We the undersigned organisations, working in humanitarian action welcome the extensive consultations and discussions which have been generated during the World Humanitarian Summit process.
We believe that now is the time for humanitarian actors to make good on some of the excellent recommendations arising through the WHS process by committing themselves to deliver change within their own organisational ways of working so that southern-based national actors can play an increased and more prominent
role in humanitarian response. In the case of international NGO signatories we commit our organisations to implement the following 8 point Charter for Change.
In the case of southern-based NGOs working in partnership with international NGOs we endorse and support this Charter for Change. We will be holding our international NGO partners which have signed this Charter to account and asking those which are not signatories to this Charter
to work towards signing up:
We the undersigned endorser organisations of the Charter 4 Change, working in humanitarian action, recognize the Charter for Change (C4C) as an important step to realizing the recommended actions during the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) process in 2016. We appreciate the 8-point commitments of the INGOs to deliver change within their own organisational ways of working in order for southern-based national actors to play an increased and more prominent role in humanitarian response as key start of transforming the humanitarian system
towards making the affected of the humanitarian crisis as the focus with recognition of the important role of the local actors in the process. We the undersigned C4C endorser organisations believe that the transformation of the
humanitarian system can only be hastened when southern-based NGOs, working in partnership
with international NGOs, will not only perform supportive role but become pro-active partners in
the change process. We therefore take it upon ourselves the responsibility to ensure that we make the people affected of crisis as the focus of our humanitarian work and make ourselves accountable to them.
We also take responsibility in holding our partner signatory INGOs to account for the fulfillment of their commitments to the Charter for Change and influence the non-signatories to support. We the
undersigned C4C endorser organisations ecognize that while we need to consider country specific context in developing a framework of accountability for local actors, we also believe that we need to develop a global charter that is applicable in all contexts that we could commit
to and which we could further contextualize, innovate and adopt at country level. Thus after 3 months of open consultations through on-line platform, face-to-face meetings, and country-level discussions that ensured wide and extensive participation among all C4C endorsers, we the undersigned have adopted and commit to: