Since the World Humanitarian Summit, localisation-focused policies and commitments have been abundant. The collective objective was and is to strengthen leadership of local and national NGOs in humanitarian action and treat them as equal partners.
In this episode, Darina unpacks the topic of localisation through the specific lens of humanitarian leadership.
The reality on the ground tells us that despite these commitments, the role of national and local NGOs continues to be limited and undermined.
Darina Pellowska is a research fellow at the Centre for Humanitarian Action or CHA.
Prior to joining CHA, Darina worked as a freelance consultant for various aid organisations. Her main areas of expertise include “Accountability to Affected Populations”, partner management, risk management, and conflict-sensitive humanitarian assistance. Darina also has experience in operational humanitarian action. She has international research experience in South Sudan, Sudan and Syria.