Annual Partnership Consultations
Held since 1995, WFP’s Annual Partnership Consultations (APCs) have become an important date on the development calendar, providing a unique opportunity for WFP and current and potential partners from around the globe to come together and engage in strategic dialogue.
Every two years, the APC is hosted by WFP’s Executive Director and facilitates management-level dialogue, when WFP and partners explore new ways of working together as we move forward in an ever-changing world.
In a year marked by the World Humanitarian Summit, the Grand Bargain and high-level meetings on migration and refugees, the upcoming 2016 APC will focus on these key issues and their implications for UN partnerships with NGOs.
2016 Annual Partnership Consultations
WFP’s 2016 Annual Partnership Consultation was about building better partnerships to deliver greater impact for the people we serve. It was about understanding the impact of recent key milestones such as SDG Summit, the World Humanitarian Summit and Grand Bargain on our mutual cooperation. With more than 60 organizations in attendance, including the presence of 30 CEOs, the APC welcomed new partners, including members of local and national civil society, and faith-inspired groups. UN agencies FAO, UNICEF, UNHCR and OCHA also joined the meetings. Key discussions included:
• WFP’s latest corporate developments
• The SDGs and their implications for WFP and its partners
• Humanitarian-development coherence and implications for humanitarian principles
• Support to first responders
• The transformative power of cash: achieving a common vision
2015 Annual Partnership Consultations
On 25 November, WFP welcomed a group of international and national NGO partners for the 2015 APC. The purpose of this edition was to seek feedback from partners on WFP's current NGO engagement strategy. Key outcomes included:
• Feedback on engagement plan
• Capacity building
• Joint advocacy
2014 Annual Partnership Consultations
In 2014 WFP welcomed nearly 60 of its NGO and civil society partners to its Rome headquarters to engage in dialogue on topics reflecting the global humanitarian and development debate. Themes explored were:
• Lessons learned from WFP-NGO partnerships in Level 3 emergencies (the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises)
• The future of humanitarian action
• Post - 2015 - Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals
The consultation brought together 95 partner representatives (including 28 CEOs), permanent representatives of 33 countries on the WFP Executive Board, and WFP staff.