The Climate Charter – A Practical Guide Session 4: Embracing the leadership of local actors and communities in climate action

On 17 March, ICVA and PHAP will organize the next session of the Learning Stream on Climate Change and Humanitarian Action, exploring Commitment #3 of the Climate and Environment Charter. Commitment #3 aims to embrace the leadership of local actors and communities by learning from traditional and indigenous knowledge on mitigation and adaptation measures, including nature-based solutions. In turn, we also need to support local communities and actors to be better prepared to face the impacts of a changing climate and environmental risks.

This webinar will aim at answering the following questions:   

  • How are NGOs and local communities working together to support local leadership in climate action?
  • How can we ensure meaningful and inclusive participation and leadership of local actors and people we serve are part of our programs' design, management, implementation, and evaluation?
  • What can we do better to promote local leadership in the light of climate change? How can we improve our programs accordingly?
  • What can we learn from local, traditional, and indigenous knowledge which can be replicated in other contexts?


Event polls

During the event, we also asked participants to share their views and advice on the discussed topic. You can find the final results of these below.



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Mayfourth D. Luneta Deputy Executive Director, Centre for Disaster Preparedness (CDP), Philippines
Elijah Mulumba Programme Manager, Candlelight for Environment, Education & Health, Somaliland
Jessica Novia Community-led Innovation Partnership (CLIP) Project Manager, YAKKUM Emergency Unit, Indonesia
Nsala Elie Tshikuna Communication Coordinator, Refugee Child’s Coalition for Climate Action, Zimbabwe


Nishanie Jayamaha Learning, Program and Climate Change Coordinator, ICVA
Manisha Thomas Senior Policy Advisor, PHAP