CPA Pilots: MQ roll out in Guatemala

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In the last months of 2019, the Community Protection Approach (CPA) has been piloted in several countries in Central America.
The CPA is a methodology of participation and empowerment of a community to design and monitor Integrated Protection Programs, which are understood as any program to respond to a protection problem through multi-sectoral humanitarian action.

Last November, WeWorld-GVC and ACF’s staff rolled out the Multi-sector Questionnaire (MQ) in a number of villages in Guatemala.
The MQ is a structured interview based on a questionnaire submitted to a group of men and a group of women. It generates indexes to measure the protection risks, dignity and safety, and the sectors of interventions which, combined, allow a joint and exhaustive analysis of the protection risks of each community.

In this video, you will hear from the voice of WeWorld-GVC and ACF’s staff what the CPA is, its added value, and how it fosters community engagement and empowerment.

“The methodology aims at working with the community to identify its needs and working with the members of the community to provide them with answers, so that at any time during the whole process of working together we are able to leave.”

“An important added value of the CPA is that it uses technology: it makes the information circulate in a rapid way, it is accessible for many people in different parts of the world, and for me, this is something innovative, that sensitive data can be collected and shared, based on a systematic methodology and a scientific process.”


Watch the video to know more about our pilots in Central America!

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