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Future Humanitarian Financing: Looking Beyond the Crisis

Future Humanitarian Financing: Looking Beyond the Crisis

The daunting scale of the humanitarian funding gap, and the seemingly intractable nature of many of the well documented humanitarian financing challenges, provided the backdrop to the Future Humanitarian Financing (FHF) dialogue events. Yet economic growth, increasing global connectedness, new technologies, innovation in financing and business practices and emerging global norms around the need to manage risk and build resilience were repeatedly stressed as grounds for optimism. Emerging from the FHF discussions was a surprising consensus that constitutes a vision of how contexts and actors are expected to evolve and how ideally humanitarian action would be organised and financed in the near future.

“Looking Beyond the Crisis: Future Humanitarian Financing” was published last year by World Vision, CAFOD and FAO.

To read Executive Summary, click here

To read full report, click here

Despite the report being over one year old, the recommendations remain the same. Mark Smith, Senior Director for Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs, World Vision US will be able to give an update on some of the recommendations since the publication of the report at the upcoming Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016.

Together with Steve Hansch, Director, International Business & Technical Consultants, Board Member, Treasurer, Relief International (moderator), Britt Lake, Senior Director of Programs, Global Giving, Mark Smith will take part in the panel on financing of disaster relief and resilience at 12:00 on 8th September, including:

  • Discussing the future of humanitarian funding
  • Nationalising and localising the humanitarian response
  • Ensuring sufficient funding through diversity
  • Looking at alternative financial models: Crowdsourcing
  • Addressing inefficiencies and strengthening needs-based funding in the humanitarian system