In Focus – 45mn

In partnership with Qatar Charity.

In the World Humanitarian Summit 2016, the Secretary-General called for humanitarian action to be ‘as local as possible, as international as necessary’. In 2020, the localization agenda is more relevant than ever.

A panel of four experts in humanitarian aid, localization and funding hold an interactive dialogue to inform on the urgent need to recognize and support local communities in being the decision-makers and the leaders of solutions impacting their healthcare systems. The dialogue aims at strengthening action towards localization and keeping abreast of current good practices and innovative approaches in the field, while identifying common challenges and opportunities to link national healthcare strategies with broader global localization frameworks.


Ishrat Ullah, Head of Relief at Qatar Charity
Bashayer Al Ali, International Programs Director at Qatar Fund
Dr. Robert F. Walters, Chairman at Orbis
Mohammed Amad, Chairperson at National Humanitarian Network