Tracking progress on localization: PIANGO
Executive director Emele Duituturaga [sitting 1st from left]
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Ritika Pratap
The Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (PIANGO) today launched a report on ‘localization’ in the Pacific.
Executive director Emele Duituturaga says localization in this context means recognizing, respecting and strengthening leadership by local authorities and the capacity of local civil society in humanitarian action in order to address the needs of affected people in times of natural disasters.
Duituturaga says the research conducted in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu was a follow-on from the outcomes of the World Humanitarian Summit held in Turkey two years ago.
“For PIANGO to undertake this research is that we really needed the evidence, because in Turkey in 2016 there was a lot of focus on localization and localization being shifting the focus from an international response to local response, recognizing local led leadership and also ensuring that resources move from international sources to local actors – so that really resonated with what PINAGO has been hearing from the Pacific communities.”
Based on the outcomes of the consultation a research titled “Tracking progress in localization: a Pacific perspective’ was launched.
The report was handed over to the National Disaster Management Office which is expected to an important tool for government and humanitarian responders.
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