The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 outlined the Grand Bargain Commitments with the aim to transform the humanitarian sector. The Grand Bargain, born out of the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Financing, and was signed by donors and aid organisations to address the humanitarian financing gap.
The Humanitarian system has marked its one year anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit, and the launch of the Grand Bargain agreement, where key commitments in reinforcing national and local systems and ensuring accountability to affected people was realized.
We would like to thank SDC and IFRC for coordinatingand co-championing the work stream on localisation. Over the past one year since the signing of the Grand Bargain, we held great hopes that this process would yield favorable outcomes and lay a solid foundation for re-imagining the humanitarian system.
Filbert Leone shares with us his views on aid localizion in the conflict region of South Sudan. His organization started as a community-based organization before growing to cover almost all of South Sudan.
NEAR initiated a brainstorming meeting on tracking of localization commitments made at the WHS. The meeting was held on 22 June in Geneva with representatives from CHS Alliance, CAFOD, CARE, CaLP, Oxfam, ICVA, and Development Initiatives.
An Open Letter to Mr. Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator OCHA New York.
Something has gone woefully wrong with the way humanitarian aid system has come to operate. Humanitarian needs have multiplied several-fold in the past two decades and humanitarian aid has at least doubled in the past five years.