The Community Protection Approach has been developed by WeWorld-GVC by applying a participatory-action research approach, which ensures that application of the findings and evaluation of their impact on practice is part of the research cycle.
The CPA is proposed by WeWorld-GVC to be replicated, further developed or used in the design of derivative mechanisms. Therefore, WeWorld-GVC has developed the Handbook and complementary supports to guide the possible application or learning of the CPA by any organization or institution.

Three main resources will guide you to
understand and use the CPA:

The Handbook provides the reader with different modules for the study and implementation of the approach.
The CPA Platform ensures project management related functions and automates a set of complex quantitative and qualitative techniques used in the analysis involved in the methodology, with the aim of simplifying field implementation while ensuring exactness in analysis systematization.
The E-Learning Platform provides several courses on the different CPA components and phases. The learning experience is tailored to different staff requirements.

What to do? It's simple

The Handbook

The CPA Handbook has been designed particularly for organizations with few technical and human resources, in an effort to significantly mainstream the good practices and lessons learned developed by WeWorld-GVC.
The CPA Handbook is composed of 6 modules. Click on them to explore:

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The CPA Handbook has been pedagogically designed to support the exchange of knowledge, even in those cases where an organization or actor is only interested in learning from the Community Protection Approach but not applying it.

The CPA Platform

The web-based platform is currently at its third release and is the result of continuous testing by several organizations in different countries over three years.

Full management of data collection, analysis and monitoring

Automatic quality control of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis

Automatic system of validation (adaptable to any organigram)

Data protection standard (Compliance with GDPR and other protection global standards)

Automatic project reporting to adapt CPA data collection to projects’ needs.

System of multi-sector referral, including automatic calendarization of activities, emailing to third parties and follow up

All-access to CPA components management and results in one place (both at community and aggregated level – i.e. National)
The user-friendly work flow allows field staff to move from one process to another, utilizing a few simple tools for data collection.
The whole Individual Protection Approach information management system for identification and referral is immediately deployable , including quality control and data protection standards.
The dashboards are designed to show real-time results in customizable graphs, charts and tables. It allows user control access with customizable visuals to supply to partners and donors. It provides automatic data analysis, reducing the need for skilled data analysts.

E-Learning Platform

The CPA e-learning platform is an integrated set of interactive and multimedia tools providing general understanding on how to implement and use the Community Protection Approach. This instrument allows learners to self-pace their learning process, and to adapt it to their needs.
The proposed learning experience is divided into two main types:
The platform is regularly updated with training material on the CPA and other relevant topics related to the humanitarian and development sectors. On regularly basis topical webinars are organized to support the standard learning package.
The learning experience has been designed on the basis of a one-year process of application and feedback of pilots’ learnings in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions. The process included an online survey carried out in LAC and MENA regions to identify key learning aspects, which involved 317people.