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L’union fait la force: lessons on localisation from Haiti

Learning about integrated collaboration between local and international actors in humanitarian response

2021 Available in English and French

Haiti’s flag flying in Port au Prince

Haiti’s flag flying in Port-au-Prince. Photo: Richard Hanson/Tearfund

This case study discusses the journey of a network of organisations in Haiti that has aimed to strengthen local coordination, ownership and decision-making.

Drawing on the experience of RIHPED (Réseau Intégral Haïtien pour le Plaidoyer et l’Environnement Durable) gained since 2014, it outlines five key lessons that have been central to their growth.

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This article first appeared in edition 79 of Humanitarian Exchange, Humanitarian Practice Network’s publication, in May 2021.

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