Strong and resilient National Societies
National Societies constitute the strength of the Movement as grassroots organisations at local level. In full cognisance of the added value that they produce for their communities through resource mobilization and outreach. I commit to contribute to the development of their organisational capacity and resilience so that we can collectively enhance our capability to access those in need wherever they are under any circumstances.
Advocacy for the right to assistance is central in creating a proper environment for the Movement to freely access to those affected by natural and man-made disasters. Unfortunately, our volunteers and humanitarian staff has been increasingly targeted in conflict areas, we should endeavour with you to maximize the benefits of legal framework of humanitarian assistance in order to enhance respect for IHL and IHRL.
National Societies as impartial and neutral organisations are subject to fundamental principles and their roles are cited in Geneva Conventions. This provides us with a unique positioning to protect the needy and vulnerable people affected by disasters. We should work together to increase and diversify and means to provide protection under challenging circumstances. The incorporation of protection in our assistance programmes should be a prerequisite for us.
As IFRC and National Societies, we should focus more on accountability in an increasingly competitive world. Therefore, we need to address organisational weaknesses and shortcomings to improve our effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and coherence for the purpose of meeting the expectations of beneficiaries, donors and stakeholders in accordance with our Fundamental Principles.
We have increasingly encountered the cases of mass influx leading to the uprooting and displacement of the vulnerable people. The impact of such cases have spilled over the territories of many countries by causing separated families, loses of livelihood and pressure on infrastructure in country of asylum. Therefore, we need to have more effective approaches and means with transnational perspective to deal with multidimensional and great scale crises like them.
I will work on enhancing cooperation and coordination among the Movement components in this field.
I believe in the value of the Federation as a coordinating and capacity-building organisation supporting National Societies. I should work more on contributing to the strengthening of these functions while to creating enough surge capacities at global level to complement National Societies efforts ın delivery of humanitarian services.
Strengthening Movement Coordination and Cooperation
We can increase the footprint of the Movement only by enhancing co-operability among the Movement Components to increase our added-value collectively through creating and developing effective operational coordination mechanisms and tools facilitating bilateral and multilateral cooperation at regional and global level.
This will serve the joint positioning of the Movement to be more consistent and influential vis-à-vis stakeholders in humanitarian landscape.
The trends of xenophobia, racism, discrimination and stigmatization has reached alarming levels. They are threatening our communities by eroding the values thereby undermining our organisations built on humanitarian values. We should meticulously work on combatting these trends worldwidely to prevent hatred and intolerance.
The voluntary nature of our works is vitally important and should be duly preserved and supported. We, as National Societies, exist to mobilize the resources of communities by enhancing our capability to penetrate into them, I commit myself to support effective volunteer management in NSs.
This will increase our penetration into our communities, thereby strengthening ownership of and participation in programmes
In a rapidly changing world, National Societies and our Federation have to adapt themselves to dynamics. This constantly requires us to develop new policies, working modalities, mechanisms and tools to be more relevant to our operational environment. For that reason, we need to concentrate more on innovation efforts in changing the ways we are working. That’s why, I will support and contribute to such initiatives in the Federation.