Towards Risk-Sharing - Perspectives on localization and risk management in the context of Covid-19

Towards Risk-Sharing - Perspectives on localization and risk management in the context of Covid-19 2
The Covid19-crisis has highlighted the critical role played by national and local NGO humanitarian organisations to an unprecedented extent. At the same time Covid is posing new risks for humanitarian responders, especially to the local actors in their critical role. Wider efforts to strengthen support to national and local actors in the response are on-going. This webinar will focus on the topic of risk management and poses the following question: How can we better share risks between local and international actors in humanitarian response to Covid19 and beyond? 

Recent years have brought a proliferation of risk management standards, tools and requirements in humanitarian action to address concerns over safeguarding, financial management and other aspects of quality and accountability. Two concepts have come to the fore. ‘Risk transfer’ refers to how donors and international humanitarian agencies expect local partners to manage risk without adequately supporting them to do so. ‘Risk sharing’ refers to the concept of shifting towards a more partnership-based approach to understanding, managing and mitigating risk.

CAFOD, CORDAID, C4C, GISF, DRA and KUNO co-hosted a webinar sharing perspectives from national NGOs working in the Syrian regional crisis, Myanmar and Nigeria, and reflections from international donors, INGOs and UN agency representatives on ways forward.

Dr Win Tun Kyi published a blog which was used to prepare for the webinar, you can find it here.

A short report on the webinar can be read here.


  • Dr Win Tun Kyi, Director, Karuna Mission Social Solidarity (KMSS), Myanmar
  • Josephine Habba, National Coordinator Jireh Doo Foundation Nigeria and National Coordinator NINGONET
  • Fadi Hallisso, Director, Basmeh and Zeitooneh, Lebanon/Turkey

Followed by a panel discussion with Lindsay Hamsik (InterAction), Fergus Thomas (DFID) & Patrice Lenormand (DG ECHO)

(Re-)watch this webinar here

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