Nicaragua: Child Protection Training of Trainers
Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes… Latin America and the Caribbean countries often are affected by natural disasters. In times of emergency, children and adolescents are likely to become displaced, separated from their families, or physically and psychologically impacted. They are exposed to an increased risk of violence, abuse and exploitation, which calls for the implementation of specific protection measures. In such situations, we all have a role to play.
For this reason UNICEF LACRO, in collaboration with the regional office of Save the Children and Plan International and the support of the Child Protection Working Group, organized a training of trainers on child protection in humanitarian action on 8-10 October 2014 in Managua, Nicaragua. The training gathered some 30 participants from five Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama), Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Participants included government representatives from various ministries as well as staff from Save the Children, Plan International and UNICEF.
The event successfully strengthened the participants’ prevention and response capacity on the basis of the Child Protection Minimum Standards in humanitarian action (CPMS), and equipped them to share knowledge and competencies with more child protection actors in the region.