The FST architecture and model is a positive factor to enhance partnership. Additional effort is however required to mainstream the coordination, information management or assessment functions in the organizational structure of the FST consortium partners.

Further strategic thinking is also required to provide the sustainability and the flexibility that are required on a medium and long term to support countries. Based on UNICEF example, which has made efforts to mainstream the key senior FST positions within its office management plan, alternative solutions are currently be considered to address the issue of sustainability.

The support provided to National WASH Coordination Platforms aims at increasing national capacity to coordinate humanitarian preparedness and response, with the long term goal of decreasing the frequency and scale of global surge support.

It is done either remotely or directly through the deployment of members of the GWC Field Support Team (FST), who operates on the basis of demand, primarily identified by national WASH coordination platforms themselves. Capacity building and preparedness actions are focused on high risk countries, particularly those identified by the IASC Early Warning Early Action system. Support is provided to help National WASH Coordination Platforms to deliver a range of functional specialties.

SBP or FST Request form Cluster Coordinator Generic ToRs Information Manager Generic ToRs

FST Services Satisfaction Survey, December 2019 report

Field Support for National Coordination Platforms

FST Dashboard