Sector leaders open up on learning: Charles Kojo Vandyck

Charles Kojo Vandyck, Head of Capacity Development at the West Africa Civil Society Institute, a core team member of the RINGO Initiative and humanitarian journalist and podcaster, believes northern organisations must overcome historical and structural challenges from within.

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At a gathering of humanitarian leaders and thinkers supporting Pledge for Change in Nairobi, Kenya, he said: ‘The current aid system is not equitable or just. We need to flip that whole system. The best way to get changes is to build allies and champions from within. We are in this together. We are gonna be on the outside, giving you healthy pressure.’

The Pledge for Change 2030 re-imagines the role of INGOs in the global humanitarian and development aid system, pledging to build a stronger aid ecosystem based on the principles of solidarity, humility, self-determination and equality.

At the Pledge for Change meeting on 18th April, 2024, ALNAP, the global network inspiring learning for greater humanitarian impact, Adeso Africa and the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership (CHL) interviewed eight humanitarian leaders and thinkers from international and national humanitarian organisations to get key insights on the challenges around learning, localisation and decolonisation and the future of the sector.

Credits: Videography by Mint Glint Media LTD
Interview by ALNAP