Locally-led Action in Crises: Experiences from Introducing Survivor and Community-led Response in Ukraine

Fully booked

Integrating local response and spontaneous self-help in crisis situations after a disaster or conflict, whether rapid onset, chronic, or protracted, is not an easy task. This hands-on workshop developed and conducted by the Local2Global Protection Initiative (L2GP) and a Ukrainian national NGO partner  will introduce you to the survivor and community-led crisis responses (sclr) approach in conflict situations, including lessons learned from Ukraine . Through hearing from experience and learning that has begun emerging from facilitating sclr around the war in Ukraine, you may see the potential for supporting and resourcing efforts already made by citizens and communities during times of crisis and conflict situations. This course will equip you with the deep understanding, relevant tools, and learning from practical experience you need to support genuinely community-led responses.

The course is planned as an online course from 21 to 23 November 2022 and includes regular breaks. It is part of the academy for humanitarian action's certification scheme in "Locally-led Humanitarian Action".

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You will learn

What survivor and community led crisis response is about

How community groups in the region have responded to the conflict in Ukraine

What capacities, skills, and strategies practitioners will need for implementing the sclr approach

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

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 and putting Charter4Change into practice


9:30 - 17:00

Day 1

Course introduction

Why survivor and community led crisis response (sclr)? Key components of sclr

Community empowerment

Guiding principles of sclr

Community facilitation and appreciative inquiry

Do less harm

Q&A and daily wrap-up

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.

21.11.2022 - 23.11.2022

22 hours of training

Online Event

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.