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2022 – PAX Protection of Civilians Conference

PAX’s Protection of Civilians team cordially invites you to our annual PoC Conference on 8 November in The Hague.

Many concepts attempt to include the voice and agency of the people most affected by conflict in decision making and programming. Human security, bottom-up approaches, community-based security, civilian harm mitigation and people-centered approaches all have conceptual similarities and differences. Rather than theorizing over definitions, this event aims to convene global experts to discuss lessons learned from both research and practice about how to meaningfully engage with civilians living in conflict to improve protection and security.

The conference will be an informal exchange between a curated group of experts from the worlds of policy, academia, the security sector and civil society. Participants will exchange views on what people-centered approaches mean to different communities, what we as a field have learned from applications in practice and how security interventions can be made more relevant, accountable and sustainable.

This event will provide a learning exchange between partners and provide practical recommendations for policy developments in the Netherlands. PAX will engage the Dutch ministries of Foreign Affairs and Defense to coordinate the program and enhance relevance for the Dutch context.

We hope you will join us on 8 November!

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