What are the current trends in Global Humanitarian Assistance? And what do these trends imply for the Dutch context? KUNO organized the Dutch presentation of the GHA Report with the Platform for Humanitarian Action (PHA) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, followed by further reflection and discussion on the current trends and the future of humanitarianism.
The trends were presented by Sophia Swithern, head of Research and Analysis at Development Initiatives and co-author of the Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017. Four rounds of discussion followed:
- Professor Joost Herman, president of the Network on Humanitarian Action (NOHA) and professor Globalization Studies and Humanitarian Action at Groningen University, led the discussion on the changing humanitarian ecosystem.
- Saskia Harmsen, change manager Charter for Change of the global humanitarian team from Oxfam, led the discussion on localization.
- Ton Huijzer, consultant in the Dutch Humanitarian sector and chair of KUNO, led the discussion on the implication of trends on the Humanitarian Principles.
- Christine Pirenne, head of Humanitarian Aid at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, made the closing remarks.
For an report of the event, click here
For the full GHA Report 2017, click here