Project Documents

The Collaborative Learning Approach to NGO Security Management project released several key project documents on acceptance. The first of these documents, the Acceptance White Paper, expored the key components of an acceptance approach to NGO security management and the key challenges of acceptance. The following three country reports present findings from field research in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda. Finally, our culminating report, which also draws on this field research, provides insights into acceptance as a security management approach and recommendations for headquarters and field level NGO staff as well as donors.

In addition to these reports, the project released Acceptance Research, a user’s guide to the Collaborative Learning Approach to Acceptance Research:.

1. White Paper

Acceptance White Paper

2. Country Reports

Each report is country-specific and based on the findings from key informant interviews and focus group discussions we held with NGO staff in different positions and locations, community members, local security and government officials and others.

Kenya report

South Sudan report

Uganda report

3. Final Report

We are excited to share our final project report:

The Promise of Acceptance

Insights into acceptance as a security management approach from field research in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda.

This report explores the broader findings from across the three countries where we conducted field research as well as recommendations to help organizations overcome the challenges they face in implementing effective acceptance approaches to security management.  This report builds on the findings presented in three country-specific reports on acceptance in Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda, listed above.

4. Acceptance Research

Acceptance Research Guide

The Collaborative Learning Approach to Acceptance Research: A User’s Guide

This Guide is designed to provide resources and tools for researchers, NGO staff, and collaborative teams to conduct research and analyze findings on acceptance as an approach to NGO security management.  Please note that the listing of authors in this guide is in alphabetical order rather than order of contribution to the document.

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