Date(s) - 16/10/2017 - 19/10/2017
12:00 am


Localizing Response to Humanitarian Need: The Role of Religious and Faith-Based Organizations

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Venue: Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel

Focus on documentation of methods and mechanisms of engagement of local faith networks.

Goal of the Forum:

Within the context of the localization of aid agenda, to provide a platform for diverse religious and faith-based organizations to come together with secular partners to showcase and critically reflect on their respective contributions to humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery, in order to strengthen partnerships with local religious and FBO networks, improve delivery, and scale up interventions.


Draft program is on the website

Focus of the forum is on what is working (and what’s not!) in the field, and the methods and mechanisms that support that. Subtopics include:

  • Emergency Response
  • Protection
  • Peacebuilding
  • Delivering aid in conflict
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Refugees & Forced Migration
  • Sexual & Gender-based Violence
  • Effective partnerships between public sector and religious and FBOs


For more information please go to the LRF website or email [email protected]