Posts Tagged ‘WHS’

From Identifying a problem to Implementing a Solution: Putting the Charter4Change Commitment to Stop Undermining National Capacity into Practice

April 25, 2017

Written by Anne Street, Head of Humanitarian Policy, CAFOD

A couple of years ago when a small group of INGOs were discussing with several National NGO directors what INGOs should do differently in order to ensure more localized humanitarian response there were 3 things the national NGO leaders were adamant about:  one was communications:  asking us to commit to change the way we communicated about our work with our supporters and the public to ensure that we didn’t ignore their central role in humanitarian response;  secondly  and subsequently very well trailed through WHS and the Grand Bargain, ensuring that more funding went directly to national NGOs;  and thirdly addressing the way INGOs undermine national NGO capacity by recruiting their staff in the immediate aftermath of a sudden on-set emergency or during the first 6 months of a conflict.

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