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Community Engagement: Concepts, Guidelines, and Recommendations

This literature review aims to provide an overview of publications that address the concept and practice of Community Engagement (CE) in conflict- and crisis- affected contexts. The objective of this review is to garner existing engagement concepts, guidelines and tools, their shortcomings, and current field-based recommendations for a practice- and people-centered approach in engaging with local communities during peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

This literature review forwards recommendations and best practices for a more strategic approach in building trustworthy and mutually beneficial relationships with local populations in conflict settings. The document serves as a guide to recent publications on community engagement in and during armed conflict for civil and military practitioners in the field of international security and development.

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Date of publication:

Jan 08, 2021


Ali Maleki



Community Engagement: Concepts, Guidelines, and Recommendations

Jan 08, 2021, Ali Maleki

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