KAPorg is designed to help humanitarian organizations understand their organizational capacity needs and set priorities, develop organizational development and training plans, serve as a networking platform to empower national NGOs, improve communication and visibility, and connect with implementing partners and donors worldwide.
The inspiration behind KAPorg is to create a platform to support local organization development and facilitate visibility, networking and communications for implementing partners and donors seeking to honor the Grand Bargain commitment.
In May 2016, 18 donor countries and 16 aid organisations signed a ‘Grand Bargain’ that aims to get more means into the hands of people in need. This commitment aims to provide more of global humanitarian funding to local and national responders along with more un-earmarked money, and increased multi-year funding. Moreover, the promotion of locally managed pooled funding presents an opportunity for local implementing partners to directly apply for grants from the Humanitarian Pooled Funding managed by UNOCHA.
Now more than ever, NGOs that serve as local implementing partners for internationally-funded programs play a central role in ensuring that essential services are delivered over the “final mile” to vulnerable populations affected by crisis. Overstretched local implementing partners are continually being required to adapt their organizational postures, system, policies, and procedures to align with partner and donor requirements, but are often limited in their ability to focus on strategic and organizational development that will improve their own sustainability beyond any single project.
KAPorg is designed by humanitarian professionals to meet this need and help organizations explore assess their needs to develop long term local capacity that is more efficient and effective in delivering humanitarian assistance and more accountable to the populations they serve and funds they manage.