How can localisation best foster resilience?


Localisation and local leadership aims to make development and humanitarian work more effective and relevant. Localisation ensures that those who are most affected have the required prevention, preparedness and response capacity.

How can localisation then be best achieved in practice while working on resilience? This is the key question that will be addressed during this ‘learning clinic’ in which Cordaid country colleagues/practitioners will share their approaches and experiences, successes achieved and issues they have faced. We will use break out groups to address this question based on a policy brief by Cordaid, three separate country cases presented in online break-out groups and end by bringing reflections, learnings and areas of attention together in a final feedback round.

Using the learning clinic set-up, participants will be able to learn from and advise those practitioners about how to further advance resilience through localisation and identify areas that need further thinking and elaboration. The session will allow participants to reflect and articulate their ongoing work on resilience in a way that responds to the increased attention on localisation and local leadership, identify key approaches, tools, processes that they feel are useful/necessary in the process and issues to work on further.


  • Hosted by Pascal RichardAdviser Localisation and Local Leadership for CORDAID
  • Anat Prag, Director Cordaid Country Office Philippines
  • Johan Rachmat Santosa, Program Coordinator at KARINA, Indonesia
  • Rachel Kyozira Kaleebi, Program Manager – Resilience, Cordaid Country Office Uganda

Time Slot: 11:30 - 12:45 CET

Language: English

Publication: Localization: an essential step to resilience

Meeting report: How localization can foster resilience

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