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Upcoming Webinar on Community-based protection, early warning, and conflict preparedness

Join PHAP and NRC for the second session of the webinar series on ‘Civilian Safety in Armed Conflict’

On 30 March, PHAP together with the Norwegian Refugee Council will organize the second webinar in a series exploring existing efforts to improve the safety of civilians during armed conflict. This webinar will be discussing “secondary” prevention programs, in particular those focusing on strengthening communities in conflict-affected areas to reduce the risk of harm and mitigate the effects of armed conflict on civilian populations.

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 mean and look like within our protection of civilians programming? Where does civilian safety “fit” within the humanitarian architecture?

Prior to this event, PHAP and NRC organized the first session of the series that 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 NGOs active in situations of armed conflict around the word about how they approach building capacity for prevention in communities – 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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