The LPRR project contributes to the localisation agenda by offering a demand-led practical approach to shift power to local actors and disaster survivors. As such we defined a minimum set of requirements for any agencies wishing to implement the six principles as part of their programming.
• Acknowledgement that crisis-affected communities are always “first responders”, and that their response is often extremely significant
• Recognition of the benefits of supporting crisis-affected community groups to take a leading role in managing their own crisis-response interventions – including the management of humanitarian
• A readiness to listen to communities’ request for a more holistic aid system that can transcend the current “siloed” division of relief, protection, rights, psycho-social healing, livelihoods and development
• A readiness to reconsider the nature of “partnerships” between international and national NGOs that allows a real transfer of power to local NGOs and so to communities.
This two page summary gives an overview of the Linking, Preparedness, Resilience and Response project.
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