This Missing Voices Approach manual provides guidance on how to implement the Approach to capture first-person perspectives of marginalized people to inform disaster risk management. The Approach requires ‘building trust, listening, and working in partnership with intermediary organizations, and provides a rich intersectional and context specific perspective on the impacts of disasters on marginalized groups’.
An awareness and transparent recognition of which voices are included, and which voices are overlooked when conducting the Missing Voices Approach is critical. Whilst the underlying methodology aims to take an inclusive approach to ensuring no one is left behind, there are likely to be instances where individuals do not feel comfortable sharing their experiences, possibly for a variety of reasons. In all cases, the Do No Harm principle should be maintained when carrying out the Approach.