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Participation handbook for humanitarian field workers - Involving crisis-affected people in a humanitarian response


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Resource type:Tools, guidelines and methodologies
Keywords:Accountability, Accountability and Participation, Development & humanitarian aid
Agency:ALNAP, Groupe URD - Groupe Urgence Rehabilitation Developpement
Date published:2009

The Participation Handbook for humanitarian field workers contains detailed practical advice on the participation of affected people in humanitarian action. It has three sections:

  1. Developing a participatory approach (main issues, key factors, building mutual respect, communication methods and advice on reviewing your approach);
  2. Implementing your participatory approach at every stage of the project cycle (initial assessment, project design, implementation, monitoring and final evaluation);
  3. A list of tools and additional resources (books, internet sites, etc.).

Individual chapters and translations of this handbook can also be accessed via Groupe URD's website: English, French or Spanish.

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