Facilitating meaningful engagement between conflict-affected communities and protection actors is central to the PoC team’s approach and contributes to the overall aim of improving inclusive human security.
Engaging with communities for inclusive and accountable protection
PAX views community engagement as a participatory process in which the parties decide together how to discuss and respond to issues. This involves bringing together the people and organizations who ‘demand’ and ‘supply’ protection. Meaningful community engagement is characterized by ongoing dialogue.
PAX’s approach includes:
– Advising PoC actors and civil society on how to design and implement community engagement strategies
– Convening global experts in community engagement in virtual or in-person events to share lessons learned
– Developing mechanisms for direct engagement between civil society in conflict-affected countries and decision makers at the headquarters of international institutions
– Conducting research on common challenges and established best practices in conflict-affected environments
For more information, see PAX’s Civil Society Engagement Facility and the Engaging International Actors on PoC project.