Localisation: Working with National and Local Partners

Project: Learning Project 4th October 2017

This webinar on Localisation: Working with National and Local Partners is Week 4 of the Learning Series, a 10-part series of webinars in which we will be discussing the key issues in the sector and sharing skills for capturing learning effectively.

International humanitarian actors often fail to engage early enough (or at all) with local and national actors, including civil society actors as well as local and national organisations. Inadequate engagement hinders the localisation of aid and may hinder effective aid delivery, since the appropriate actors are not involved from the outset.

In this webinar Helen Asnake, Regional Learning Advisor from the DEPP Learning Project, was joined by guest speakers from local and national organisations in Asia and Africa who shared their experiences, positive examples, challenges and recommendations for next steps to improve the involvement of L/NNGO and government actors in national preparedness activities.

Panellists:
Mr Esteban “Bong” Masagca, Executive Director of the People’s Disaster Risk Reduction Network (PDRRN) and the Convenor of Balik-Lokal, a national advocacy platform on localizing humanitarian response in the Philippines
Mohammad Amad, who represents a network of more than 170 local organisations in Pakistan, and is part of HCT, as well as leading various initiatives with the provincial and national government.
Insight also shared by Patrick Katelo of PACIDA, a local organisation and DEPP project partner in Kenya

There were several insightful comments and questions in the chat (download via the link on the right) which led to an interesting and lively discussion.

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