Providing overhead costs is an important step in enhancing a more locally-led humanitarian response. Recent studies show that local and national humanitarian organizations still do not receive an appropriate quantity of overheads from their international partners. In this seminar, we would like to give local/national NGOs a chance to formulate their expectations on the allocation of overheads as well as German NGOs to exchange about their practices of transferring overheads.
The seminar consists of two parts. The first session on 7 June is for local and national humanitarian NGOs and will take place online. The second session on 20 June is for German NGOs and will take place in Bochum. Participants should be familiar with localization in humanitarian action and the allocation of overheads to/by their organization.
What overhead costs are and why they are important in the context of localization
How overhead costs are discussed and handled in different organizations
What an ideal overheads model could look like
How to apply the seminar learnings in your work
Session 1 (7 June, online): staff of local/national humanitarian NGOs that are familiar with localization and the allocation of overheads to their organization by INGOs
Session 2 (20 June, Bochum): staff of German NGOs that are familiar with localization and the allocation of overheads to their local and national partner organizations
What are overheads?
How do you receive overheads?
How do you discuss overheads with your INGO partners?
What could an ideal overheads model look like?
How to apply the seminar learnings into our work?
Carolin Gomulia has worked with numerous NGOs on strategy and organizational development as well as localization and partnership. She has an in-depth understanding of resource mobilization and fundraising.
07.6.2023 - 20.6.2023
8 hours of training