How to use it?

This handbook is not a step-by-step manual on how to plan and implement built projects, as every built intervention and its context is different. It rather provides principles, good practices and practical examples that can help practitioners to gather ideas and tips, and to adapt these as needed. It also aims at generating conversations about these interventions to enable actors to learn from each other’s practice. Different parts of the handbook may be more relevant than others. Therefore, if the reader knows what they are looking for, they can safely skip to the related section.

The first part of the handbook discusses the key concepts underpinning built interventions that are co-designed with children affected by displacement. The second is more practical, divided into three macro parts of the intervention. Each macro part is divided into a number of steps linked to specific examples and tools. As built interventions are not linear processes and can be very diverse, these steps can take place in any order. There are strong connections between these steps, so the reader may need to move back and forth throughout the handbook. Children’s participation cuts across all the steps presented.

The handbook aims to be accessible so that everyone involved can gain an understanding of the entire process, and how each phase can contribute to child wellbeing. For example, a child psychologist could read about procurement to gain an understanding of project activities with which they are not normally involved.

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