In recent years localised humanitarian practices have been increasingly adopted across multiple crisis contexts and with a range of humanitarian actors. These practices and approaches have resulted in rich and complex data that can be drawn on for learning purposes and used to inform future approaches.
This learning brief explores patterns that support local leadership in the Asia and Pacific regions, focusing on collaboration in networks, consortia and collectives–groups of humanitarian organisations working together in a larger, overarching relationship. These practices have been an important way of elevating the leadership of local and national organisations in the region, as well as testing and developing impactful ways of supporting localised practices, including by donors. The learning brief provides some examples of these practices, followed by an overview of the key benefits and challenges and discussion on key learning for the future.