الرئيسية Ghiras highlights Qatar Charity undertakes unremitting efforts to accelerate localization agenda

Qatar Charity undertakes unremitting efforts to accelerate localization agenda

2022-07-17
Qatar Charity undertakes unremitting efforts to accelerate localization agenda

Qatar Charity (QC) takes localizing charitable work into consideration when designing its interventions in the countries where it operates. This is in line with the comprehensive global trends that affect humanitarian and development decision-making, and an affirmation to adhere to the recommendations made at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Qatar Charity is keen to work effectively with local humanitarian organizations. It works at the local level to strengthen and build the capabilities of local organizations, meet the requirements of donors, and enhance joint representation in international forums.

Qatar Charity also allocates 30% of its budget to work with local executive partners through its offices in the countries where it operates. It engages them in planning and implementing projects, as well as in assessing the impact. Qatar Charity’s operating model was well received by internationally well-known humanitarian officials.

Operating Model

Mr. Martin Griffiths, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, OCHA, praised Qatar Charity’s humanitarian efforts and operating model.

HE Ambassador Sheikha Alya bint Ahmed bin Saif Al Thani, Permanent Representative of the State of Qatar to the United Nations, said that Qatar Charity is always at the forefront of efforts to accelerate the localization agenda, and has become one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations that works to bridge the gap in the relationship between humanitarian aid and sustainable development. This came during a high-level panel discussion under the title” Accelerating the Child Protection Localization Agenda in Humanitarian Settings: Opportunities and Challenges”, organized by Qatar Charity on the sidelines of its participation in the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

During the panel discussion, the CEO of Qatar Charity, Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, underlined the importance of the role of local organizations in humanitarian work, noting that “The role of local organizations is not limited to implementing humanitarian interventions, but they must have equal opportunities to play leading roles and make strategic decisions at the national and international levels.” He believes that local organizations have better knowledge of the place and are able to reach hard-to-reach areas to deliver humanitarian aid, especially emergency food supplies in conflict-hit regions.

Capacity-Building

Qatar Charity has a proven track record of building the capabilities of staff working at local organizations that cooperate with Qatar Charity, which has recently provided training for medical staff in northern Syria through a group of specialists from across the world.

Qatar Charity also contributed to development projects through Qatar’s initiative for Darfur reconstruction under the supervision of the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD). The projects were implemented in villages in five Darfur states, two projects in each state, and consist of a multi-service model complex, and mobilizing the capacity of the population through providing vocational education and implementing measures to support the capacity of workers at all levels. Besides, there were programs to help returnees and host communities earn a living and become economically empowered, in addition to the projects to help establish peace and social cohesion.


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