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Empowering Local and National Humanitarian Actors (ELNHA)

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Oxfam Novib

ELNHA is a flagship project that advocates for a fundamental change in the international humanitarian system, based on more equitable, collaborative partnerships between international and local responders—partnerships in which international groups promote and support responsible local and national leadership. The Program is implemented in Uganda and Bangladesh. Both situations ask for a continuous and strong humanitarian response. A transformational agenda requires that we change the way we design, fund, support and engage in humanitarian work as INGOs and international donors, in relation to local organizations and governments. Working with a wide range of stakeholders the project applies a holistic approach to achieve the envisioned change. It strengthens the capacity of LNHAs, gives them a voice in designing the humanitarian agenda and helps them advocate support from international humanitarian donors and NGO’s for this change in leadership.

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