Debate: humanitarian reform, a people driven system

23 September 2021 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,,,

It was a pleasure to join donors and UN agencies for this important discussion about reforming the humanitarian system in order to put affected communities front and centre. The panel discussed recommendations put forward by The Centre for Global Development, from shifting funding models to governance structures. I described some of the changes underway at Oxfam as we try to redefine our role within the humanitarian ecosystem, focusing more on facilitating others than local delivery, and continuing to be an amplifying voice on global advocacy. I hope that the next few decades is about dismantling bits of the infrastructure and ecosystem that we don’t really need anymore, and being clear about where is it that we’re adding value, and where can someone else do it better. Read a summary and watch in full.

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