Introduction to Survivor and Community-Led Response in Crisis


September 2022


CAS: Locally-led Humanitarian Action

Integrating local response and spontaneous self-help in crisis situations after a disaster or conflict, where rapid onset, chronic, or protracted, 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.

The training is part of aha's certification scheme and can be credited towards a Certificate of Advanced Studies in "Locally-led Humanitarian Action".

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You will learn

What survivor and community led crisis response is about

Which capacities, skills and strategies you will need

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

How to bring this method back to your organization, financial and advocacy strategies

Target group

Staff of humanitarian NGOs and/or staff working in complex settings with disaster, violence, political instability with several years of professional experience. Participants who wish to work towards supporting local initiatives, Charter4Change into practice.


9:30 - 10:00

Course Introduction

10:00 - 10:30

Why sclr? Key components of sclr

11:00 - 12:00

Community empowerment

12:00 - 13:00

Guiding Principles of sclr

Local to Global Protection


Logo of the Local to Global Protection Initiative

Local to Global Protection works to change the humanitarian system, pushing for meaningful localization through documenting and promoting local perspectives and responses to protection in major humanitarian crises. L2GP was founded in 2009 with research into community responses to crisis. This research provides the foundation for the survivor and community-led crisis response approach, and L2GP partners with a variety of international, national and local organisations to implement this approach in humanitarian contexts around the world. L2GP’s work is led and promoted by a diverse and growing community of practitioners from both the Global South and North.


* To cover the fees you can upload an educational voucher of the state of NRW during the registration

20.9.2022 - 29.9.2022

22 hours of training

Online Event

ProviderThis training is organized by the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict.