Often calamities occur in places where professional local organisations are not only present but the first to respond. But while these local organisations might be specialised in their field of development work, in many cases a sound emergency preparedness plan and emergency response capacity are lacking.
Firmly believing that localising humanitarian aid enhances the effectiveness of humanitarian responses, the SCORE project promotes a leading role for local actors by strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations to respond effectively to crises.
Funded by the European Union, as a part of its EU Aid Volunteer Initiative, SCORE is a consortium project led by Trócaire in collaboration with Cordaid and 12 civil society organisations in DRC, Rwanda, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone.
This publication summarises results, challenges and steps ahead in all four countries.