Online exchange session on flexibility in food security programming

We are hosting an online discussion on Wednesday 23 March to share and exchange on the lessons learned from the Programming Flexibility project.

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23 Mar 2022
Netherlands Food Partnership | The Broker | ZOA
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10.00 - 11.45 CET

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What room is there for flexibility in current Dutch funded food security programming in fragile settings? This question launched a the Programming Flexibility project at the end of 2021, which is overseen and facilitated by NFP, The Broker and ZOA. The goal of the project was to create the tools for both INGOs and policymakers to take advantage of space for flexible programming that might be overlooked.

You are hereby invited to join an online discussion, where we will share and exchange on the lessons that were learned during this project, resulting in practical guidelines for policymakers and programme designers and managers, as well as two discussion handouts that help practitioners start the conversation with donors and in consortia on setting up flexible programming structures.

Why join this online discussion?

The call for more flexible programming approaches that allows ad-hoc adjustments of programming has been a key issue for interventions in fragile settings for a considerable period, which has gained a new momentum having been exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis. With increased attention for more complex types of adaptive, integrated and systems programming to deal with crises and development challenges, flexible programming allows organisations to remain relevant in dynamic environments.

This session will provide some practical answers to some key questions relevant to this topic including:

If you decide to start a flexible programme, how do you agree on divided responsibilities with your partners?

Can a programme just be designed with flexibility in mind or are more institutional adjustments also needed?

What do donors think of flexibility?

How do you deal with results reporting?

What is the actual difference between flexible programming and adaptive programming?

Join this session to learn some practical answers to these questions and exchange experiences with colleagues about the challenge of programming flexibility.



Rojan Bolling

Netherlands Food Partnership

Knowledge Broker