Citizen and Community-Led Crisis Response

Fully booked

Integrating local response and spontaneous self-help in crisis situations after a natural disaster or a conflict is not an easy task. This training developed and conducted by the Local2Global Protection Initiative (L2GP) will help you understand and support survivor and community-led crisis responses (sclr) in a manner that fits local realities and adds to resources already present with affected citizens and communities. This hands-on training introduces you to the core elements in this way of working. The focus is on practical experience with the tools you need to support genuinely community-led responses that serve both immediate needs but also attempts to reduce future vulnerability and increase resilience of crisis-affected communities.

Please note: The booking of this course is being administered by the Ruhr-University Bochum Academy (RUB Academy). You will be forwarded to the external booking page when clicking on the registration button.

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You will learn

what survivor or community led crisis response is

which capacities, skills and strategies you will need

how to co-design context-appropriate methods to help communities manage their own holistic responses to crisis

how to support communities to better meet short-term needs and reduce future vulnerability

Target group

junior professionals, senior professionals, NGO workers


9:30 - 10:00

Welcome and Introduction

10:00 - 11:00

Module 1: sclr Rational & Overview (the “Why” and the “What”)

11:00 - 11:15

Coffee Break

11:15 - 12:15

Module 1 Cont'd

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch Break

13:00 - 16:00

Module 2: PALC System

15:00 - 15:15

Coffee Break

15:15 - 15:45

Module 2 Cont'd

15:45 - 16:00

Review, Feedback and Closing

Simone di Vicenz


Simone di Vicenz is a passionate development and humanitarian professional with over 15 years of experience in the humanitarian sector. He is working as Head of Humanitarian Policy, Practice and Advocacy with Christian Aid and also co-manages the Local2Global Protection Initiative. He has vast experience as a trainer for topics of people centred approaches, disaster risk reduction, conflict sensitivity, localisation, advocacy, accountability, gender and inclusion, and learning for a holistic and people centred view to development. Simone lives in the UK, frequently travels around the globe and regularly publishes works on humanitarian affairs.

Nathalie Töpperwien Blom


Nathalie Töpperwien Blom is a practioner and trainer with lenghty experience in international development work. She works as a program manager with Act Church of Sweden and has been a trainer and workshop facilitator for more than 10 years, including graphic/visual facilitation. Her areas of interest cover gender justice, resilience and climate change adaptation. She is highly experienced in working with local communities struck by natural disaster and has lived in post-conflict zones, crisis regions and is passionate about bringing forward change from within.

26.11.2020 - 03.12.2020

24 hours of training

Online Event

Maximum of 25 attendees

18 of 10 required registration for this course. You will be informed after registration. Share this course with friends and colleagues to make sure it will be carried out.

ProviderThis Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.
This training is organized by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict.