‘The project succeeded because we worked together in the village. Many other NGO projects have failed – mostly because we were not really involved in the ideas and the plans.’
Palestinian Woman, West Bank
Local2Global's latest paper, published with the Humanitarian Practice Network, distils 10 year's of evidence from working with survivor- and community-led ciris response (sclr) in natural disasters, armed conflict, persistent poverty and social unrest.
The sclr approach offers an opportunity for the humanitarian community to place self-help, people and communities at the heart of their response. It is fast, effective and inclusive, complementing traditional externally-led aid models while challenging them in practice.
Sclr is not a finished product, and this paper takes a critical look at experiences supporting citizen and community-led responses and humanitarian power-sharing in Myanmar, Kenya, Sudan, Palestine, the Philippines and Haiti.