Past humanitarian reform agendas have continually emphasised the need for humanitarian response to be locally owned. But for two decades, attempts to systematically elevate the representation, participation, and power of local actors have fallen short; donor governments still have an incentive to channel their funding through large international organizations. Continue reading
17-19 February at Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU
The Aid Conference, held in February of each year has become an integral part of the Australian and regional aid calendar. The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from across Australia, the Pacific, Asia, and beyond who are working on aid and international development policy to share insights, promote collaboration, and help develop the research community.
PANEL 4B – Still broken. Global humanitarian reform and the Asia Pacific. Wednesday, 19 February 2020, 11.00am to 12.30pm, Weston Theatre
The global international humanitarian system is struggling to deliver the transformative change required to best meet the needs of the most vulnerable impacted by crises. This is despite best efforts to act on agreed changes through the Agenda for Humanity and Grand Bargain. This panel will discuss how to action transformative change in ways that are most relevant to the Asia-Pacific region, including a unique approach to country-led humanitarian reform. It brings together the latest thinking from the Australian Government, Indonesia-based Pujiono Centre, Australian Red Cross and Humanitarian Advisory Group.
Jo-Hannah Lavey, Executive, Humanitarian Advisory Group
- Rachael Moore, Director, Protracted Crises Section, DFAT
- Dr Puji Pujiono, Founder and Senior Adviser, Pujiono Centre
- Louise McCosker, Humanitarian Diplomacy Lead, International Programs, Australian Red Cross
The Australasian Aid Conference 2020