After going through this module, you will understand what faith actors can contribute to humanitarian response, what localisation is about and which challenges we may face when the localisation agenda is taken seriously.
Click on the video to hear Alwynn Javier, Head of Humanitarian in the ACT Alliance explain what localisation is all about.
#What is localisation? SCORM package
Concepts and agreements
In the video Alwynn Javier mentions the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and the Grand Bargain, but what are these and how are they connected to local faith actors?
Click through the exercise to learn more about these and other key concepts in humanitarian response.
#Humanitarian concepts SCORM package
The Role of Local Faith Actors
What is the role of local faith actors (LFAs) in humanitarian response?
Watch the video below to hear Alwynn Javier tell about the key roles of LFAs and some concrete examples from real crises.
Challenges and Dilemmas
Local faith actors play an important role in humanitarian response, but localisation does not come without challenges. Complete the exercise below to learn more.
#Challenges with faith actors SCORM package
Click on the video below to hear Alwynn Javier elaborate on the challenges and dilemmas when working with local faith actors.
voices From Kenya and the Philippines
Click on the video below to hear Fr Evangelos Thiani from the Orthodox Church of Kenya tell about the material, but also spiritual support that the churches offer, even in the most remote areas.
In the Philippines, the National Council of Churches has also experienced challenges when working with local faith actors.
Watch the video below to hear Mrs Minnie Ann Calub explain how the churches and FBOs meet the challenges when doing humanitarian work.
You have seen some of the challenges and opportunities of partnerships between local faith actors and humanitarian agencies. What is your own experience? Is there a debate within your organization about this type of partnerships? Is this seen as an urgent issue or not? Why, why not? Do you yourself see challenges or opportunities in partnering between humanitarian agencies and local faith actors?