The Community Protection Approach provides operational tools to facilitate coherence, collaboration and complementarity between a range of different aid instruments and actors. The CPA is built on the principle of fostering joint and collaborative work, and providing one single joint analysis and programming framework, to different actors and stakeholders, towards achieving effective protection outcomes. It empowers communities to identify and respond effectively to their protection risks, by organizing their resources, efforts and local strategies. The CPA is adaptable to any context, providing a framework by which multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral efforts can both address emergency needs and implement solutions with a long-term approach to tackling the root causes of protection violations. It combines a series of quantitative and qualitative data collection processes to produce a thorough analysis embedded with the identified protection risks that are regularly monitored and updated. These processes in turn form part of the responses drafted together with the communities, to provide a clear plan of action, for both the duty bearers who are responsible in upholding their dignity and safety, as well as other actors engaging with the communities on protection.
Below you can see the elements of the CPA visualized in three separate infographics, all detailing its various elements.