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Applying the Care Group Model in a Relief Context

Applying the Care Group Model in a Relief Context

Posted by mdecoster on 18 May 2017

Dear Care Group Forward Interest Group Members,

I have been contacted by a graduate student, who is writing a master’s thesis about Care Groups in relief settings.  Any of you who have been implementing Care Groups in any relief settings, but especially in protracted crisis such as IDP camps and refugee camps, please forward your reports to Damaris. Damaris has been in touch with Medair, but would like to hear from other implementers.  

 Here of the objectives for Damaris’ Master’s Thesis attached.

Applying the Care Group Model in a Relief Context: Case Studies in South Sudan and Somalia

Primary research objective: Analysis of the application of the Care Group Model in a relief context in light of its original design and methodology for a development setting.

Secondary objectives: a) To study the asset-based Community Development, on the basis of selected literature, as the theoretical framework in order to place the Care Group Model into context. b) To explain the origin, focus and method of the Care Group Model. c) To contrast the application of the Care Group Model to the context of South Sudan and of Somalia, regarding the challenges and successes. d) To examine on the basis of the case study which key elements of the Care Group Model can be applied to the context of a protracted crisis. e) To debate the results of the analysis of the case study and to formulate general recommendations for applying the Care Group Model to the context of a protracted crisis.

Contact: Damaris Peter-Schmaelzle

dama.peter@bluewin.ch

Thanks very much,

Mary DeCoster