We have recently begun to work with local partners in Colombia to use sclr to respond to the ongoing crises caused both by the recent conflict, and the regional refugee crisis. Work with local partners first began in 2021 with a discussion on the key components of sclr and how to introduce it to Colombia.
L2GP and ACT alliance members Act Church of Sweden, Christian Aid, and Dikaonie Katastrophenhilfe, set up a joint working group to support training on sclr in the country, which began in February 2022 with local NGOs from across Colombia, INGOs, and members of community groups. Since this training, Christian Aid and Dikaonie Katastrophenhilfe have supported local organisations to implement sclr, providing cash grants to organisations and community groups.
Community and Citizen-led responses to the Cris(es) in Colombia: Exploratory Study
This desk study explored the humanitarian and development context in Colombia to understand the need and interest for locally-led responses in the country.