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As a key contribution to the WHS in promoting the localization of humanitarian aid, a Charter for Change (C4C) has been drafted by CAFOD, for sign-on by 1 October. The 8-point C4C calls on international NGOs to commit themselves to change their own organizational ways of working, to ensure southern-based national actors play an increased and more prominent role in humanitarian response by January 2020.
The C4C calls on International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) to:
Adeso, with a group of Southern NGOs (SNGOs), is leading a movement to develop a Global Network for Southern national and local organizations working with communities to find durable solutions to alleviate suffering, build resilience and promote prosperity. Adeso, in consultation with other national and local organizations from Asia, Africa and the Middle East, has developed a position paper to influence the future policy direction of the humanitarian system.
Network to Help Raise Voice of Southern Actors Vital to Aid Efforts
New York, June 8, 2015 – Plans to establish the first ever Global Network of Southern Non-Government Organizations (SNGOs) have officially been endorsed by leading SNGOs, at a side-event which took place during the Global Forum for Improving Humanitarian Action in New York last week.
Report Calls for Local Actors to have Greater Say in Humanitarian Efforts
A Global Network of Southern NGOs finds Widespread Support, reveals Report
Nairobi, May 28, 2015 – A new report just launched by Adeso reveals an escalating sense of frustration on the part of Southern Non-Government-Organizations (SNGOs), who - despite playing a vital role in responding to many emergencies - still find themselves with little control over how humanitarian, recovery, and resilience efforts are managed in their countries and regions.
By Olive Thiong'o
“Don’t kill us.” Those were the final words of Adan Mohammed Ibrahim, Adeso’s then security officer, in response to the man holding a gun towards him. Minutes earlier, the same gunman who shot and killed him had said: “Guys, we’re here to take the money, not to kill.” Unfortunately that turned out to be false.
This scene happened on December 4, 2010 as Adeso staff members were headed for a cash transfer distribution exercise in the Sanaag region of Puntland, Somalia, as part of one of the organization’s humanitarian interventions.
This manual is first and foremost a practical implementation guide. It explains the steps involved in undertaking cash-based responses according to the project cycle, with the main focus being on the implementation phase.
Section 1 gives a brief overview of what cash-based responses entail, different types, why and when to use this type of emergency response. It also outlines guiding principles that should be used as a basis for planning and implementation.