Local responses: Now mapping tool and call for articles/contributions from ODI HPG

nils carstensen

Hi all - hope you are doing well! 
Sorry for possible x-mailing today, but please do see attached paper announcing ODI’s forthcoming Humanitarian Exchange (79) on Localisation and local humanitarian action: Call for expressions of interest. This may be a good opportunity to have your experience and reflections on localisation, locally led responses be heard.  See more including contact info for ODI in the attached. Deadline for suggestions is November 9.

Also just announced by ODI is a new mapping tool (see link below) for local responses to Covid-19. Please read below how Alexandra Spence at ODI invites you to explore it - and not least to submit your examples.

If that may sparkle your interest, several efforts shared by members of this d-group already features in the mapping. The first one out there who shares an e-mail with 5 examples of this, will be the lucky winner of a full year's free subscription to L2GP’s e-mail list <=:

All the best

"Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the mapping tool that documents the role of local actors in the context of Covid-19.


Covid-19 has caused a substantial shock across the humanitarian sector. Travel restrictions mean that international initiatives and staff cannot be deployed, which has renewed focus on the role of local actors. 


The mapping tool collates evidence of local forms of humanitarian action across the world. It documents changes in commitments and practice at different levels, and how complementary ways of working contribute to humanitarian outcomes during the pandemic. 


Explore the mapping tool to see how change is happening. Discover examples of local humanitarian action, local leadership, as well as complementarity and partnerships between international and local actors.


You can continue to contribute to the mapping tool by submitting evidence from your organisation or your work by completing this form


Kind regards,

Alexandra Spencer
Research Officer