Welcome to the Community-Based Protection Community of Practice

The community-based protection online community of practice facilitates peer learning and the exchange of experience between humanitarian practitioners around the world.

The community is a repository of key documents, tools and practices on Community-Based Protection. It also includes resources on Accountability to Affected People (AAP) and Diversity & Inclusion as well as Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).   

The community is an interactive space where you are invited to explore and exchange tools and practices ranging from guidelines and training materials to case studies and examples of field practices. We strongly encourage the submission of tools and practices and practices in different languages. 

You are encouraged to share your experience and learn from others on implementing community-based protection on the Practitioner's Blog and to keep up to date with the latest events, trainings and conferences in the What's Happening section or through the Quarterly Updates issued by the UNHCR CBP unit in HQs.

You can also make suggestions on topics to be covered by posting directly to the Suggestion Board or by sending us an email.

The community of practice is public, and its resources and functionalities are available to anyone interested in community-based protection.

Go find what you seek and share your knowledge with others. 



Community-Based Protection (CBP)

In this library you will find documents explaining what CBP is and why it is an important part of protection work. The documents outline practical ways of implementing activities and set out the required steps to establish a community-based approach. 

Accountability to Affected People (AAP)

This library includes documents on the four areas that establish UNHCR’s framework on Accountability to Affected People (AAP): participation & inclusion, communication & transparency, feedback & response, and organizational learning & adaptation. 

Diversity & Inclusion

Resources related to Age, Gender & Diversity (AGD) and the protection of diverse groups are collected in this library. These include, but are not limited to women and girls, LGBTI persons, minorities and indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, children and youth. 

Field Practices & Examples

This library showcases a collection of examples and tools submitted by practioners on CBP, AAP, Diversity & Inclusion and PSEA from around the globe. 

Practitioner's Blog

Practitioners are regularly invited to write about their experience on implementing CBP, AAP, diversity and inclusion, and PSEA activities. 


This library includes resources available to practitioners working on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA).