Transforming Partnerships

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The Grand Bargain 2.0 re-emphasized the importance of locally-led humanitarian response. This goes hand in hand with the need to rethink roles and responsibilities in humanitarian and development action. Where are we now? Are we institutionally fit for partnering? Which roles will local, national and international NGOs play in the future? What does this mean in practice? These are the questions that will be discussed in this online peer-learning series.

The series consists of three consecutive online sessions with a mix of input, individual reflection, small group discussions, and further peer-sharing in plenary. It will take place on 26 April as well as 3 and 17 May and includes regular breaks.

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You will learn

What the current status-quo in humanitarian partnerships looks like and how we have arrived there

How you can discover your institutional fitness for partnering, using self-assessments

Where your organisation stands with regard to the whole conversation and policy commitments on localization and local ownership/leadership

How the future of aid and international humanitarian and development NGOs is likely to look like

Target group

Directors, senior managers from different departments and board members of German, national and local humanitarian and development NGOs


9:00 - 12:00

Where are we now? Where have we come from?

We reflect on where we come from, where we are now, what shaped that journey, and if and how we are thinking about the medium-term future for our organisations. Some of the questions will be

  • What was the original/what is the current purpose why your organization exists?
  • What/who drove the evolution in your organization’s focus and way(s) of working over the past 10 years?
  • Where are you, currently, with regard to the whole conversation and policy commitments on localisation and local ownership/leadership?
  • What is driving your action or inaction? Do you have a strategy/plan for greater local leadership? What are the implications for INGOs? What are the implications for local/national NGOs?
  • Where and how, in your organisation, are you thinking about your role and operating model in the medium-term future, say 2035?

Smruti Patel (Global Mentoring Initiative)


Koenraad Van Brabant (Global Mentoring Initiative)


26.4.2022 - 17.5.2022

9 hours of training

Online Event

ProviderThis Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
This training is organized by the umbrella organization of development and humanitarian aid NGOs in Germany.