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Localisation in Practice – 2nd Workshop – Assessing and strengthening capacities of local actors
Torsdag 24 Oktober 2019, 13:00 - 16:00

With humanitarian needs increasing faster than funds to respond, the international humanitarian aid system is incapable of adequately addressing current humanitarian needs. At the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, a Grand Bargain was negotiated to push changes towards a more effective humanitarian aid architecture. In particular the workstream ”More support and funding tools to national and local responders”, often referred to as the localisation workstream, has increasingly garnered global attention from international NGOs, national and local responders and multi-lateral and bilateral donors.

 

A key aspect of the transformation set out by the Grand Bargain Localisation Workstream is the strengthening of institutional capacities of local actors to ensure preparedness and response capacities in fragile contexts. And while this is recognized widely across the sector, capacity strengthening priorities often end up more focused on the needs of international actors than their local counterparts.

 

This event hosted by the MFA and Globalt Fokus funded Localisation in Practice project will facilitate a dialogue between key actors in current capacity strengthening processes. Gathering a combination of academics and local and international practitioners this workshop aims to highlight best practices and opportunities in current capacity strengthening policies and activities. Furthermore all participants will be encouraged to share and discuss how these practices can be improved to enable a more diverse and accommodating capacity strengthening environment.

Agenda

The event will be divided into three parts, each focused on a specific area within the realm of capacity strengthening. Each session will consist of an introductory presentation followed by a round-table discussion in which all speakers will discuss key questions within each theme including questions from the audience.

 

13.00-13.10 Introduction and presentation of speakers

 

13.10-13.55 The state of capacity strengthening – approaches and trends in development and humanitarian work

  • Presentations by Jill Nicholson, Strategic Partnerships Advisor, Humanitarian Leadership Academy & Degan Ali, Leadership Council Member, NEAR Network

 

13.55-14.40 Walking the talk – capacity building in practice

  • Presentations by Petra Righetti, ELNHA Programme manager, Oxfam &      John Jak Dak Ruot, Executive director, Youth Social Advocacy Team, Uganda

 

14.40-14.55 Break

 

14.55-15.40 Assessments and capacity in a country-based pooled funds perspective

  • Presentations by Country Based Pooled Funds & Abirahman Abdirisak Abdirahman, Executive Director, Tadamun Social Society (TASS), Somalia

 

15.40-16.00 Wrap up and how to engage further

Location

ActionAid Denmark, Fælledvej 12 – Community Hall

Practical information

The event will be in English and livestreamed.

Registration

Register your participation on this link, registration closes on the 18th of October.

Organised by

Save the Children Denmark, Oxfam IBIS, ActionAid Denmark & Global Focus

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