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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidance and policy papers
> [Inter-Agency Standing Committee Operational Guidance for Cluster Lead Agencies on Working with National Authorities (2011)](https://reliefweb.int/node/3718047)
Global Education Cluster, Translators without Borders, Child Protection Area of Responsibility: Accessible humanitarian coordination guidance (2021)
Good practices and case studies
|ICVA NGO Member Guide||NEAR Localisation Framework||HAG & PIANGO Framework|
ICVA NGO Fora Member Engagement Guide for good practice (2019)
NEAR, Localisation Performance Measurement Framework(2019)
Humanitarian Advisory Group and PIANGO, Measuring Localisation: Framework and Tools (2019)
Localization initiatives and projects
Webinars and Trainings
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.