Through a initial grant from FCDO, the SRF will finance several projects within the Sahel region
Three multi-country consortia supported through predictable, flexible and long-term funding: The SRF finance three consortia composed of leading INGOs and national/local partners that can deliver demand-driven humanitarian response and offering substantial and relevant technical and geographical complementarities (Duration: 35 months)
Catalytic window: SRF will finance action research and a regional coordination network with a view to catalyzing the improvement of humanitarian response in the region:
- Two operational research with the potential to affect a step change in the quality of the response and reform agenda will be financed to inform strategic priority investments and to disseminate key evidence.
- A regional network of NGOs to promote a more effective and principled humanitarian action and strengthen synergies between initiatives at country and regional level.
Sectors/thematic areas of intervention
SRF will enable the most vulnerable conflict and displaced affected people to have their basic needs through
- Life savings protection and humanitarian assistance
- Access to essentials services based on their socio-economic vulnerabilities and capacities
- An early recovery approach as foundation for building resilience in Sahel hot spots.
The expected minimum assistance package provided by partners will incorporate:
- Food security
The SRF geographic focus is Liptako Gourma (LG), Lake Chad Basin (LCB), South-Western Niger (SW Niger) in the Maradi region and Eastern Chad.
All locations are under-resourced hard-to-reach conflict affected, which face challenges coping with the influx of conflict-affected and displaced people. The SRF could later expand its geographical focus.