There has been and continues to be an important need for field research in fragile and conflict-affected areas. Examples of remote-based research needs include humanitarian organizations that require assessments of those living in hard-to-reach areas or donors that request mapping exercises of local organizations to better identify partners they cannot access themselves. Based on interviews with our field staff, coordinators, researchers and analysts as well as academics and humanitarian aid workers, we are excited to launch our five-part series on applying a protection lens to research in fragile settings.
This five-part series explores the ways in which protection and can be integrated into research processes, particularly in conflict-affected and remote environments. It first sets out to define the concept of protection and continues to explore these concepts throughout the research cycle.