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About The Core Group

  • The Core Group will consist of nine members including the Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and one other government agency, two UN agencies, two iNGOs, two National NGOs/CSO working in Bangladesh and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS).
  • Membership of the Core Group, except for Department of Disaster Management (DDM) and Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS), will be decided by the members of each representative group of the MSP as a general member. (i.e. INGOs will select the INGO representative for the Core Group; UN agencies will select the UN agency for the Core Group).
  • Organisation/s who host funds on behalf of the MSP shall be the member of the Core Group in addition to the nine members mentioned above, if they are not already represented in the Core Group.
  • Membership of Core Group will be for one year. After one year of tenure, each membership will be reviewed by their respective representative group. Each representative group can renew, review or replace their representation in the Core Group after one year.
  • A Core member will maintain its status for one year until:
  • They resign
  • They are unable to perform based on the responsibilities, as defined above and agreed upon.

Responsibilities of Core Group Members:

Member organisations of the Core Group needs to assign a person as a focal point for the Core Group who can contribute into the decision making process and represent perspectives of the respective representative group. Thus, member organisations of the Core Group are requested to nominate at least a mid-level senior staff member, who has sufficient knowledge and understanding of Communication with Communities (CwC). The Core Group members have the following responsibilities:

  • Develop coordinated annual activities and a budget for the MSP, in close consultation with the general members, following the strategic priorities and plan.
  • Support member agencies to execute and implement the strategic plan, annual activities and budget in accordance with the agreed standard and quality, as well as to implement decisions taken by the Core Group during their meeting
  • Drive for required resources and maintain relationships with relevant donor and emerging partners like the private sector.
  • Establish a Secretariat and provide enough guidance and support to ensure their effectiveness in the platform. The Core Group, together with Secretariat, will also review the work of the Secretariat and agree upon key lessons learnt for better service delivery.
  • The Core Group, together with the Secretariat, will ensure that the activities and deliverables of the MSP are carried out properly. Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) mechanisms may be established by the Core Group, as and when appropriate.
  • Report back to the MSP general members as appropriate.
  • Establish, provide guidance and interact with the working group and taskforce, if required.
  • Proactively coordinate with other platforms, stakeholders and agencies when necessary and contribute into the humanitarian system especially in case of disaster and emergency response.
  • Brief Director General, Head of the Agency, Country Director and other key people on a regular basis to ensure institutional support for CwC.
  • Approve General Membership of the platform, based on the above mentioned criteria, and organise meetings, workshops and briefing session for general members as well as other stakeholder
  • The Core Group will decide the time and location of the Core Group meeting. Location of the meeting will be rotated amongst the members of the Core Group.
  • The TORs for the Multi-stakeholder Platform should be reviewed by the Core Group on an annual basis. The review process will be based on specific performance criteria. The Core Group can recommend changes to the ToR to the General Members' meeting for approval.

Core Group Members

Core Group Members will be selected soon.

About Shongjog

The Shongjog Multi-stakeholder Platform (MSP) is a collaborative effort made up of government, international and national NGOs and other groups. The MSP on Communication with Communities (CwC) will aim to ensure that there are identified credible sources of information, where information is managed and updated. The Shongjog MSP will also aim to promote trust between communities and the disaster response sector by recognizing voices of the community and reflecting them in strategies, policies and decision-making processes.

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