Localisation and Contextualisation | Webinar

Project: Learning Project 8th November 2017



Facilitator: Shahida Arif, Asia Regional Learning Advisor, DEPP Learning Project

“Localisation of aid” has become a key policy area for many international and national humanitarian organisations in recent years, and was a major theme in the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, sparking initiatives such as the Charter4Change and the Grand Bargain. However, most conversations on localisation still take place at the global level, and the execution of this movement at the local level is far from uniform.

This webinar explored how “localisation” is being interpreted at the local, national and regional level. One size does not fit all when it comes to localisation, so how are these global discussions on localisation being interpreted? Does contextualisation of preparedness and response programming contribute to the localisation agenda?

This session featured two speakers, highlighting their experience on the relationship between localisation and contextualisation, followed by a space to share experiences, ask questions, and discuss this topic.

Webinar Agenda and Speakers:

Speakers: Jeremy Wellard from ICVA and Berhanu Geleto from the Rift Valley Children and Women Development Organization shared their reflections and experiences.

Discussion Session: An open session where participants were encouraged to share stories, successes, and challenges related to contextualising the localisation agenda.

You can download the chat to read contributions from the audience from the link on the right.


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