Transition strategies

As early as possible, Clusters jointly with AoRs and their lead agencies, should develop a transition/exits. Such a transition depends on both a positive evolution of the operational context and reduction of humanitarian needs, as well as – in many cases – building capacity of local actors to take over the coordination of the response or handing over coordination leadership to human rights or development actors. The transition strategy should map key actors involved in the de-activation/transition process, building on and strengthening local capacity, and clarify leadership roles and structure of the new coordination architecture. Such a transition should include gradual increase of leadership roles for local actors – authorities, civil society, and communities – in response coordination and service delivery reflecting the evolution of the context and local capacity.

Minimum requirements

Develop transition/Exit strategy with SAG members/key Cluster partners

Build and strengthen local coordination and response capacity and structures

Engage with Durable Solutions group, human right, development and peace actors on transition structures and capacity building

Engage donors on funding key activities supporting the transition strategy