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Protection and Accountability to Affected Populations in the Humanitarian Programme Cycle: Preliminary Guidance Note

Inter-Agency Standing Committee Emergency Directors Group (EDG), Eds.: IASC, (2016)

This note sets out actions to be undertaken throughout the humanitarian programme cycle (HPC) to fulfill commitments on Accountability to Affected Populations (AAP) and to ensure that protection is central to humanitarian response. It sets out the fundamental link between accountability systems and protection in humanitarian action, and then describes, for each stage of the HPC, the accountability mechanisms that should be established and actions required at country-level.

Communication Toolbox: Practical Guidance for Program Managers to Improve Communication With Participants and Community Members

Catholic Relief Services CRS, (2013)

The Communication Toolbox offers practical guidance for program managers who want to communicate more effectively with program participants and community member . For emergency programs and development programs

Project Planning

IFRC - International Federation of Red Cross/ Red Cresent Societies, (2000)

Disaster Preparedness Training Programme

Shelter Accountability Resources: A guide to improving accountability to disaster-affected populations during the implementation of humanitarian shelter programmes

Hugh Earp, Eds.: The Emergency Capacity Building Project, Oxfam, (2013)

Emergency Capacitiy Building Project agencies, led by CARE, have developed the Shelter Accountability Resources for project managers and decision-makers in humanitarian shelter programs. As a guide it is also intended to be useful for Shelter Cluster coordinators, and other staff who would like to monitor the accountability of particular projects and programs. The tools and examples included here should help humanitarians to plan, implement and monitor shelter projects and programs in a way that is accountable to disaster-affected populations.

Integrating science into humanitarian and development planning and practice to enhance community resilience

Melanie Duncan, et al., Eds.: CAFOD; AfClix; UCL; et al., (2014)

These draft guidelines are designed to encourage humanitarian and development non-governmental organisation (NGO) practitioners to think about the types of scientific information and expertise they may need, how to access and use them, and how to ensure that they are applied in an ethical and accountable manner. The publication addresses the need to defines the problem and the purpose of integrating science with the users of science, issues around access to science and understanding scientific information, how to apply the science and the important of monitoring and evaluation of impact. Case studies include a project from Christian Aid and the Evangelical Association of Malawi which brought together community members from Village Civil Protection Committees with scientists from the Department of Climate Change and Meteorology and District Council staff responsible for water management and disaster risk reduction in order to tackle a problem of flooding

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