Going local, going safely
The role of local actors in supporting humanitarian efforts and the security of aid workers is not new.
From the ground up: It’s about time for local humanitarian action
Achieving a more ‘local’ response to humanitarian crises has been an explicit ambition of the formal humanitarian sector for several decades.
Spotlight on security for national aid workers: Issues and perspectives
The Aid Worker Security Report 2011 is the third in a series of briefing papers monitoring trends and issues in security for humanitarian operations that base findings on data from the Aid Worker Security Database (AWSD).
REINFORCE, REINFORCE, REINFORCE: Localization in the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response
The Global Humanitarian Response Plan (GHRP) for COVID-191 details how the international humanitarian community plans to respond to the public health and immediate humanitarian consequences of the pandemic on populations in countries already facing ongoing humanitarian crises.
Localisation in Practice
The concept of localisation of aid has been present in the humanitarian sector for decades in the form of ‘building on local capacities.
Localisation and NGOs: Different Interpretations, Different Outcomes
‘Localisation’ would result in a global humanitarian system where national and local actors remain at the forefront and lead the action, and receive a much larger share of the available funding directly, rather than via international ‘funding mediaries’.
Rethinking capacity and complementarity for a more local humanitarian action
Humanitarian action has been a mainly international endeavour, where power continues to lie with donors, UN agencies and large INGOs. This led to a call at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 for humanitarian action to be as ‘local as possible, as international as necessary’, which has inspired numerous debates and initiatives, including the Grand Bargain.
Secretary-General, at Round Table, Commits to Making Humanitarian Action ‘Local as Possible, International as Necessary’
Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the high-level round table on humanitarian financing at the World Humanitarian Summit, in Istanbul today.
Localisation performance measurement framework
The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 outlined the Grand Bargain Commitments that have a transformative potential for the humanitarian sector. However, there is currently no system in place which can be used for action planning and assessing and monitoring progress made in meeting these commitments in a programme, by an organisation or in a humanitarian response.
Resilience from the ground up: how are local resilience perceptions and global frameworks aligned?
Definitions of resilience from a socio‐ecological perspective also cover a system's capacity to self‐organise and adapt to emerging circumstances (Gunderson, 2000; Folke, 2006). Definitions from a primarily social perspective add the ability to learn, innovate and change (Adger et al., 2011).
More than the Money: Localisation in practice
International actors are paying more attention to the role of local and national organisations while national actors want to play a bigger role in humanitarian response and be recognised as major players in first line response.
Prioritising the local in localisation: LNGOs’ struggle against security threats
As a forum, we understand that how well we can collaborate is directly related to how well we can protect the lives of aid workers around the world.
Towards Risk Sharing: Risk Management and Localisation in the Covid19 response and beyond
Summary of issues raised at meeting between national NGOs, INGOs and donors, 11th June 2020, co-hosted by Charter4Change, KUNO, Dutch Relief Alliance, Global Interagency Security Forum, CAFOD and CORDAID.