The November Summit is only the start, where we will also launch the Aid Re-imagined Research Study which aims to address what needs to change within the system and how to get there. Over the next 12 months there will be a series of regional consultations which will culminate in the WHAF Summit 2021 where the findings will be shared with policy makers, donors and other key stakeholders in the aid system.

The 2020 Summit will set the scene for the Aid Re-imagined initiative, addressing the question of what issues specifically and realistically need to be addressed and why we need to act now.

Some of the topics include:

  • The future state of humanitarianism – what should aid look and feel like?
  • The decolonisation of aid – shifting the power and political balance
  • Local coordination and representation – true partnerships and capacity exchange
  • Funding flows – Scale, speed, access and accountability