23.03.2023 - 30.03.2023, online

Localisation: Stocktaking for NGOs


23 March and 30 March 2023, online


Localisation is widely discussed within the humanitarian sector. Expectations and ambitions among NGOs and even inside NGOs are diverse. Numerous challenges are to be solved.


We will discuss the following questions:

  • What is the current status on localisation in the participating organisations?
  • Which expectations on localisation do different NGOs have?
  • What are enablers for localisation?
  • What are internal and external barriers for localisation?
  • How to address them?


Target group

The seminar is targeted at staff of German and local/national humanitarian NGOs that are already familiar with the discussion on locally-led humanitarian action and are engaged in institutional change management. We kindly ask German NGO colleagues to forward this invitation to their local and national partner organisations.



Dr. Katrin Radtke, Professional Training and Liaison at the IFHV of the Ruhr-University Bochum

Karoline Krähling, policy advisor humanitarian action at VENRO



The seminar consists of two half-day sessions. The sessions will be in English.

Session 1: Thursday, 23 March 2023, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm CET

Session 2: Thursday, 30 March 2023, 11.00 am – 3.00 pm CET

The training is part of a joint project of the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr-University Bochum and VENRO.



The seminar is free of charge. Your registration is binding.


Please register here until 15 March 2023.

Please contact Karoline Krähling for further questions (+49 (0)30/26 39 299-28, k.kraehling(at)venro.org).

Please find the programme below.