The status of communication, community engagement, and accountability in humanitarian action in Papua New Guinea

Publication language
Date published
01 Jul 2022
Research, reports and studies
Accountability to affected populations (AAP), Coordination, Disaster preparedness, resilience and risk reduction, Engaging with affected populations
Use in Humanitarian Programme Cycle
All phases of the HPC

Papua New Guinea, a country of diverse cultures and social values, and distinct tribal boundaries, presents unique humanitarian challenges, which are heightened in the absence of systematic communication, community engagement and accountability (CCEA) approaches. There is a tendency for response efforts to be pushed through with minimal community engagement, and this can lead to ‘tick-box’ approaches that can have minimal impact on people’s lives.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and CDAC Network have undertaken this scoping study on the status of CCEA towards affected populations in Papua New Guinea, to provide recommendations for a strengthened and more inclusive CCEA system.