Synopsis: The Grand Bargain (GB) is coming to an end in 2021 without achieving much on the 51 commitments made in 2016. The GB commitments largely remained confined to the headquarters of the signatories without proper dissemination to humanitarian actors on the ground. The Agenda for Humanity aimed at shrinking the humanitarian needs, but the humanitarian […]
#HAI is thankful to the BusinessLine of The Hindu newspaper for publishing the story of Pakistani-Hindu refugees in India, and highlighting the work of Humanitarian Aid International with them. Please click here to read the full article.
#HAI and Christian Aid analysed the progress against the #localisation commitment of World Humanitarian Summit for UN OCHA. Different stakeholders made individual commitments to five Core Responsibilities and 25 key transformations of Agenda for Humanity. This report is analysis of self-reports against two transformations, i.e., Reinforce Local Systems and Invest in Local Capacities. Please click […]
300 civil society actors, philanthropists, academics and reporters joined the World Humanitarian Action Forum on 15-16 October in Istanbul. Led by the Humanitarian Forum and the Turkish Red Crescent Society, WHAF consisted of 4 separate parallel discussions around 4 critical humanitarian themes – conflict, finance, localisation and resilience. HAI was one of the collaborating organisations […]
“Grand Bargain Signatories engage with local and national responders in a spirit of partnership and aim to reinforce rather than replace local and national capacities”. The intent of the Grand Bargain was transformational, not decentralisation or multi-nationalisation of International Organisations. However, the loophole in the IASC definition of local and national actors is diverting from […]