Co-designing with your audience brings their stories, goals, challenges, and creativity into humanitarian programs. If programs support people who are vulnerable, special care must be taken to ensure the emotional and psychological safety of your co-designers (your audience!).
Additionally, there are power dynamics at play that humanitarian practitioners must mitigate when co-designing solutions in partnership with program beneficiaries. Check out these principles based on trauma-informed best practices and guidelines for supporting peace, justice, and strong institutions.
Principles for Co-Designing with Vulnerable Populations