The “Towards Greater Effectiveness and Timeliness in Humanitarian Emergency Response” Programme, in short ToGETHER, promotes the localization of humanitarian action. It combines the efforts of 40 local and national humanitarian organisations from Bangladesh, Colombia, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Somalia along with four international organizations from Germany (Caritas Germany, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe and Malteser International). The 40 Local Humanitarian Partners (LHPs) and the four international consortium partners create a space for complementary partnerships and promote local partners’ roles as leading actors in humanitarian response of their countries, putting localisation – understood as transformation- into practice.
For the review of mid-term its mid-term achievements, exchange on the challenges and learnings and promote the institutionalization of good practices for a locally led, more timely and effective humanitarian response, all participating organization met at the “ToGETHER Global Conference for localization of humanitarian aid – Turning the promises into action” in Bonn, Germany. From Bangladesh, 13 people participated from 5 partner organization of ToGETHER. I have been participating in conference and also joined in one day mini conference organized by Malteser International.
Please see the attached file on a short report here.