Virtual Dialogue Series - Innovative and Empowering Partnerships
When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
What time: 02:00 PM (CET)
Where: Networktables – To register click here
How long: 90 minutes
Who is it for: Humanitarian and development practitioners working with NGOs, INGOs, UN agencies & academic institutes Format: Presentation & Discussion
Panelists will make a five-minute presentation that will be followed by questions and answers, providing a space for participants to ask questions.
Background and Purpose:
KUNO, the Platform for Humanitarian Knowledge Exchange in The Netherlands, and A4EP, the Alliance for Empowering Partnership, organize during the Impact-Fest an NGO-donor dialogue on systemic innovations of the humanitarian sector for better responses.
The current COVID crisis shows (again) the relevance of local organizations in humanitarian responses. And that an open exploration of true local leadership in humanitarian responses is both relevant and urgent.
After a disaster, local humanitarian actors are always first responders and they are well informed of the context, the needs and appropriate response. However, often local actors are (or at least feel) overruled and sidelined by international actors whenever a disaster response is scaled up.
In 2016 'The Grand Bargain' promised to strengthen the role and position of local actors in humanitarian response. In 2020, when discussions over a new Grand Bargain have been started, local NGOs still feel their position in humanitarian responses has not changed substantially. Representatives of local NGOs are expressly invited to participate in this exchange of good practices, bottlenecks and innovations needed.
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ABOUT THE VIRTUAL DIALOGUE SERIES
Members of Alliance for Empowering Partnership are inviting you to a dialogue series, supported by Community World Services Asia and, KUNO (Platform for Humanitarian Knowledge Exchange) and in collaboration with other international and local platforms to contribute to the body of alternative knowledge.
There are small and large humanitarian disaster all around the world. Normally, it is the local authorities together with Civil Society actors and the citizens who are the first and longer-term responders to those disasters. Their work, however, remains under acknowledged and unrecognised and unsupported. This dialogue series hopes to create alternative knowledge.
In these dialogues, we will hear from the local actors and their partners about their experiences of localisation in practice. Why do we call it a dialogue? We see this as a conversation or discussion to resolve problems. Our focus is to talk about issues of inequities in the aid system and solutions and way forward.
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