This report presents key findings of the country level dialogue carried out in the Philippines between February and July 2021 and aims to serve as a localisation blueprint, a plan of action, with concrete recommendations to be taken forward by various stakeholders.
In 2020 and early 2021, the Caritas Internationalis humanitarian policy taskforce partnered on a research initiative to gather views on experiences of local leadership in the humanitarian response to the Covid19 pandemic.
Culminating from discussions held by members of the Localisation Workstream sub-group on intermediaries, TORs for a project to develop a shared vision on the future role of intermediaries were finalized in March. Aiming to identify key barriers as well as identify enablers, opportunities and incentives for advancing the localization agenda within intermediaries, the project was subsequently launched and contracted to the Humanitarian Advisory Group (HAG).
As part of its commitment as the 63rd signatory of the Grand Bargain, the Alliance for Empowering Partnership (A4EP) committed to support two country-level dialogues in collaborative process with its members in the Philippines and Jordan. In the Philippines, the Ecosystems Work for Essential Benefits ECOWEB is taking the lead in the process in collaboration with the UN OCHA, OXFAM Philippines and A4EP and with support from the UN Resident Coordinator.
These recommendations reflect the views and voices of both C4C INGO signatories and national NGO endorsers highlighting some practical ways forward for the Grand Bargain Facilitation Group (FG) and Eminent Person (EP) in accelerating the Grand Bargain process.
In its efforts to ensure that people and communities affected by crises influence humanitarian responses, and to increase and support multi-year investments in the institutional capacities of local and national responders, ICRC has been supporting the National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to humanitarian needs in sensitive and insecure contexts. It contributes to their endeavours to build the trust and acceptance of people and communities in need.