WHO and ZIF sign the Standby Partnership Agreement
On 21st June 2022, WHO and ZIF -Berlin Center for International Peace Operations have signed a Standby Partnership Agreement with support from the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.
Through this Standby Partnership Agreement and with funding from the German Federal Foreign Office, ZIF will facilitate gratis deployments of highly skilled humanitarian personnel, for short-term assignments to strengthen the capacity of WHO Country Offices to respond to graded emergencies.
The Berlin Center for International Peace Operations was established in 2002 by the Federal Government of Germany and the German Parliament to strengthen international civilian capacities for crisis prevention, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. It is a non-profit limited liability company, whose sole shareholder is the Federal Republic of Germany, represented by the German Federal Foreign Office. On behalf of the Federal Foreign Office, ZIF provides services and expertise on and for peace operations as well as humanitarian crisis operations at the national and international level in a comprehensive approach that unites training, recruitment, deployments, policy advice, analysis, international capacity development and dialogue formats.
ZIF maintains a humanitarian roster of vetted experts on: Communication and Public Information, Gender, Gender Based Violence, Information Management, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Nutrition, Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP), Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA), HDP Nexus among others.