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Access Negotiations with Armed Groups for Protection

Millions of people live in areas under the control or influence of armed groups, often in dire need of not only life-saving assistance, but also protection. Without quality access for protection, their lives, dignity, livelihoods and rights are endangered.

In this session led by Geneva Call, panelists will explore how to conceptualise and design access negotiations with armed groups to ensure that the specific protection risks faced by the civilian population are addressed.

The virtual roundtable is expected to increase the shared knowledge as well as identify good practices and approaches to overcome challenges of access negotiations with armed groups for protection, including in complex operational environments with a multitude of armed groups. It will also provide concrete field experiences to frame how access negotiations can be conceptualized and designed for protection