WHAF Summit Series 2020-21admin2020-10-13T20:20:52+00:00
The Aid Re-imagined initiative consists of two series, with the second series made up of two regional events (see summary map below).
Series one is made up of the November 2020 Summit and the Research Study
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 key questions and topics include:
What is the specific problem we are looking to solve? The related context and research for the need to address this issue, with examples from the past and present and a look into the future
More than a local actors’ perspective – led by locals for internationals
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
At the end of the November Summit, we will launch the Research Study which aims to address what needs to change within the system and how to get there.
Series two will be made up of regional sessions that will occur quarterly, such that the change is led from the local context and culminating in the final WHAF Summit (October 2021). Each quarterly session will address a specific issue or set of issues relevant to a regional context and set the agenda for the change that needs to happen.
The regional summits will contribute to the research report which will be presented at the final Summit for policy makers to take forward.
Calendar of Summit Series events:
Virtual Summit: 24 & 25 November 2020
Regional Summits: March and June 2021
WHAF Global Summit: October 2021 (and launch of Aid Re-imagined Report)
Tangible outcomes of the Summit Series:
A comprehensive research study on ‘Aid Reimagined’ with a policy brief on the key changes to be made to the sector
A series of advocacy campaigns and activities to deliver on the recommendations of the policy brief for the system change needed
A global south-led consortium of humanitarian, development and peacebuilding actors to share and follow up on change initiatives
Reimagine - Reshape - Realise
The Summit is organised by WHAF and its NGO partners from the global south and north, involving research institutions and policy thinkers to set the agenda for an aid sector that is fit for purpose and make the change that needs to happen.