We enhance policy-level and operational collaboration between local and national organizations. We aim to increase local influence on decision-making at international, regional and national policy level through advocacy, networking and communication.
We believe that robust and resilient organizations are key to increasing local capacity to respond to crisis and development challenges. We offer a platform for collaboration, along with learning and resources to strengthen the organizational capacity of our members as well as their accountability and preparedness to respond to the needs of their communities.
We advocate for increased access to direct funding for local and national organizations. As part of this we are exploring the design of innovative financing models including piloting independent, pooled funding mechanisms at country levels managed by the network. The national funds would invest in the standing responsive capacity of organizations working with local communities and strengthen their ability to work with a wide range of partners, both for humanitarian aid, development and resilience building.
We counteract the lack of visibility in the international space of organizations working with local communities by actively promoting their work through research and evidence-based publications.