease Control, Voluntās Policy Advisory supported UNICEF in the development and implementation of a nationwide survey-based behavioral assessment in Libya.