Principles of Partnership
The Regional Workshop on Strengthened Partnerships for Principled and Effective Humanitarian Action in ESA will take place in Nairobi, Kenya from 14 – 16 November 2023. This two-and-a-half-day workshop is part of a two-year project supported by the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance (BHA) of USAID, aiming to enhance the quality of partnerships in serving principled and effective humanitarian action between NGOs, states, donors, and other stakeholders. ICVA’s theory of change is that stronger and more equitable partnerships will improve the delivery of humanitarian assistance at national, regional, and global levels.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for local and national NGOs to share their understanding, skills, good practices, and challenges in practice related to Principles of Partnership (PoP). The capacity, funding, and knowledge constraints often encountered by local and national NGOs in representing and pursuing the interests of local communities will also be addressed in this workshop. Through capacity strengthening, ICVA aims to enable more equal partnerships and fuller participation of local and national NGOs in decision-making processes in line with the broader localization agenda.
After the workshop, participants will have the chance to network at the evening cocktail event on the 16th of November at the Fairview Hotel, the same venue where the workshop will be held.
The Principles of Partnership (Equality, Transparency, Results-Oriented Approach, Responsibility and Complementarity), were first published in 2007 as part of the Global Humanitarian Platform.
The PoP should serve as a reminder of the ongoing need to ensure that partnership arrangements with all humanitarian actors are rooted in equality. Further, that the implementation of humanitarian activities seeks to involve, respect and react to valuable input from all partners and crisis-affected communities.
Principles of Partnership – Endorsed by the The Global Humanitarian Platform in July 2007.