If all NGOs worked the way this project works in support of the community a lot more could be achieved​

Community Member, occupied Palestinian territories​



Survivor and community-led crisis response (sclr) developed out of L2GPs research into how people in situations of crisis ensure their self-protection. This approach outlines how external actors can participate in, support and resource community-led and community-driven responses.

In this section you will find resources and trainings on how to implement sclr in different contexts. It is not a fix-all for humanitarian crises, but an evolving set of guidance on how the current, externally driven approaches to aid can be complemented by directly supporting affected individuals and communities in analysing threats, challenges, and importantly – identifying opportunities for positive change which they can then pursue themselves.

Sclr, implemented well, has been shown to achieve protection targets more effectively and efficiently while achieving humanitarian commitments to transfer power to local communities responding to crisis.

L2GP offers training workshops on implementing sclr and ‘training of trainers’ courses in sclr approaches. Please get in touch to find out about our next workshops and how you can participate.

Introductory resources

NEW: Sclr Short Course

A self-paced three-part introduction to the core elements of sclr.

An introduction to sclr

a two-page summary of the sclr approach and examples. Also available in [AR] [FR] [SP]

HPN 84: sclr practical learning and experience

lessons and recomendations from 10 year’s of implmenting sclr. Also available in [AR] [FR] [SP]

CALP Group Cash Transfers: Guidance and Tools

Guidance from CALP on implmeneting group cash transfers [external link]

Background to sclr

a summary of L2GPs research and experience so far on community responses to crisis.

Community-led crisis response

a short video introduction to sclr in context.

Training materials

L2GP offers training in co-design of sclr processes, as well as training of trainers to deliver slcr in different contexts. Once you have acquainted yourself with the introductory resources on this site, including the sclr short course, and would like to take a deeper dive into implementing slcr in practice, please do get in touch to discuss training opportunities.