As part of the preparations for the European Humanitarian Forum, Groupe URD, in partnership with IRIS, is pleased to invite you to a moment of sharing and deepening the reflections initiated during the last Autumn School on Humanitarian Aid in September 2021, which focused on the interactions between local solidarity in times of crisis and the international aid system.
- humanitarian aid
- Live streaming available
From the ruins of Beirut to the flooded regions of la Roya (France), from the villages attacked in the Central African Republic to the high-risk zones of the Sahel, everywhere, citizens, elected representatives, and loosely formed groups of individuals are taking action to help their neighbours and their territories. Many reports have underlined how crucial local action has been in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how zero-order responders and locally-led responses are often more effective in crisis contexts. And yet, five years after the commitments made in the Grand Bargain, the meagre 4.7% of humanitarian funds directly allocated to local and national actors, well short of the objective of 25%, remind us of the difficulty, if not the failure, of the sector to reform itself.
Beyond the localisation of aid, how can we truly reinvent partnership practices? We invite you to take an interest in the mutual assistance and solidarity initiatives that are being developed in times of crisis, and then to examine the nature, benefits and potential difficulties of interactions with humanitarian actors and the formal aid system. This webinar will take place on 13/01/22, from 9am to 11am.
Moderated by Magali Chelpi-den Hamer, Researcher at IRIS, Head of the Humanitarian and Development Programme.
Introduction by Johanna Baché, Researcher and evaluator at Groupe URD, and screening of the 2021 Autumn School on Humanitarian Aid summary video
With the participation of :
- Véronique Barbelet, Independent consultant associated with ODI's Humanitarian Aid Group
- Pierre Bastid, Head of Support & Institutional funding desk at CCFD Terre solidaire
- Jean-Bertrand Mothes, director of the Fragilities, Crises & Conflicts Department within the French Development Agency
- Marc Torbey Hélou, President of the Lebanese NGO Offre-Joie
- Action Against Hunger, ERRU (Emergency Readiness and Response Unit) department, speaker to be confirmed
Conclusions and perspectives :
- Eeke ALTENA, responsible for localisation within ECHO's C1 unit (to be confirmed)
- Véronique de Geoffroy, Executive Director at Groupe URD
Prior registration is required by Tuesday 11th January at the latest.