In September 2017, the ICRC organized an internal workshop, facilitated by Groupe URD, with the following objectives:

1) to take stock of the institution’s experience in engaging with and supporting local and national actors, both within and outside the Movement;

2) to identify areas where the ICRC could improve its own practice;

3) to draw from its operational experience in order to inform the localization discussion as it moves forward.

What is the ICRC’s position on these questions? What is it doing to reinforce the role and responsibilities of local actors and what opportunities exist in this area? What are the constraints and risks, etc.? These were among the questions that were discussed, looking at examples of activities carried out in different types of contexts.

Carried out by

Véronique de Geoffroy

Executive Director (employed since 1999)

François Grünewald

Director of Strategic Foresight (employed since 2009)