The time and resources needed for developing effective participation as part of camp management is planned and budgeted for.
Participation and involvement of the camp population is planned and agreed at each stage of the project cycle; assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, with the different stakeholders working in the camps.
Participatory structures, whether current or created prior to the crisis, have been assessed.
Representative structures (groups/committees) are built on and supported and missing structures are set up. Leaders have been elected, appointed or chosen.
Terms of reference and codes of conduct have been developed by leaders and members of committees and community groups. They should have a consistent meeting schedule, necessary space and supporting materials to implement their tasks.
The participatory structures established play a significant role in decision-making processes related to the provision of assistance and protection within the camp.
Traditional power inequalities have been identified and work is done to monitor and redress the balance without alienating certain segments of the population.
Groups with specific needs, such as women, older people, children, and others similarly vulnerable or marginal, are represented and involved in the participation structures established.
The differences and similarities of the groups in the camp are used to inform inclusive and appropriate participation structures.
Formal and informal feedback mechanisms are in place and used to channel information from the camp population about the assistance received and inform decisionmaking processes of various stakeholders.
There is a monitoring system in place to check that there is an acceptable level of community participation and involvement by all groups.
A capacity building plan, including awareness, training and coaching, is agreed among different stakeholders based on the needs identified. Consequently capacity building activities are taking place on a regular basis.
Camp staff are trained and supported in using participation methodologies to facilitate, train and support various participation structures.
The Camp Management Agency urges the camp population, host community, national authorities and service providers to value participation and involvement.
Service providers in the camp employ participatory methodologies and they are encouraged to train men and women from both local and displaced communities.
There are agreements between the Camp Management Agency and service providers about paid/compensated and voluntary employment in the camp.
The host community is involved and participating in the life of the camp through attendance at regular meetings, employment, training and recreational social activities.
The abuse of participation and power through corruption, nepotism, peer pressure and the pursuit of self-interest is being monitored and managed adequately by the Camp Management Agency.