Ministry of Social Affairs and OCHA sign Memorandum of Understanding formalizing cooperation
On 6 March, OCHA and the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) formalizing an agreement to extend support, including capacity building measures. The one-year renewable agreement includes supporting capacity-building measures on emergency response planning and coordination; information management training to support data collection and analysis; as well as support the Ministry in reaching the most vulnerable groups, including Libyans impacted by the conflict.
The agreement will unify all efforts in the provision of humanitarian assistance avoiding duplication, with OCHA facilitating training courses on humanitarian coordination, assessment planning and rapid response in emergencies and displacement. Activities include the Multi Sector Needs Assessment (MSNA) training planned in May 2022 in conjunction with REACH, which will be provided for up to 200 enumerators from the Ministry covering all 116 municipalities in Libya. Following the MSNA training, OCHA’s Field Coordination Unit plans to trains all branches of MoSA on humanitarian emergency response coordination. OCHA's Head of Office stated that "the underlying concept is the primacy of Libyan capacity to respond to needs and the supportive role the international community should play."