Local humanitarian leadership in Burkina Faso

Translating rhetoric into action

Publication date: 13 December 2021
Author: Magali de Biolley

This report first looks at the causes and challenges that help explain the marginalisation faced by local actors, in particular by bringing forward their perceptions. The second part highlights existing good practices and proposes specific actions to strengthen the role of local actors and potentially local humanitarian leadership (LHL) in the response in Burkina Faso.

This study suggests ways of developing a response led by local humanitarian actors that is more appropriate to needs, faster, more sustainable, more relevant, and finally responsive to the changing reality dictated by an increased violence, while keeping people at the centre.