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Report of the Markets in Crises Learning Event, 2014

In April, the IRC hosted a learning event in New York to bring together practitioners who engage with markets in crises to learn from their experiences and build momentum in improving the delivery of market based programs. Several themes were explored with the idea of concretizing action steps in these areas: 

  • Recent developments in humanitarian engagement with markets across sectors
  • Private sector engagement with humanitarians and markets in crises
  • Current practice in market based programming (both in development and crisis contexts)
  • The role of humanitarians in market-based approaches
  • Advocating for markets
  • Building and maintaining appropriate capacity for market-sensitive programming in crisis
  • Monitoring markets from pre crisis to recovery
  • Reinvigorating the Markets in Crises Community of Practice

To read the full report, please click here.

To view presentations from the event, please see below. 

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Report of the Markets in Crises Learning Event, 2014

Rebranding of the Former EMMA Dgroup and Welcoming the new Markets in Crises (MiC) Forum

Feb 4, 2014

In mid-2013, a group of agencies, including the IRC, Oxfam, Save the Children, Practical Action, WFP, Mercy Corps, Concern, CaLP, CRS, FAO, ICRC, and ACF formed the EMMA Dgroup listserve as a working group to examine how to better foster sharing and learning across the full spectrum of practitioners engaging with markets in emergencies. Dgroup paid special attention on identifying a web-based platform accessible to NGO staff across countries and with varying bandwidths, UN agencies, donors, academics, and private sector actors.

Less than a year later, the EMMA Dgroup listserve will be rebranded as the “Market in Crisis” (MiC) discussion forum with the expectations of including the experience and learnings from the use of other market analysis tools, as well as expanding the forum to other parts of the humanitarian project cycle.

The MiC forum is currently administrated by the IRC on behalf of the community of practice, and to promote sharing with the new discussion group, with Terry Isert as a community of practice facilitator.

You can set up your account and participate in this forum HERE.

Rebranding of the Former EMMA Dgroup and Welcoming the new Markets in Crises (MiC) Forum