Do humanitarian agencies really NEED to be accountable to communities?
By Sharon Reader, Community Engagement and Accountability Senior Advisor with IFRC Africa
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no, we don’t. As a community engagement and accountability advisor within a humanitarian agency, I can’t tell you how much this answer pains me.
If I were to ask, “SHOULD humanitarian agencies be accountable to communities?” the answer would be an emphatic yes.