Our network of 54 partners is the backbone of HARP-F. We leverage this network both to implement our programme and to gain a thorough and up to date understanding of the context in which we operate.
Two-thirds of our partners are national civil society organisations which have a long-established presence in the communities they serve and have gained their trust. They have the agency to continue delivering assistance, when larger, international organisations might struggle with access or legitimacy to mount a quick response. They are also more immediately accountable to these communities. The 18 international organisations that we are working with rely themselves on local partners to deliver aid.
Localisation is central to everything the HARP Facility does. Over the past two years, it has become an imperative in Myanmar, with donors and international organisations relying increasingly on national partners, staff, community workers and volunteers to ensure aid delivery through the COVID-19 pandemic and the coup. See how we are working through remote partnerships.
Localisation is also essential to build the resilience of vulnerable communities, and help them cope with the next crisis. Learn more about our resilience building work.
Importantly, these partners, between them, provide us with an accurate picture of emerging trends, or a change in the dynamics that may affect the delivery of aid in Rakhine, Kachin, Northern Shan and the southeast. This helps us keep our programme relevant. We nurture this network, and build strong, trusted relationships with our partners.