Regional Conference on Localisation of Aid co-convened by Switzerland and IFRC

Press release, 27.08.2019

Partnering with local actors is key for an efficient humanitarian response. The Asia Pacific Regional Conference on Localisation of Aid in Jakarta, co-convened by Switzerland and IFRC, gathers organisations from the region and beyond to discuss the best ways to do so.

from left to right: Dr. Ritola Tasmaya (Secretary General of Indonesia Red Cross), Mrs. Adelina Kamal (Executive Director AHA Centre), H.E Dr. H Muhammad Jusuf Kalla (Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia and Chairperson of Palang Merah Indonesia), Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo (Chief Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana), Mr. Michael Cottier (Minister, Deputy Head of Mission Swiss Embassy)
from left to right: Dr. Ritola Tasmaya (Secretary General of Indonesia Red Cross), Mrs. Adelina Kamal (Executive Director AHA Centre), H.E Dr. H Muhammad Jusuf Kalla (Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia and Chairperson of Palang Merah Indonesia), Lt. Gen. Doni Monardo (Chief Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana), Mr. Michael Cottier (Minister, Deputy Head of Mission Swiss Embassy) ©AHA Centre

On 27-28 August, the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance (AHA Centre) hosts the first regional conference in the Asia-Pacific region on how to reform the international humanitarian aid sector so as to better promote the role of local actors in internationally-supported relief operations. The conference was opened by His Excellency Dr. H. Muhammad Jusuf Kala, Vice President of Indonesia and Chairperson, Indonesia Red Cross Society. It is co-organised by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Government of Switzerland and gathers representatives from governments in the Asia-Pacific region, donor governments, as well as local and international humanitarian organisations from across the region.

The full press release can be found here: Regional Conference on Localisation of Aid co-convened by Switzerland and IFRC (PDF, 324.9 kB, English)

 

Mr. Michael Cottier, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission Swiss Embassy
Mr. Michael Cottier, Minister and Deputy Head of Mission Swiss Embassy ©AHA Centre