Results-Based Protection Steering Group and Learning Group of Practitioners

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.
  1. 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 jlenz@interaction.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.