Senegal: Workshop on Child Protection in Emergency Coordination with 7 Governments of West and Central Africa Region
December 2016. Dakar, Senegal. On 19 & 20 December, UNICEF West and Central Africa Regional Office (WCARO), in partnership with the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) and the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, organized a workshop with 7 francophone countries aimed at strengthening the role of Governments in coordinating the child protection humanitarian response. Participants included Government and UNICEF staff from the following countries: Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea.
The workshop is a continuation of the workshop organized in Abidjan last year, with some 50% of the same participants. Reaffirming the importance of Government leadership, topics discussed ranged from child protection systems and coordination to the Global partnership to End Violence and pathfinding countries. This innovative initiative supports commitments taken at the International Humanitarian Summit and through the Grand Bargain (2016). A similar workshop will be organized in 2017 with 10 new countries from within and outside the region as well as a contextualized training on CPiE Coordination (17 countries). Contact: Cecile Marchand (firstname.lastname@example.org)