Broadening of localisation in humanitarian sector

 In celebration of localisation being the theme for Shelter Meeting 22, this collection collates available relevant resources in the Library, focusing on localisation including earlier content on regional collaboration. Ordered with the most recent content first, the collection includes presentations from previous Shelter Meetings which had touched upon localisation. 

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Implementing localisation in humanitarian response

This collection has just been updated with new resources that focus on diverse regions like Bangladesh, India, MENA region, Netherlands, Philippines and Uganda and also dealing with trending issues like Covid-19 and refugee crisis. This collection  highlights the opportunity to move forward on the process of localisation and facilitate the process of defining, implementing and monitoring strategies at the local level for achieving global, national and subnational sustainable development goals and targets. The resources in this collection are available in multiple languages.The resources in this collection comes from leading local and global organisations and institutions: Global Mentoring Initiative, Global Taskforce, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC), Islamic Relief, Oxfam International, Sphere Standards, Union of Ibero-American Capital Cities (UCCI), United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN_SDG). Please send suggestions for additional content for this Collection to, or create your own Collection on the Library.

Shelter Meeting 18b

Shelter Meeting 18b took place in Geneva on Friday 5th October 2018 on the theme of ‘Global terms for shelter response options and how we localise them’. The event was facilitated by Shelter Centre and hosted by UNHCR Shelter and Settlement Section. We hope you enjoyed the day and found the event an informative and valuable experience. 73 participants registered, including 29 online for live video-conferencing, with representatives from 3 IASC clusters 3 UN agencies, 2 Red Cross Movement agencies, 11 NGOs, 3 academic institutions, as well as many independent humanitarian practitioners.