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AAP Fact Sheet Committment 4: Commitment Participation and Representation

AAP Fact Sheet Committment 4: Commitment Participation and Representation

Oct 2012

Participation provides the basis for dialogue with people affected by a crisis on what is needed and how it might best be provided. It can help to improve the appropriateness of the humanitarian response by, for example, identifying priority needs, and by ensuring that local capacities are taken into account.

In addition, participation can be seen as a transformational intervention in the provision of aid, with a longer term aim to develop the capacity of both communities and aid providers to close protection gaps and build resilience against future emergencies.