32nd International Conference: Side event on localizing humanitarianism

Thursday 10 December, 8:00–9:00, Room 2
(English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian)

Hosts: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

This side event will examine the role of local actors in the international humanitarian system.  As pointed out in this year’s World Disasters Report, though clearly on the “front lines” and often shouldering the largest responsibility for delivering humanitarian assistance, many local actors feel that they are treated more as sub-contractors than partners by international actors.  This concern has also been frequently raised in the context of the consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit, where the disparity of direct funding as between international and local humanitarian actors has also been highlighted.

This session will examine how the overall humanitarian system might be rebalanced to better account for the role of local actors as well as how the issue is handled within the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

More information

Start Date : 10 December 2015 08:00
End Date : 10 December 2015 09:00
Location : CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Region : - Global -
Areas of activity : Disaster law, IHL

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