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Community Member, The Philippines​

The Philippines

The Philippines

Authors: Regina “Nanette” Antequisa, ECOWEB and Justin Corbet, L2GP

June 2018

This learning brief presents key lessons from ECOWEB and L2GP’s ongoing experience with survivor and community led crisis response in the Philippines. The paper is the first in a series of papers presenting key findings and learning from pilot projects undertaken in collaboration between a number of local, national and international humanitarian actors and L2GP. All these initiatives are undertaken with the explicit purpose to develop and refine approaches and methods to support local agency.
“Too often [there is] a disempowering process and relationship between INGOs and local or national NGOs, which is often replicated between local or national NGOs and the very survivors and communities, meaning that opportunities for initiating real change are missed.”
Regina “Nanette” Antequisa