Sector leaders open up on learning: Mohammed Yarrow

Mohamed Yarrow, Director of the Centre for Peace and Democracy, believes the Pledge for Change (Pledge) has united humanitarian organisations with a common vision to break down the status quo.

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At a gathering of humanitarian leaders and thinkers supporting P4C in Nairobi, Kenya, he said: ‘The main barrier is the desire of the current powerholders to support the change we all envisage. The Pledge for Change has been a very good platform. We are here to unite and we have a common vision.’

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 Mary Ana McGlasson