In this webinar, WeWorld presented a prototype of the Community Protection Approach – CPA Mobile App. The App would connect its users with the CPA Platform – a multi-stakeholder data collection, analysis, and sharing digital instrument. The CPA Mobile App allows data and information sharing not only among the implementing actors and donors but also with communities.
The CPA Mobile App features enable the users to engage with the data in the most fruitful and useful way for programming and decision-making, as well as joint action. The CPA is an approach to develop area-based integrated protection strategies. The CPA aims at enhancing coherence, coordination, and complementarity among actors to achieve set collective outcomes, avoid overlapping, and utilise their resources and potential to respond to protection risks and resulting needs in the most beneficial manner for the targeted communities. At the same time, the CPA emphasizes localization through communities’ and local responders’ capacity building, ownership, decision making, and utilization of local resources and solutions. Created to share the data and information not only among external actors but also with targeted communities, local authorities and organizations, the CPA Mobile App responds to some of the challenges identified in relation to strengthening accountability to communities and data utilization by communities themselves.
For a CPA implementer and user, the CPA Mobile App not only facilitates remote monitoring and communication with right-holders but is also enriched with features as:
- Receiving communities feedback through the App
- Connecting data to Power BI and create visualization dashboards
- Viewing assessments in a specific area and adding or updating referrals of persons of concern
- Viewing community profile as well as the Integrated Protection System of Indicators (IPSI).
Based on lessons learned from one of the CPA implementation sites - the occupied Palestinian territory, the webinar demonstrated how employing the CPA Mobile App potentially could promote coherence, coordination, and complementarity among actors intervening in the same area, putting the affected population and communities at the center. In the occupied Palestinian territory, the CPA methodology is being implemented since 2014.
The webinar also served as a preparation ground for the upcoming the CPA Mobile App training for the CPA practitioners that would take place after the launch of the App in the foreseeable future.
Francesco Michele - International Advocacy, Policy and Innovation Area Coordinator - WeWorld-GVC
Hadeel Tahboub - West Bank Protection Consortium Project Manager - WeWorld-GVC
Caterina Dazzo - National CPA Specialist - WeWorld-GVC
Ahmad Sharif - Digital Solutions Specialist - WeWorld-GVC