People Centred Approach

About the Course

Course Summary


People Centred Approach (PCA) in essence, is about tailoring the projects to the changing context by involving the population as active participants. Through PCA, MSF is reaffirming the commitment to proximity and to contextually adapted responses; the intention is to deepen the quality of engagement as well as ensuring that this constant dialogue informs the operational response and the cycle of improvement.


This online course aims at providing participants with an increased understanding of People Centred Approach (PCA) as one of OCBA’s overarching ambitions.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  1. Define People Centred Approach in the context of OCBA’s medico-humanitarian action.
  2. Identify the practical ways in which PCA can and should inform our daily activities as well as the role of each team member in achieving that ambition.
  3. Recognize and describe the key pillars that help to articulate and apply this approach:

  • Impact of the Crisis on the Population
  • Community Engagement
  • Protection
  • Ethics and Behaviour
  • Person-centred care
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Duration of Course 1 hour 30 min

Target Audience

Open to all MSF staff.


Online course - Selflearning


Participants will receive a certificate and a badge upon completion of all the modules of the program.


Self-enrollment i.e. you can enroll yourself by clicking on the Enroll Button

List of Contents

Table of Contents

Module 1. People Centred Approach: What is it, Why, When and Who applies it.

Module 2. Exploring the Key Pillars that help us to articulate and implement this approach.