Sector leaders open up on learning: Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro

At a gathering of humanitarian leaders and thinkers supporting the Pledge for Change (Pledge) in Nairobi, Kenya, Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro, Secretary General of Care International, called on northern INGOs to ‘shake it up’ and ‘step aside’.

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‘We are just there to support with creating an environment. The spaces must be taken by the people,’ Sofía said. ‘For that, we often have to just step aside and step out to allow that experience to emerge. That’s all we need to do in order to really drive global solidarity.’

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