In recent years, the movement to give people affected by crisis and displacement more influence over their own crisis response has gained significant momentum. An increasing number of global initiatives have resulted in high-level commitments to strengthen the affected population’s position of power within international and local crisis response efforts. In order to take stock and drive these efforts forward, ReflACTION has opted to convene an exchange and learning event on the importance of locally led crisis response. The Innovation Forum on Locally Led Response to Crisis and Displacement will take place at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda from November 19-21, 2019.
The event aims to display and put into effect different examples of people acting as owners and central drivers of their own crisis response. We anticipate that plenty of effective and innovative approaches already exist that have choices of the people as their common thread, especially in areas of community-led action, inclusive engagement, inter-agency action, wider stakeholder involvement including local government, private sector engagement, and others.
For more information about the event, including instructions on how to apply for participation and how to share your work, please visit our event site here.