Afghanistan: CPMS Training
In December 2014, a Child Protection Minimum Standards training workshop was held in Kabul, Afghanistan. 34 participants attended. including representatives from local and international NGOs and 8 participants from DOLSAMD representing all regions of the country. The workshop was facilitated by Save the Children Sweden with significant support from UNICEF.
The workshop included an overview session on Child Protection in Emergencies. All four pillars of the CPMS were covered: quality, child protection needs, strategies and mainstreaming in other humanitarian sectors. On the last day, an action planning session determined the process and timelines for a training of trainers, contextualization and one-year follow up process.
Save the Children and UNICEF have drafted a one-page concept note. The key outcomes of the one-year follow-up process includes:
- A core team of Child Protection practitioners will be trained to strengthen capacity at national and provincial levels to ensure quality response and follow up to emergencies, based on the Child Protection Minimum Standards;
- Child Protection actors in Afghanistan will improve the quality of their child protection programming and its impact on children;
- Child Protection will be mainstreamed in other sectors.