Peter Walton, international director for the Australian Red Cross, is urging humanitarian organizations to “get their house in order” to facilitate the localization of relief work.
So what can organizations do now to support the “Grand Bargain?” Walton shared his key tips with Devex on how to build organizational capabilities for localized humanitarian responses.
1. Focus on going local with national disaster management offices.
“Local players have the capacity and ability to access information to act quickly,” Walton explained. “And they have specific skillsets for local coordination that are really core.”