Re: #Localisation #Localisation

Huda Ghalegolabi

Dear Fatuma,


Thank you for hosting the meeting and sharing the highlights of the webinar. Will you also be sharing the recorded version of the webinar and the resources? Many of my colleagues in Canada we unable to participate in the webinar due to time differences, but are still interested.


Kind regards


Huda Ghalegolabi

Global Child protection Specialist

Right to Play


From: [] On Behalf Of Fatuma Ibrahim via
Sent: 22 June 2020 16:52
Subject: [cpaorcovid19] #Localisation


Dear All,


We would like to thank you very much for finding time to join the Webinar on Localization in the COVID-19 Response held on 17 June. We are pleased to share with you a few highlights from the webinar, the recording of the webinar, and related documents.



-        The Opening speech was delivered by Anthony Nolan, GEC Coordinator, who iterated that localization remains a priority for the CP AoR and the GEC and the two coordination mechanisms remain committed to supporting Education and CP Coordination groups in operationalizing localization. The challenge now is how to bring good practices to scale. Local/national members make up the majority of the clusters and should challenge the leadership on what clusters can do for a localized response.

-        The webinar poll on “how open is your context for localization?” demonstrated that only 19% of the coordination mechanisms are considered to be very open to localisation, yet there is still a lot to be done (49%).

-        Improving local capacities is a shared priority. Country HRPs should include institutional capacity building, and international and national/local organizations need to work together to carry out capacity building plans in the HRPs.

-        According to another poll during the webinar, 66% of a total of 91 respondents see partnerships as a key area of opportunity to further promote localization in humanitarian coordination, including partnerships between local governments and NGOs.

-        Other highlights were utilization of local resources, changing the negative mindset about N/LNGOs, provision of multi-year flexible funding, equitable partnerships, recognizing and building local capacities, and broader inclusion of local actors in coordination mechanisms.

-        Final remarks are delivered by Michael Copland, CP AoR Coordinator, who welcomed participants to keep their engagement, and share good practices, suggestions, and country response plans with the hosts for further discussion and support. Please contact Localisation Specialists kemal.alptaylan@... for Education and Fatuma Hamidali Ibrahim fhibrahim@... for Child Protection AoR directly.

-        For more, the full webinar can be accessed here: (Access Password: 6M*o16$&)
The presentations are also accessible:

Looking forward

a)     Continuing the Engagement: the GEC and CP AoR are looking forward to the continued engagement of participants on the questions raised and responses. This will be done through CP AoR’s Community of Practice (

b)     Regional webinars– based on requests from attendees for similar webinars in Spanish and French – the GEC and the CP AoR are now planning to organize regional workshops in the coming weeks and months. You will be kept informed about when where the regional webinars will be held.


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