WEBINAR : Localisation of aid in Myanmar: who will take the risk?

This webinar shared the key recommendations from HARP-F local, national and international partners in Myanmar on the structures they require and what type of support is effective to sustain a locally-led humanitarian response in Myanmar, once HARP-F's mandate comes to an end.

HARP-F also presented its knowledge system, and how it can advance these recommendations and invited a panel to discuss what now needs to happen to support local CSOs leading the response.

The webinar came on the heels of three weeks of consultations with HARP-F partners, during which we looked at all areas of HARP-F's work, from partnerships, grants, MEAL, capacity building, representation and leadership, and at cash programming and WASH, and detailed what it will take for local CSOs to keep leading the response in Myanmar.

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Host: Toby Sexton, Director- Knowledge, Communication and Impact, HARP-F

Facilitator: Sonia Zambakides, Fund Director, HARP-F. See her presentation English / Myanmar and diagram in English and Myanmar language.

Presenting the consultations' key recommendations: Peter Medway, Remote Partnerships Evaluation Team Leader - See his presentation in English / Myanmar language.

Panel:  Moderated by  David Mathieson, Political Economy and Conflict Sensitivity Lead, HARP-F:

  • Rurik Marsden, Development Director, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), Myanmar
  • Mary Tawm, Director, Wunpawng Ninghtoi (WPN/Kachin Light)
  • Gum Sha Awng, Executive Director, Metta Development Foundation
  • U Thaw Tar, Northern Shan Head of Office, DanChurchAid (DCA)
  • Khaing Zar Lin, Head of Programme, Policy and Advocacy, Action Aid Myanmar
  • Philip Tun Hla Aung, Field Coordinator/Head of Office for Northern Rakhine, Center for Social Integrity (CSI)

This is the fourth webinar in a series on ‘Rethinking humanitarian aid in protracted crises’ hosted by the Humanitarian Assistance and Resilience Programme Facility (HARP-F). The series invites local and national actors to share their expertise in delivering humanitarian programmes in Myanmar’s complex crisis, and encourages discussions on aid modalities and lessons learned in other protracted crisis contexts.

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Last Updated: 4th November 2021

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