Boosting the localisation agenda towards inclusive humanitarian action

Forum sessions


Including local and national actors in an empowering manner has become critical to the success of humanitarian action. Local responders provide an invaluable understanding of local challenges and potential solutions, are able to mobilise local networks and offer greater access to affected populations. They contribute to a more effective, efficient and sustainable humanitarian response with an enhanced accountability

This session will highlight the new EU ambition and concrete steps to move forward the localisation agenda and provide a platform for inter alia sharing best practices on local capacity building, localised financing models, equal partnerships, and promotion of women-led organisations. The panel will look at lessons learnt of supported projects, pilot experiences with programmatic partnerships, and Country-Based Pooled Funds.

The session will launch a consultative process with stakeholders to develop the guidance as announced in the March 2021 Communication on the EU's Humanitarian Action.