The nature of conflict and subsequent dynamics of humanitarian action have changed. Whilst humanitarian actors will always be needed to provide emergency provision of basic services in acute crises, the size and scale of long-term conflicts and situations of fragility compel the design and implementation of new, more sustainable multi-stakeholder approaches to humanitarian action. The Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System will articulate and support an approach that defines the roles of humanitarian organisations and other actors as accelerators of local capacity, adding value to community and individual resilience.
Peter Maurer, President, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Tara Nathan, Executive Vice-President, Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard
· Andrej Kirn, Humanitarian Agenda, International Organizations and IGWELs; Andrej.Kirn@weforum.org