Valuing and transferring local knowledge
Found it thought provoking,
there were many elements I want to believe we already have in our programming, others we need to strengthen
Very informative and practical. It teaches both international and national partners to understand their roles and responsibilities in Humanitarian responses.
Quick course that underscores the importance/necessity of co-creation and trust building with local partners and communities.
The main message for me is that organizations must invest in local orgs and individuals and this requires taking some risks and placing trust in local actors. An essential message. Nice work, well done.
The importance of the “local context” is often overlooked, marginalised, or minimalised by the international community. This guide reminds us of the positive impact local knowledge/input has on humanitarian, development, and peace initiatives at all levels.
(uniquement en version anglaise ou arabic pour l’instant)
In this training, you will learn about how national partners, organizations, and communities possess local humanitarian knowledge that is essential for adapting the humanitarian response to the local context. This resource explores how valuing and transferring the local humanitarian knowledge of national partners promotes mutual understanding, builds local capacity, challenges power imbalances, and encourages the co-creation of knowledge to inform better decision-making and to develop a more contextualized, localized humanitarian response.
duration : 20 minutes
public : humanitarian actors from international and national organizations working in the field and with local communities
objectifs : better identity, document, transfer, and integrate local knowledge and expertise into humanitarian operations and programs
CERAR designed this guide in collaboration with the Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation