Sub- Regional Response Facility
About the SRF
The UNDP Sub-Regional Response Facility (SRF) was established to bring a robust development response to protracted crisis. The SRF supports the vision, definition and implementation of resilience-based development and adaptive solutions in the Region affected by the Syria Crisis. It does so by improving sub-regional coordination, harmonizing a comprehensive, multi-country response in countries hosting forcibly displaced, and advancing concepts and programming on resilience, adaptive solutions and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus with UNDP country offices and partners. As a unique actor, SRF supports the shift towards a transformational response to protracted crisis through the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) and the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), and shares knowledge, expertise and contributes beyond the sub-region.
- Support the integration and implementation of a resilience-based development approach in the country and regional response plans of the sub-region
- Produce knowledge products and thought leadership on resilience for all, adaptive solutions and the humanitarian-development-peace nexus
- Support UNDP Country offices in the sub-region with tools for public outreach, expand strategic partnership and mobilize resources for resilience-based development and adaptive solutions
- Promote the coordination of the 3RP implementation between UNHCR and UNDP, including through the 3RP Joint Secretariat
- Map and lead on linkages between responses to forced displacement and development efforts, including linkages with SDGs and UN Development Cooperation Frameworks, alternative financing options for a more cost-effective response, including through strategic partnerships with private sector and IFIs
- Sharing good practices and lessons learned from on concepts of resilience, adaptive solutions, humanitarian-development-peace nexus and on practical experiences with the Arab region and globally
Achievements since 2014
- Increased the inclusion of resilience in the 3RP. In the first year, resilience components of the 3RP were 28% of overall funding requirement, which has steadily increased to 46% in 2021.
- Increased multi-year funding by donors. Only 2 donors expressed their support for multi-year funding at the Kuwait conference in 2015, which was increased to 19 after the London conference in 2016 and to 25 at the Brussels conference in 2017. Since then, advocacy for multi-year funding has continued.
- Produced the Dead Sea Resilience Agenda (DSRA). Participants at the Resilience Development Forum in 2015 adopted the Dead Sea Resilience Agenda, providing a common basis for resilience-based responses across the 3RP countries.
- Convened the Innovation for Crisis (I4C) learning series. The I4C learning event was held in December 2016 with national and international actors to share knowledge and networking and reinforcing effective, efficient and locally led practices in the response.
- Produced key knowledge products that informed the response. Knowledge products range from tools and frameworks, resource mobilization and advocacy to and helped inform the design and implementation of partners’ activities in the Syria crisis response.
- Worked to advance adaptive solutions to forced displacement. SRF is spearheading the advancement of adaptive or development solutions, as laid out in its Position Paper, including through piloting initiatives at country-level.
Position Paper: Adaptive Solutions in the Region Affected by the Syria Crisis
The search for solutions to protracted forced displacement must be seen as a development issue, not simply through a predominately humanitarian lens.
Mapping of international financial institutions involved in the Syria crisis response
The report is based on the analysis of over 130 projects
The state of resilience programming in the Syria crisis response: strengthening resilience capacities
The report shows that the three landmark agreements adopted in 2015 are closely interrelated and correspond largely to the transformative, absorptive and adaptive capacities of the resilience framework.
3RP Partners Support to Public Institutions in Jordan
The Conflict Sensitivity Guidance Note series is produced under the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan’s conflict sensitivity mainstreaming work, led by UNDP Lebanon in collaboration with House of Peace
Recommendations for improved access to livelihoods in preparation for durable solution
The 10th year anniversary of the Syria crisis has again highlighted the protracted nature of the displacement it has resulted in and the importance of a continued discussion around durable solutions.
Women in Lebanon redefining tech leadership
“The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has been male-dominated for decades, and it is time we close this gap,” expressed Janeth Tawk, 31-year-old managing director of Greybell.
Born for entrepreneurship: Batool’s challenging journey
Young women with disability have been realizing significant milestones for centuries despite structural and cultural barriers
Life relies on bees
One of the oldest districts of Konya province, Bozkır is an area of intensive apiculture activities for highlands featuring clean air, scents of thyme and pine, and cold springs.
About the team
Abdallah Laham, SRF Coordinator
Lana Stade, Resilience Specialist
Hala Abed Rabboh, Research Assistant
Zeinab Kobeissi, Communications Consultant
Sara Al Zubi, Operational Support Officer