07.06.2023 - 20.06.2023, Online and face-to-face

Allocation of overhead costs to local and national partner organisations


7 and 20 June 2023, online and face-to-face

Providing overhead costs is an important step in enhancing a more locally-led humanitarian response. Recent studies show that local and national humanitarian organisations still do not receive an appropriate quantity of overheads from their international partners. In this seminar, we would like to give local/national NGOs a chance to formulate their expectations on the allocation of overheads as well as German NGOs to exchange about their practices of transferring overheads.


Target group

Staff of humanitarian NGOs that are familiar with localisation in humanitarian action and the allocation of overheads to/by their organisation.

Session 1 (7 June, online): staff of local/national humanitarian NGOs (partner organisations of German NGOs)

Session 2 (20 June, city in Germany): staff of German NGOs



The seminar will be facilitated by Carolin Gomulia. She has worked with numerous NGOs on strategy and organisational development as well as localisation and partnership. She has an in-depth understanding of resource mobilisation and fundrasing.



The seminar consists of two parts.

The first session on 7 June (half-day) is for local and national humanitarian NGOs and will take place online.

The second session on 20 June (half-day) is for German NGOs and will take place in Bochum, Bogata Bochumer Gäste- und Tagungshaus, Schleipweg 20,
44805 Bochum.

The training is part of a joint project of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr-University Bochum and VENRO.



The seminar is free of charge. Your registration is binding.



Registration for exchange seminar for local and national NGOs (7 June) here.

Registration for exchange seminar for German NGOs (20 June) here.

Deadline is 25 May 2023.

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