Workshops took place last month in Washington DC and Haiti, to share how the Neighborhood Approach is applied to a humanitarian response while offering participants the chance to contribute to a consultation process for the development of implementation guidelines. Attendees had the opportunity to discuss the Neighborhood Approach and to share experiences, ideas and best practices in using it. The workshops were also a chance to test a draft version of the technical how-to guide for the approach, which is currently in development.
In Washington DC, attendees from organisations including GAUC, UNICEF, and international NGOs including CRS and InterAction listened to an introduction from Chuck Setchell from USAID/OFDA and took part in a workshop with an emphasis on using the Neighborhood Approach in programming. In Haiti, national aid workers from organisations including GOAL, CRW, World Vision and YMCA took part in workshops focusing on partnership.