Implementing the Grand Bargain on the ground: Lessons and Reflections from the Pacific
Organiser(s): Kai Hopkins (Ground Truth Solutions), Marian Casey-Maslen (CDAC)

Community Engagement and the Participation Revolution are big buzzwords in the humanitarian space, largely products of the Grand Bargain – an agreement between the largest Western donors and big INGOs from the Global North. How do such concepts translate however to the realities of humanitarian contexts in the Global South, and what do they mean to national actors often at the forefront of humanitarian responses? An Australian government-funded project in the Pacific has been working with National Disaster Management Offices and national agencies to find out. The project is jointly implemented by the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities Network (CDAC) and Ground Truth Solutions (GTS), and is taking a bottom-up, locally-led approach to embedding two-way communications and commun ..
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