Hosts: International Committee of the Red Cross, and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Where: room 18
The need to reform funding for humanitarian action and better make the link with development funding has been the subject of much discussion. This session will share lessons learned from the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and others’ experience of funding that bridges the humanitarian-development gap. It will bring in the perspective of recipient countries who are affected by crises and whose ability to overcome crises and develop is impeded by lack of coordination among aid funders and aid organizations.
Finally, non-traditional humanitarian and development donors will share their experience and perspectives on the topic. Our experience shows that humanitarian financing needs to be provided on a longer-term and more predictable and flexible basis, and development actors and development financing need to be more closely involved in preparing for and responding to crises. The event will provide participants with a mixture of case studies and new perspectives to offer food for thought when reflecting about their own work.