Forward-leaning, Relationship-based Access

The purpose of this sessions is to illustrate the potential that access for the protection holds to become one of the most relevant, direct-action approaches to operationalizing the triple nexus. Forward leaning, locally co-created, deeply rooted, relationship-based efforts in opening access in and of themselves contribute to an improved protective environment.

These efforts create improved predictability at the least and improved security at the best, thereby having the potential to interrupt cycles of violence, enabling safer space for more significant localized action, humanitarian and development efforts. We recognize that focus on both access and protection has been growing significantly across the humanitarian landscape in recent. While the increased attention can bring welcome resources and focus to these challenging elements of humanitarian responses, the risk is that an energized system wide focus can inadvertently overshadow existing, dynamic, effective and localized actions.