InterAction is committed to ensure that the knowledge and experience of humanitarian NGO practitioners is effectively brought to bear on the overall strategic direction of the work on results-based protection.
In 2013, InterAction convened a Steering Group (SG), consisting of protection specialists from international NGOs, to further test, document, develop, systematize and promote a results-based approach to protection.
An additional learning group of practitioners was also established in 2016 which meets monthly to discuss the practical implications of the key elements of results-based protection.
The members of both groups are uniquely positioned as agencies that seek to explore the use of a results-based approach to achieve protection outcomes. The work of this group of NGOs includes examples of protection programming which demonstrate key elements of a results-based approach to protection along each stage of the project cycle.
1. The Steering Group
The following organizations make up the Results-Based Protection Steering Group:
The objectives of the Results-Based Protection Steering Group are to:
- Provide strategic guidance and direction to the Results-Based Protection Program
- Promote the adoption of Results-Based Protection good practice by humanitarian actors and donors
Members actively engage in current activities that include:
- Quarterly calls to discuss and shape strategy, key activities (e.g. in-country roundtables) and other initiatives coming from the key areas of work on results-based protection..
- Providing input on written material and communication pieces that promote the methods, approach, and use of results-based protection.
- Engaging in opportunities (workshops, panel discussions, events, trainings) that generate knowledge, dissemination, and use of results-based approaches to protection programming.
- Contributing to the promotion of results-based protection including blogs, journal articles, podcasts, and other media.
- The Learning Group of Practitioners
The objectives of the Learning Group are to:
- Provide a space among NGOs to explore, discuss, and critique results-based protection in practice
- Provide input on outcome-oriented methods and approaches that can support a results-based approach to protection
The Learning Group of Practitioners is open to a wider group of NGOs interested in exploring outcome-oriented methods for protection. This informal learning group is intended to focus on the substance and more technical aspects of results-based protection. Engagement should go beyond one organizational representative to include and draw in field staff in order to ensure a practical dimension is brought to bear in discussions/meetings on results-based protection. Thematic topics are explored informally and guided by key questions to help facilitate a productive conversation. Discussions may lead to more open webinars and discussion-forums to broaden the learning beyond the NGO community and this group.
Activities of the Learning Group of Practitioners include:
- Regular discussion groups to explore, analyze, and critique the methods and approaches to support results-based protection in practice.
- Sharing experience, research, and programming challenges and opportunities as it relates to results-based protection.
- Providing input on materials, tools, and communication pieces developed to support the uptake of results-based protection.
- Participating on an on-line discussion board to raise questions, share examples, and open up conversation on emerging topics and themes related to results-based protection.
For further information, please contact Jessica Lenz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In conjunction with members of the Steering Group and Learning Group of Practitioners, InterAction facilitates collaborative efforts to design and implement field-based learning opportunities and roundtables to explore key aspects of results-based protection programming, including strategies to resource these collaborative efforts and ensure that learning generated through these activities are fully documented and used.