IASC Result Group 1/Sub-Group on Localization Online Repository

Introduction

The overall objective of IASC Results Group 1 sub-group on localization is to support efforts to operationalize localisation, including the representation of national and local organisations in coordination structures. IASC Results Group 1 sub-group on localization was established by IASC RG 1 on Operational Response in early 2020, under co-chairmanship of UNICEF and IFRC. Since autumn 2020, UNHCR (Stella Ogunlade, Chief of Section, NGO and Civil Society Unit) and the Somali NGO Consortium (Nimo Hassan, Director Somali NGO Consortium) are co-leading the sub-group to support efforts to operationalize localisation, including the representation of national and local organisations in leadership and coordination structures. Current members of the sub-group are UN Habitat, UNFPA, UNICEF, OCHA, Save the Children, Global Protection Cluster (GPC), Global Education Cluster (GEC), NEAR, CRS, Global CCCM, IFRC and ICVA. Membership of Local and National NGOs to the sub-group is in the process of being expanded. Please find here the current Sub-group Workplan.

Along other workstreams and deliverables, IASC Results Group 1 sub-group on localization established an online repository to serve as a platform for strengthening resource and information sharing on localization and coordination across the humanitarian system and beyond.

Overview

The online repository includes guidance, policies, good practices, case studies, and information on localization initiatives and projects with a specific focus on the representation of relevant national and local actors in leadership and coordination structures.

While the IASC Results Group 1 sub group on localization overviews the design and content of the online repository, it is technically managed by the Relief Web team. The content of the online repository is regularly updated. In the event you wish to bring a specific document to the attention of the management team, please send an email to moserl@unhcr.org

Resources

Guidance and policy papers

IASC


> [Inter-Agency Standing Committee Operational Guidance for Cluster Lead Agencies on Working with National Authorities (2011)](https://reliefweb.int/node/3718047)

Clusters

Gender-Based Violence-Localization-Tools-and-Guidelines-Appendix (2019)

Child Protection-Area of Responsibility-Localisation-in-Coordination-FAQ (2019)

Child Protection-Area of Responsibility-Orientation-Localisation-Session-Guidance

Envisioning the Grand Bargain_Child Protection Area of Responsibility approach to localisation 2017 – 2019 (2020)

Global Education Cluster, Translators without Borders, Child Protection Area of Responsibility: Accessible humanitarian coordination guidance (2021)

Grand Bargain

6 Grand Bargain Localization Guidances including the note on coordination (2020)

Grand Bargain Localization Workstream Country-level Dialogue on Localization - Resource Kit

Other

INSARAG Guidelines, Volume II Preparedness and Response, Manual A Capacity Building (2020)

Good practices and case studies

Independent Review of Cross-Border Operations from Jordan to Syria (2019)

Agreed Duty of Care Minimum Standards (2018)

P2P-Support-Note_Supporting Principled Local Action (2017)

Cross-border HCT in Turkey, Principles of engagement of humanitarian organizations with Civilian Administration Entities (2017)

Cross-border HCT in Turkey, Operationalization of the principles of engagement throughout the PCM phases (2017)

Localization initiatives and projects

Sphere Training Pack Adapted to Syria Response (2020)

OCHA Turkey, IOM Turkey, CHS Alliance and Sphere, Training of Trainers (ToT) Report on Quality and Accountability (Q&A) applied to the Syria Response (2019)

OCHA Turkey, IOM Turkey, CHS Alliance and Sphere, Training Material - Quality and Accountability for the Syria response (2019)

OCHA Turkey, IOM Turkey, CHS Alliance and Sphere, Training Material -- Quality and Accountability for the Syria response (2019)

OCHA Turkey and Sphere: Workshop report, Customization of the SPHERE Training modules to the Syrian context (2015)

Webinars and Trainings

IASC webinar on Strengthening the Participation, Representation & Leadership of Local Actors in Humanitarian Coordination

On 28 January 2021 over 170 people tuned in to the IASC’s online briefing on Strengthening the Participation, Representation and Leadership of Local Actors in Humanitarian Coordination. The objective of the briefing was to review progress made to date on localisation and identify impediments, including what can be done to resolve them.

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