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From the ground up: the state of local aid

22 March , 13 h 00 min - 13 h 40 min CET

Humanitarian needs are soaring and donor funds aren’t keeping pace. Local aid workers are pushing to take a leading role on the front lines of crises, but is the global aid sector prepared for change?

IRIN – soon to be The New Humanitarian – has been boosting its reporting on locally driven humanitarian action, ensuring that the voices of local humanitarians are heard. Our coverage explores how local aid is taking shape, examines the aid sector’s stalled “localisation” reforms, and sparks discussion on what it means to be a humanitarian in 2019.

Join us for our latest webinar, “From the ground up: the state of local aid”, on Friday 22 March at 13:00-13:40 CET. We’ll hear how local responses are evolving, ask tough questions about mistrust and risk in the aid sector, and challenge perceptions – both local and international – of what makes a humanitarian response effective.

The discussion will be moderated by IRIN editor Irwin Loy. Our panelists include:

  • Regina Salvador-Antequisa, executive director for ECOWEB, a civil society organisation based in Mindanao, in the Philippines
  • Sune Gudnitz, associate director for strategy and partnerships with RedR Australia, a humanitarian training organisation, and former head of UN OCHA in the Pacific
  • Evans Onyiego, director for Caritas Maralal in northern Kenya
Participation is free and open to all.
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Have a question for our panelists? Email us at hello@irinnews.org or tweet using the hashtag #LocalAid.


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