Community Engagement with Armed Actors: Strengthening Protection, Prevention and Response

This event will be co-convened between the HPG / ODI and the Centre for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC). It will discuss emerging findings from HPG/ODI’s new two year (Apr 2022 – Mar 2024) research project on community engagement with armed actors: strengthening protection, prevention and response. The research has a specific focus on the implications for protection and peace actors.  CIVIC, as an operational and policy actor supporting community protection efforts, including by engaging in dialogue with armed actors and facilitating community / armed actor engagement with the objective of strengthening protection outcomes, will bring key learning from its operations. The event will convene panelists across operational, advocacy and policy expertise, including some who will be contributing to a special edition in the Humanitarian Exchange in November 2022 which will specifically focus on this theme.