Local actors are often the first responders when disasters strike, they can have the best access to local populations and they have critical knowledge of the local context and people.
Recent developments including the Grand Bargain have seen the largest humanitarian donors and aid organisations commit to strengthening local ownership and capacity. This includes directing 25 per cent of their funds to local and national actors by 2020.
This webinar focuses on how local actors can move beyond implementing projects to being treated as strategic and equal partners with international actors. Our speakers share good practices in terms of making localisation a reality, while using examples from field experience in the Philippines, Pakistan and the Pacific.
Dr. Gwendolyn Pang, Head, East Asia Country Support Team, International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Beijing
Mr. Jamie Isbister, Humanitarian Coordinator & First Assistant Secretary, Humanitarian Division of the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Mr. Neil Buhne, Resident & Humanitarian Coordinator, Resident Representative for UNDP, Pakistan
Date: 19 July 2016