In 2005, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Microsoft Corporation, the Inter-Agency Working Group (IWG) launched the first phase of the Emergency Capacity Building (ECB) Project. ECB Phase I pooled the expertise of the participating agencies and their sector partners to produce more than 20 innovative tools, programs and practices to be used in the field in emergencies.
In 2009, ECB’s Phase II continued to work toward meeting the overarching project goal of improving the speed, quality, and effectiveness of the humanitarian community. Phase II was made possible through the continued support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Directorate General (ECHO), The UK Department for International Development (UKAID / DfID),OFDA (USAID), and several private donors. Phase II differed from Phase I in that it was designed to create impact in the field and across the humanitarian sector.
The ECB Project's intiatives were focused on three thematic areas:
|Location||Worldwide, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Indonesia, Nigeria|