What You Need to Know About the Future of the Humanitarian Sector
The majority of us participate in humanitarian response at some point in our career or even in "non-traditional" contexts - whether it be from a flood, drought, civil unrest or landslide. The traditional model of sourcing funding through governments can be cumbersome, and the consequence costly. My guest today Sean Lowrie is the Director of START Network and has some forward thinking ideas around where the humanitarian sector is headed and what International NGO's will need to do in order to adapt to these changes. He also suggests ways you as a leader can prepare for and evolve with these changes.
Some key points from the interview address:
- How the role of the local NGO versus INGO will change in relation to humanitarian response
- Three ways in which INGO's need to change to thrive in the future
- The ideal business model for the future humanitarian context
- Example of a risk financing approach that allows quick drought response
- Resources leaders can use to strengthen partnerships and collaboration
- Network to learn about innovative best practices proven globally
- START Network
- Partnership Brokers Association
- What Do Partnership Brokers Do?
- Social Innovation Exchange
- Social Innovation Fund Guide