Briefing Paper: Localisation of Humanitarian Aid

Project: Better Dialogue Better Information Better Action (CDAC-N)Financial EnablersLearning ProjectProtection in PracticeShifting The Power 26th July 2017

Developing the capacity of national humanitarian preparedness systems is crucial to improving response. However, local actors are underrepresented in the global humanitarian community and don’t have access to the same funding, resources, decision-making structures and coordination mechanisms as INGOs. To shift this imbalance of power, the Disasters and Emergencies Preparedness Programme (DEPP) is targeting capacity development for local actors in order to enable them to engage meaningfully in humanitarian coordination systems and respond more effectively to emergencies.

This briefing paper outlines the key successes, challenges and learnings on how the DEPP is contributing to the localisation agenda. This short piece is based on the 2016 DEPP Learning Report which can be found here.

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