Remote Programming

Non-Paper on Protection of Human Rights in Armed Conflict
UNICEF Programme Guidance Note on Remote Programming for the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action, 2012

There is a rapidly growing understanding of the interplay between security management and overall management of humanitarian assistance. Given the need to operate in high threat environments, UNICEF is challenged to flexibly manage humanitarian action. However, the experiences so far with remote programming in UNICEF have been a process of learning by doing.

Where UNICEF's humanitarian access is hindered due to high security threat environments or as a result of restrictions imposed by authorities or other actors, it becomes critical to adopt innovative approaches in order to deliver on UNICEF's mandate and the CCCs. Remote programming is an option that staff and managers must consider because, in many instances, the negative consequences of suspending UNICEF activities would outweigh the (non-security) risks of implementing the remote programming modality.

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