Consulting communities through two-way dialogue to inform the Global Compact on Refugees

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ReDSS members put resources and expertise together to support communities’ consultations in three countries rolling out the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) using a participatory process known as the People First Impact Methodology (P-FIM). P-FIM is a simple methodology which fully allows communities to speak for themselves. The starting point for the two-way discussions is people and communities, rather than organizations and projects. Lessons learned from various programmes across the region indicate that many interventions are undertaken without proper planning on community entry or the community engagement process. This leads to a lack of dialogue with communities, inaccurate interventions, and the raising of inaccurate community expectations which result in a lack of community ownership and unsustainable projects. The consultations are supported by the Danish Embassy in Kenya and Somalia. Full report will be available in January 2018.

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