gFSC/Welthungerhilfe video project in Mali and Bangladesh 2016-2017
”Local partners speak the language, know local customs and are close to the people affected by the crisis.“
- Karamoko Sidibe, Welthungerhilfe Co-Chair, Food Security Cluster Mali
Local NGOs need to be strengthened in particular in humanitarian settings. That is why the global Food Security Cluster and the German-based international NGO Welthungerhilfe came together to work on a joint video project with the support from the German Federal Foreign Office. Two videos have been completed which present the different cultural and humanitarian contexts of Mali and Bangladesh. The third video of a country in the Middle East Region will follow in 2017. This unique project focuses on the added value and advantage of coordinating and partnering with local actors in sudden onset disasters and protracted crises. The protagonists in the video are local actors in the South as well as international stakeholders who reflect on the following questions:
· Why is coordination important?
· How can local partners support to strengthen coordination and response?
· What advantage do local actors have in comparison to other actors?
This video project further explores the story about the important role local actors play in the Food Security Cluster in emergency response.
The gFSC/Welthungerhilfe videos will be available at the beginning of 2017. They will be used as a tool to raise awareness, create dialogue and
strengthen participation of local actors in country clusters.
More information on the video project