Localisation and local initiatives: a new agenda for change in the Central African Republic

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Central African Republic

Who this event is for

  • Everyone


Glass Tank, Abercrombie, Headington Campus


Part of the Oxford Human Rights Festival. Talk by Dr Brigitte Piquard.

The Central African Republic is currently facing one of the worst humanitarian situations as 54% of the population is in need of emergency relief and more than 25% is displaced. As in most protracted conflicts, relief operations are ongoing despite the fact that we all know that they do not provide sustainable solutions. The debate on localisation and on the nexus relief-development-peacebuilding is also high in the humanitarian agenda. CENDEP is collaborating with Caritas Centrafrique for the last 20 months, aiming at building on local agencies to bring innovation and change.

We therefore started a reflection on the specificity and the ambitions of national NGOs in the humanitarian system and through action research, started building on tacit local knowledge in order to identify new ways of working. This is still a work in progress and we aim to share with you our first reflections.

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