Moving towards a more equitable, locally-led and collaborative humanitarian sector

Shaping Equitable Partnerships

Are you wondering how to approach a partnership and unlock its full potential? How to achieve more equitable relations with other humanitarian actors? 

Are you shaping a humanitarian collaboration or network and want to explore its transformative potential? Does the collaboration need support to review its ways of working to enhance its impact? 

Explore what can be done throughout the various phases of the partnering cycle. 

It pays off to invest in the way partnerships or collaborations are shaped and managed. A healthy partnership can improve the collective impact and sustainability of its programmes. Think of a partnership where the interests and commitments of the partners are understood and incorporated; where a common goal is clearly defined; where shared partnership principles help navigate tensions and where clear agreements avoid pitfalls. These are some examples which can enhance the value of a multi-stakeholder collaboration by brokering better partnerships. 

My partnership lens, skills and tools may support you and the partnership to move beyond transactional arrangements and unlock the potential of quality partnerships for sustainable impact on communities

Promoting Local Humanitarian Leadership

What does the localisation agenda mean to you, your team, your partnerships, your strategy? 

How to create space for local leadership and horizontal partnerships in a project-centred vertical humanitarian system? 

How to promote locally designed and locally owned solutions? 

Explore your next step towards a more locally-led humanitarian sector

Transformation of the sector is happening. Local, national and international humanitarian actors alike are challenged to shift their role and re-think their position, strategy and their collaborations.  Today’s and future challenges require locally designed and locally owned solutions and complementarity between stakeholders. It asks from all humanitarian actors to revisit their role to be less transactional and more complementary and supportive to local leadership. 

I can support you during this process of change. By  facilitating reflection and (peer) review, supporting revision of your approach or strategy,  supporting the development of a Theory of Change, or as a sparring partner. I will bring my  facilitation skills, humanitarian experience, and a deep respect for local capacity. 

Consulting services for individuals, teams and organisations

Supporting you, your organisation and your partnerships to move forward towards a more equitable, locally-led and collaborative humanitarian sector.

Contextualising Humanitarian Principles and standards

Are you looking for ways to develop capacities of your staff or partners to contextualise humanitarian principles and standards? Or would you like to develop common standards and indicators for collective accountability? 

Are you planning a review of humanitarian response based on the Core Humanitarian Standards and in need of a facilitator? 

As a trainer, facilitator and partnership broker with long term experience in the humanitarian sector I may be able to support you. 


Humanitarian principles and the Core Humanitarian Standards are based on decades of experience and provide a strong common framework for quality and accountability. It provides a shared language for a diverse set of actors operating in a large variety of contexts and cultures. Collaboration between stakeholders requires dialogue around purpose, quality and accountability. CHS provide a basis – now it is up to the partnership to operationalise and contextualise them.

Collectively developing indicators and assessing projects against them is a powerful way to do so. I can facilitate real-time evaluation or peer reviews of humanitarian project against the Core Humanitarian Standards. As a CHS approved trainer I facilitate CHS introduction training.