Institutionalisation

It is essential to integrate community engagement and accountability components into all aspects of your work.

This should be treated as a priority at both organisational and operational levels.

The range of case studies and guides on this hub will help you to institutionalise community engagement and accountability where you are.

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19 February 2020

Institutionalising CEA: A case study from the Hellenic Red Cross

Type:

Case Study

Organisation:

Hellenic Red Cross

This case study illustrates the actions that were taken to institutionalise Community Engagement and Accountability (CEA) – not as a standalone programme but as a cross-cutting approach integrated across Hellenic Red Cross’ domestic activities.

  • Case study
  • Institutionalisation
  • Migrants

13 February 2020

Movement-Wide Commitments for Community Engagement and Accountability

Type:

Publication

Organisation:

IFRC

A document containing the commitments and minimum actions developed by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), in consultation with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (National Societies) as an annex to the 2019 Council of Delegates resolution “Movement-wide Commitments for Community Engagement and Accountability”.

  • Institutionalisation
  • Strategy
  • Commitments

20 January 2020

All the evidence we need

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

This report, produced by the IFRC in partnership with CDA Collaborative Learning (CDA), investigates the practical experience of Red Cross Red Crescent Movement members to institutionalize community engagement approaches across their programmes and operations.

  • Accountability
  • Engagement
  • Institutionalisation

19 December 2019

Working with communities: a toolbox

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This toolbox is designed to provide quick and easy access for managers to a range of tools at each stage of a project or programme that seeks the engagement and participation of a local community.

  • Disaster
  • Health
  • Tools

18 December 2019

Key Lessons from the ARCI Project

Type:

Report

Organisation:

IFRC

This report reflects on the lessons learnt during the Action of Red Cross for Integration of relocated and resettled persons (ARCI) project. Key lessons include the need to involve and include refugees in a meaningful way, as well as the need to engage host communities. View the 'ARCI: Lessons from Relocation and Resettlement' report to find out more about the ARCI project: https://media.ifrc.org/ifrc/document/arci-lessons-relocation-resettlement/

  • Displacement
  • Refugees
  • Relocation

16 December 2019

CEA policy template (French)

Type:

Tool

Organisation:

IFRC

This template can be used when applying a community engagement approach to the development of a policy.

  • Accountability
  • Community
  • Policy