Localisation at Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe: Making local actors part of the humanitarian system

Back Daniela Simm

Partner of Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe at the 3rd European Humanitarian Forum in Brussels.

Humanitarian Talk in Brussels.

This Talk will highlight the importance of local and national actors in the humanitarian response to forgotten crises and in fragile contexts.

As part of the 2024 European Humanitarian Forum in Brussels, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe will co-host a Humanitarian Talk where our local and national partners will offer their views and analysis on closing the funding gap in humanitarian aid and addressing persistent obstacles. It is particularly important to us that local and national voices are at the centre of the humanitarian talk, one of only a few #EHF2024 events directly addressing localisation.

Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe has provided humanitarian aid in equitable partnership with local and national partners for decades. We strongly believe that the humanitarian system needs to undergo transformation in such a way that local actors (be they communities, local governments, local and national non-governmental organisations) are at its centre. The leadership role and decision-making authority of local/national actors must therefore be recognised, respected, and strengthened, and power imbalances in the humanitarian delivery chain must be recognized and balanced.
As part of our self-understanding as an intermediary, we, therefore, consider facilitating the meaningful participation of local and national partners in international policy discussions such as EHF essential.

This event will be streamed online. Join our humanitarian talk at 14:00 via Live Stream