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Participation Handbook

Key word: Participation /

In order to develop a tool that responded to the specific needs of humanitarian actors, ALNAP facilitated the Global Study on Consultation and Participation of Disaster-affected Populations, which was carried out by Groupe URD from 2002 to 2004.
An initial version of the manual was tested by different local and international organisations in a variety of countries. The lessons learned were then incorporated into this new version.

The Participation Handbook for humanitarian field workers contains detailed practical advice on the participation of affected people in humanitarian action. It has three sections:

  • Developing a participatory approach (main issues, key factors, building mutual respect, communication methods and advice on reviewing your approach);
  • Implementing your participatory approach at every stage of the project cycle (initial assessment, project design, implementation, monitoring and final evaluation);
  • A list of tools and additional resources (books, internet sites, etc.).

If you would like to order a copy/copies of the Participation Handbook, fill in the following order form and send it by mail.

You can also download individual chapters in pdf format.

For more information, contact Mme Lear