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Documentation Mission Preparation

Preparation for Information Gathering

Whether traveling for a documentation mission or working within one’s own community, it is critical that the documentation team takes the necessary steps to ensure the safety of all involved in the process. This segment covers how to conduct a risk assessment, the various security measures that can be taken to ensure safety of documenters, witnesses, and how to engage with third party actors. Planning for information gathering also includes how to plan the financial cos of the mission.

Engagement with Third-party Actors

Working with a third-party organization or individual is often an unavoidable step in documentation. This segment will share tips on how to determine the trustworthiness of other actors, specifically interpreters and intermediaries. It also shares how to effectively train team members as they work on documentation with other third parties.