WHEN: 23 July, 9:30am IST
Despite a longstanding, stated commitment to strengthening local dimensions of humanitarian response, some aspects of the humanitarian system have been slow to change. This is particularly the case in complex, protracted crises affected by conflict, which led to a special recognition of the vital role of international responders “in situations of armed conflict” by the latest humanitarian reform effort, the Grand Bargain. Against this backdrop, the current global health crisis and its corresponding restrictions on mobility, as well as accelerating efforts to acknowledge and shift inequitable power relations within the humanitarian sector more widely, there is a need to re-assess the barriers that have slowed progress on this agenda to date.
The aim of this webinar is to understand the barriers to humanitarian localisation in conflict contexts, and strategies for addressing and overcoming these.
- Gloria Modong Morris, Titi Foundation and South Sudan NGO Forum;
- Laura Okello, Caritas Uganda;
- Dr Win Tun Kyi, Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS), Myanmar; and
- Claire Devlin, Saferworld.