HAI CEO S.S. Singh and President Mr NM Prusty participated in the event organised by Research and Information Systems for the Developing Countries (RIS) to launch Development Cooperation Review (DCR). DCR was launched by Hon’ble State Minister for External Affairs MJ Akbar. HAI CEO was part of the panel discussion, right before the launch.
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Agenda for Humanity, a UN led process post the WHS, has come up with its newsletter. #HAI is glad that it’s very first news talks about #HAI and activities of its two member organisations, namely Anchalik Gram Unnayan Parishad – AGUP and North-East Affected Area Development Society (NEADS). Please do read this newsletter and share widely. This is a good global acknowledgement of our local actions.
The newsletter could be accessed here.
The Research and Information System for Developing Countries(RIS) has published #HAI CEO Sudhansh S. Singh’s paper, entitled International Humanitarian Aid and the ‘Localization’ Debate:
Why is it important to have “Local Funds” for “Local Organization”? The paper analyses the current global discourse on localisation in the light of #GrandBargain and how it is impacting the aid sector in India.
The paper analyses fundraising practice of western NGOs registered in India, which is further contributing in marginalisation of Indian CSOs. The paper can be accessed here.
The Third Global Humanitarian Policy Forum was held in New York on 3-4 December, 2017. HAI was invited to participated in a panel discussion to speak on Humanitarian Financing. Full report of the event can be read here.
On this occasion, the first report of Agenda for Humanity was also released. HAI CEO Sudhanshu S. Singh was member of the informal committee to review the report. The report, ‘No Time to Retreat’ could be accessed here.
HAI Board had its governing body meeting on 18 November 2018. Dr Shashi Tharoor, patron of #HAI, couldn’t join the meeting, therefore sent a very inspiring video message to us.
Please listen the message here.
In the month of October 2017, HAI had participated in a panel discussion in The Hague, organised by Oxfam Novib and Dutch Knowledge Platform. The discussion was focused on the localisation process in the light of Grand Bargain and Charter for Change commitments.
A brief report could be read here: