In this blog post, Southern Responses’ Research Associate Dr Estella Carpi explores the implications of the concept and process of ‘inclusion’ in relation to South-South Cooperation. This critique sheds new light on the challenges that the ‘localisation of aid’ agenda needs to face to become more responsive in humanitarian contexts.
In this blog post Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh highlights the need for the analyses of local responses to be more attentive to the longstanding history of diverse “local/Southern” actors and examines the ways in which Southern-led responses can work alongside, or explicitly challenge, Northern-led responses to displacement.
In this post Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh examines a number of questions and concerns relating to the localization of aid agenda.
In this blog post, Southern Responses' Research Associate, Dr Estella Carpi, uses her experience of teaching humanitarianism in Lebanon, Turkey and Italy, to examine how 'northern-born' theories and frameworks of humanitarianism interact with the 'cultural dispositions' of students and how, in turn, these interactions influence student responses to humanitarian teaching.
Dr Estella Carpi reflects on the multiple contributions to the 'Winning Back the Human Race' conference at Chatham House and the need to reconceptualise the modalities of intervention in the humanitarian sphere.
In this blog post Dr Estella Carpi reflects on her experiences of teaching humanitarianism in different countries and languages and the importance of de-centring the humanitarian discourse.
In this piece, Dr Janaka Jayawickrama and Bushra Rehman argue that the localisation of aid agenda is shaped by a discourse of global humanitarianism that is characterised by a particular, cultural relationship to power.
Prof. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh delivered the keynote address at the Disasters Conference in September 2017. In it she highlights the importance of developing and implementing responses to mass disasters that acknowledge the importance of intersecting identity markers and structures of inequality.