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ActionAid Ireland: Seminar - Where are the Women? Gender, Localisation and the Grand Bargain

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

ActionAid Ireland is convening a high level seminar on Tuesday 26th September to assess progress and learning on following through on commitments made by donors, UN and civil society agencies at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. The aim of the seminar is to provoke further thinking on ‘Gender and the Grand Bargain’, and bring different perspectives and experiences to the debate on localisation. This Seminar will be of interest to leaders in civil society organisations, INGOs, policy makers, academics and students. You can book a free ticket here.

Location: Dublin City

•Adriano Campolina, Secretary General, ActionAid International: Promoting Localised Women-led Approaches to Humanitarian Responses.
•Réiseal Ni Chéilleachair, Humanitarian Policy Advisor, Trócaire: Localisation in Practice: An Analysis from Myanmar & DRC.
•A Donor perspective, Humanitarian Unit, Irish Aid.
•An academic analysis, TBC.

What is Localisation?

Governments and NGOs in developing countries are calling for humanitarian responses to be more local or national in nature, and less international. The current international humanitarian system, despite attempted past reforms, concentrates power and funding in the hands of a small group of humanitarian actors who are largely located in richer, northern countries. This marginalises the skills, knowledge and capacities of thousands of local and national NGOs, local authorities and civil society working on the frontline in times of emergency.

This shift must have women and women’s organisations at its forefront, bringing their invaluable contextual knowledge, skills, resources and experiences to emergency preparedness, response and resilience building

Starts: 26 September 2017 09:30
Ends: 26 September 2017 13:30