The Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict: Humanitarian Challenges in West Africa

"The workshop provided a forum where existing initiatives, domestic, national and regional, were examined and considered with the aim of improving civilian protection in the region. In order to achieve this, participants were tasked with analyzing a crisis scenario exercise and applying protection measures. They were also encouraged to approach all discussions with a view to identify actors that are responsible for protecting civilians, examine who is responsible for what, promote and develop a sense of what protection entails and isolate practical next steps in the implementation of these objectives."