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Access to Protection: The Role of Community Protection Actors

Organised by Oxfam and the Norwegian Refugee Council, this session intends to use three short case study presentations by community protection actors to give concrete examples of how protection actors work with communities to support community self-protection capacities, and their efforts to address and mitigate access constraints, and what this work means in practice within an inclusive humanitarian system in which all protection actors are recognised, valued, and supported.

It will also draw on recent research led by Oxfam (with ECHO support) on how national and community actors influence, negotiate and advocate on protection to highlight the shifts needed in the culture of the humanitarian system and the practices of the most influential players (UN agencies, INGOs, donors, GPC/Clusters) within that system to better support community protection actors. The research is currently underway and will be completed with report available by the GPF.