Localization: Perspectives on change

On Thursday, 8 November, ICVA and PHAP organized the first session in the learning stream on the Navigating change. The discussion provided an overview of the concept of localization in the humanitarian sector, how it has evolved, and how it is currently used. Participants learned more about how governments, private donors, the business community, and diaspora actors see current opportunities, trends, and challenges. The potential impact of localization initiatives on principled and effective humanitarian action were also examined.

The event featured Dr. Rahmawati Husein, Advisory Board, Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Firzan Hashim from Asia-Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka, and Rabiah Nasir-Habeeb, Trustee, Foundation for Refugee Economic Empowerment (F.R.E.E).

This webinar is part of the “Navigating Change” Learning Stream which includes a total of six webinars, briefing papers, and other resources.

Read the written responses to the follow-up questions by the guest experts

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Target audience and event access

All practitioners interested in humanitarian policy issues, particularly NGO staff. 


Firzan Hashim

Asia-Pacific Alliance for Disaster Management Sri Lanka

Dr. Rahmawati Husein

Vice chair of Muhammadiyah Disaster Management Center (MDMC), and member of the Advisory Board, Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB)

Rabiah Nasir-Habeeb

Trustee, Foundation for Refugee Economic Empowerment (F.R.E.E)



Angharad Laing

Executive Director, PHAP

Jeremy Wellard

Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, ICVA

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Learning stream on Navigating Change

As part of the learning stream on Navigating Change, this event will be the first session of six live interactive online learning events that ICVA and PHAP will be organizing in the coming months. The purpose of these sessions is to provides a platform for the NGO community to better understand changes affecting the humanitarian sector.

PHAP Credentialing Program

Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem
This event will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

The event will address some aspects of segments 1.5, 2.1, and 2.5 of the certification assessment outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program

November 8th, 2018 9:30 AM   through   4:00 PM

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