Global Conference on Localization October 2019 - Final Report

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Localization global conferenceOn 23-25 October 2019, the Grand Bargain (GB) localization workstream organized a “global meeting” in Brussels. Hosted by the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operation (ECHO) and organized by Workstream Co-conveners the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) with significant logistical support from Christian Aid, the meeting gathered over 80 participants from different constituencies, including local and national actors (hereinafter referred to by the shorthand “local actors”), donors, international NGOs (INGOs) and United Nations (UN) agencies.

The meeting was intended to take stock of progress, including insights from the workstream’s regional conferences on localization held in Addis Ababa, Amman and Jakarta as well as its inter-agency missions to “demonstrator countries” Bangladesh, Iraq and Nigeria, and to identify ways for the localization agenda to move forward.

Please see the final report from the conference below. For other materials from the conference, please click here.