CBM Global and HelpAge International are pleased to announce a new strategic collaboration, bringing together two organisations who are both heavily engaged in raising awareness and promoting age and disability inclusion in the humanitarian sector.
HelpAge will work with CBM Global – a global federation working alongside people with disabilities to fight poverty and exclusion – to share expertise and thought leadership in a number of inter-agency initiatives.
These will include the ongoing promotion and roll out of the Humanitarian Inclusion Standards and the IASC Guidelines on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. They will also be working together to support Country Age and Disability Working Groups to mainstream older people and people with disabilities in their disaster risk reduction, relief and early recovery projects.
Both organisations are committed to shifting power to southern based national actors, promoting locally led development and humanitarian aid and learning from our localisation efforts. In this regard both organisations are signatories of Charter4Change.