Upcoming Webinar Series on Civilian Safety in Armed Conflict

Join PHAP & NRC for the webinar series on ‘Civilian Safety in Armed Conflict’

On 23 March, PHAP together with the Norwegian Refugee Council will organize the first webinar in a two-part series exploring existing efforts to improve the safety of civilians during armed conflict. This webinar series aims to provide an overview of the range of strategies currently undertaken by national and international civil society organizations, UN agencies, and donors, providing examples of good practice, and discuss how such efforts can be advanced and systematized in the wider humanitarian community.

In the last few years, there has been a push by both humanitarian agencies and donors to examine how we can prevent and protect civilians from physical harm during conflict. Key questions remain: what does prevention look like within our protection of civilians programming? Where does civilian safety “fit” within the humanitarian architecture?
This first session will be discussing “primary” prevention programs, which focus on advocacy, armed actor behavior change, and direct engagement with armed actors, either by the humanitarian organization or by facilitating this engagement by communities. 

In this webinar, we will hear from civil society organizations and UN agencies about their approaches to primary prevention – what the main considerations are and in which situations they are effective. We will also discuss what other organizations can learn from their approach and the implications this has for the humanitarian community as a whole.

This webinar is free to attend.

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