HAI was invited to take part in the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC, held on June 21-23, 2016 in Geneva. HAI CEO participated in a panel discussion entitled, “Localising Humanitarian Assistance- empowering local actors”. He emphasised that capacity of local actors shouldn’t become a pretext to deny funding to local and national actors. Let international actors distinguish between ‘response capacity’ and ‘compliance capacity. The response capacity should be equally emphasised and acknowledged to give thrust on partnership with the local and national actors.