24.06.2020 - 3.07.2020

Invitation to the online learning series “Institutional implications of localisation“


VENRO would like to invite you to the online peer-learning series “Institutional implications of localisation”. The series consists of three consecutive online sessions with a mix of input, small group discussions in break-out rooms, and further peer-sharing in ‘plenary’. The series is oriented towards directors, senior managers and board members of INGOs, as well as senior colleagues from finance, fundraising, communications and media relations. Different representatives from one organisation are welcome to take part to discuss their institutional progresses on localisation. 

Participants will discuss the following questions: What are the possible institutional implications of a commitment to ‘localisation’ for our organisations? Do we have a clear understanding of what ‘localisation’ means and what success will look like? Does it require new internal capacities or competencies? Does this raise concerns for our communications with our private supporters, with the media? Is this likely, over time, to negatively affect our income? How are other INGOs dealing with this issue?

Smruti Patel and Koenraad Van Brabant will facilitate the sessions. They are co-founders of the Global Mentoring Initiative and bring many years of experience in working in and on humanitarian action and are familiar with localisation debates in Europe and other countries.

Please register by sending an e-mail to k.kraehling(at)venro.org until 17 June 2020. The number of participants is limited. Participants are expected to take part in the different sessions. The sessions will be in English. Participation is free of charge.

Please contact Karoline Krähling for further questions (+49 (0)30/26 39 299-28, k.kraehling(at)venro.org).