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The Centre for Humanitarian Action (CHA) cordially invites you to its annual conference
Five years Grand Bargain –
time to restart humanitarian reform?
taking place on 11-12 May 2021.We have invited a wide range of practitioners, researchers and experts to discuss the five-years anniversary of the first World Humanitarian Summit and the agreed Grand Bargain, which was planned as a key initiative to substantially reform humanitarian action. Now that its five-years timeframe is coming to an end, CHA reflects in its conference on what has been achieved and what is yet to be done. In a series of virtual discussion formats, we are going to explore these questions while focusing on key areas and commitments made through the Grand Bargain and its potential future. These include:
- humanitarian reform and the need for a restart
- localisation and the new role of INGOs and intermediaries in locally led humanitarian action
- humanitarian funding and the role of donors and organisations as both drivers and inhibitors of reform.
- Ahmed Ibrahim Abdi – Arid Lands Development Focus Kenya
- Farida Tchaitchian Bena – International Rescue Committee
- Sema Genel Karaosmanoğlu – Support to Life Turkey
- Kristoffer Lidén – Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies
- Sorcha O’Callaghan – Humanitarian Policy Group
- Smruti Patel – Global Mentoring Initiative
- Sajid Raihan – START Fund Bangladesh
- Sibylle Katharina Sorg – German Federal Foreign Office
- Claus Sørensen – prev. DG ECHO
- Nkese Maria Udongwo – Caritas Nigeria