Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for Humanitarian Exchange 79 Localisation and local humanitarian action

by HPNOctober 2020

The Humanitarian Practice Network (HPN) is a forum for people working in humanitarian action, policy or research to share their knowledge and experience. It publishes short articles in the Humanitarian Exchange magazine, more extensive Network Papers and Good Practice Reviews and runs a resource website on which blogs and online articles are published. The purpose is practical: to help individuals and organisations to learn from one another’s experience. HPN is run by the Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) at ODI but the views and opinions expressed in HPN publications
are those of the contributing authors.

Invitation for Expressions of Interest (EOI)

HPN invites expressions of interest (EOI) from local and international actors engaged in humanitarian action who are interested in contributing an article (2000 words maximum) to edition 79 of the Humanitarian Exchange the theme of which is localisation and local humanitarian action.

HPN will:

  • encourage authors from local actors and international agencies to contribute articles which critically reflect on their experiences, initiatives they’ve been involved in and their perspectives on localisation and local humanitarian action.
  • involve a diverse range of local actors and will conduct outreach through key localisation networks and coalitions such as NEAR, Charter for Change, Alliance for Empowering Partnership (A4EP) and others to share the call for expressions of interest with their members.
  • reach out also to other categories of local actors including donor, government, private sector, and research institutes among others and will also look for individuals and actors who have been less vocal or have had fewer opportunities to share their experiences in the public domain.
  • accept by prior arrangement articles from local actors written in languages other than English and arrange to have them translated.
  • support first-time authors to finalise their articles for publication.

EOIs should include a brief summary of the topic of the article and the key issues to be discussed within it, the names and affiliations of the proposed authors, and be no more than 500 words in length. EOIs should be submitted by email to by Monday, 9 November 2020, 18:00 pm GMT.