Local to Global Protection (L2GP)

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Promoting local perspectives in humanitarian crises
L2GP documents and promotes local perspectives on protection, survival and recovery in major humanitarian crises. Based on research in Burma/Myanmar, the occupied Palestinian territoriesSudan, South Sudan, Syria and Zimbabwe, L2GP explores what people living in areas affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies do to survive and protect themselves. You can find this and a number of analysis of funding flows to local humanitarian responders and a literary review on “localisation & locally-led responses” under “Research” in the menu above.

L2GP also work with developing new ways to support survivor and community-led crisis responses. You can find more about this under the menu item “training“. For starters watch this short introduction video on community-led crisis response – for a version with French subtitles please click here:

Learn about the unique local agency and aid efforts in the no-go-areas of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains from 2011 till today in the visual story “Leaving no one behind…”.

The visual story “More with Less – letting go in Palestine” explore early lessons with locally-led resilience, protection and community cash grants in Palestine. The story is also available in Arabic here. ... more with less

Or watch “Fighting bombs with Perfume” about women-led protection in Sudan:

Find our other research and learning materials under the menu bar L2GP research above. You can find research summaries as published in the Humanitarian Practice Network Paper 72 here. Under resources we are creating an inventory of papers, webinars and videos relevant to community-led and community-based protection and survival. The menu inspiration contains links and suggestion to the work of a wider range of individuals and institutions, which have inspired us.

The analysis and opinions in the individual papers and visuals on this web site are solely the responsibility of the credited author(s).

See a few examples of what survivors and front line responders have told us so far: