Webinar: Localization: Perspectives on Change

On 8 November, join us for ICVA-PHAP’s webinar on “Localization: Perspectives on change” and hear from different actors’ experiences working towards greater localization of humanitarian action. The discussion will provide an overview of the concept of localization, how it has evolved, and how it is currently used. Participants will learn more about how governmentsnon-State donors, private sector actors, and diaspora actors see current opportunities, challenges, and future trends. The impact of localization initiatives on principled and effective humanitarian action will also be examined.

The webinar “Localization: Perspectives on change” builds on ICVA’s “Localization Examined” Briefing Paper. It aims to help NGOs better understand the perspectives of a range of diverse actors towards localization,  with the ambition to prompt further discussion and action.

This webinar is part of the “Navigating Change” Learning Stream which includes a total of six webinars, briefing papers and other resources. All practitioners interested in humanitarian policy issues, particularly NGO staff, are encouraged to attend.

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:00
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Localization is the process through which a diverse range of humanitarian actors are attempting, each in their own way, to ensure local and national actors are better engaged in the planning, delivery and accountability of humanitarian action, while still ensuring humanitarian needs can be met swiftly, effectively and in a principled manner.

Navigating Change Learning Stream

Humanitarians operate in a constantly changing environment. New emergencies, technological evolutions, and changing political landscapes constantly pose new challenges and prompt new approaches for humanitarian action. 

In many parts of the world, respect for humanitarian principles is eroding and so too is the NGOs’ space to operate.  The humanitarian community struggles to keep up with the multiple reforms, initiatives and discussions that are happening at the global policy level and at the regional and country levels.