Humanitarians will often talk about shifting the power back to the affected communities. We can use the words of localisation, accountability to affected populations, about being people centred, and so on.
There are all good questions to be discussing and acting on. However, it does make me wonder why we don’t wonder more ‘how did we get here?’ How did we get to a place where power needed to ‘shifted back’ or that localisation needed to be a thing? Why did we take the power in the first place?
Sometimes uncomfortable questions are still good to ask.