‘Putting the community at the center during humanitarian interventions encourages participation, ownership and sustainability’. This is a living testimony for Nagero local authorities during a focus group discussion held in April 2019. They shared that LCED staff consulted with them right from the start of the project and were involved in verifying and registering households for assistance, monitoring of project activities, providing information on safety and access of the selected distribution centers as well as ensuring there is order and calmness during distributions. The RRC Nagero said, ‘we supported wherever possible and we continue to provide any related information about the project because we were fully involved and know exactly what and how it happened’. It is very important for humanitarian partners to also utilize the local authorities as avenues for collecting feedback about their response as well as addressing some complaints raised if they are engaged.