What is needed to move beyond consulting and listening to people affected by crises to ensure their representation and influence in decision-making forums? Learn from the International Association of Professionals in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection (PHAP) as it explores how we can collectively build greater trust in our responses through genuine participation in decision-making processes.
In early 2017, InterAction completed two complementary missions in support of humanitarian NGOs’ protection strategies in Myanmar. The first focused on NGO roles in relation to the overall protection leadership, coordination, and strategies, while the second focused on critical methods and approaches NGOs can use to achieve protection outcomes.
In 2017, InterAction conducted two such missions to Myanmar. The protection mission focused on NGO roles in relation to the overall protection leadership, coordination, and strategies. During post-mission feedback sessions with the consulted in-country field staff, InterAction was made aware of the need for a follow-up mission to look at the relevance and implementation of the recommendations of the outcome paper. InterAction subsequently conducted a short mission from 2 – 6 June, 2018.
Building off of InterAction’s previous mission to Myanmar, which focused on NGO roles in relation to the overall protection leadership, coordination, and strategies within the country, the second mission, conducted jointly with the Protection Information Management (PIM) initiative (co-facilitated by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and UNHCR) examined the methods and approaches actors use to achieve protection outcomes, using human trafficking in Rakhine state as a case example.
This report, a collaborative initiative from the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Mercy Corps, explores what adaptive management looks like in practice, what impact it can have on programs, and how to best support this approach.