What is Local to Global Protection (L2GP)?

L2GP is an initiative intended to document and promote local perspectives on protection in major humanitarian crises.

So far, community oriented studies have been carried out in Karen State and in the Irrawaddy Delta (Cyclone Nargis) of Burma/Myanmar, in Southern Kordofan (Nuba Mt.) of Sudan, in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), in Jonglei State of South Sudan – and in Harare, Mashonaland East and Matabeleland North in Zimbabwe. Research in Syria is ongoing.

Using similar research questions, the studies have tried to capture the experiences of people faced with threats and challenges to their protection and survival in both situations of armed conflict, protracted socio-political crisis and natural disasters.

Each study was carried out in close collaboration between international and national researchers using a combination of individual and focus group interviews. During the subsequent drafting process, the individual reports were taken back to many of the involved individuals and institutions for continued discussion and revisions in a series of formal or informal feed back sessions at national and/or local levels.

Where  local perspectives were dissonant with global perspectives we have tried to represent that. Also when local narratives are internally contested, we have tried to represent such complexity.

Who are involved with L2GP?
The studies were initiated by a group of organizations within the ACT Alliance in cooperation with other organisations and individuals in Burma/Myanmar, Sudan, South Sudan and Zimbabwe. The initiative has been financially supported by Danida (Denmark) and Sida (Sweden).

Along the road, the project has benefitted from continued advice and support from the Overseas Development Institute’s Humanitarian Policy Group (ODI HPG) as well as from individuals associated with the “Listening Project”.

The analysis and opinions in the individual studies and on this web site are solely the responsibility of the credited author(s) and cannot be attributed to any of the above mentioned institutions.

How can I contact L2GP?
Please contact Nils Carstensen at info@local2global.info for further information about the Local to Global Protection initiative.

Local to Global Protection
Meldahlsgade 3
Copenhagen, 1613