Global CP AoR Newsletter, Oct - Nov 2016
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Edition 1
Global CP AoR Priorities: Localisation
At the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) and through the Grand Bargain, a commitment was made for principled humanitarian action to be as "local as possible and as international as necessary". Currently, more than 49% of surveyed CP coordination groups are national NGOs. Moreover, while 82% of surveyed CP coordination groups reported shared leadership, no local NGO is currently serving as a co-lead at the national-level. At the sub-national level, there are three local NGOs servings as co-leads.

At the global level, the CP AoR will support measures to:
  • Increase participation of local actors in coordination structures including decision-making and funding mechanisms;
  • Improve partnership arrangements as stated in the WHS and GB, and specifically for governments and civil society to be more involved in coordination leadership;
  • Contribute to reformed funding allocation modalities to local actors (Government and Civil Society); and
  • Maximize the added value of local actors in ensuring accountability to affected populations. 
Proposed actions include a local NGO membership drive, development of language-specific, national NGO networks, and a specific research project in partnership with the Education Cluster.

The next edition will focus on the priority to improve coordination with GBV actors to bridge the gap that currently exists for child survivors of GBV. Future editions will also focus on early warning and early action (preparedness).
Included in this Newsletter
  • Priorities: Localisation
  • CP AoR Helpdesk Analysis
  • Mobile CFS
  • CP Chapter in the HNO?
  • 2016 CP AoR RRT Deployments
  • Update from the CPMS Working Group
  • Annual Meeting
  • Annual Survey: Key Findings
  • Meet Mark Bonyo
CP AoR Helpdesk Analysis

From June to November 2016, the helpdesk supported 230 requests from 33 countries. The top technical requests included such topics related to: AME, group development, CPMS, case management, UASC, HPC, CP IMS, CFS, working with other clusters / groups and co-leadership. The questions and answers, with relevant attachments are currently banked in a closed, online resource repository.

For more information on the CP AoR helpdesk, here is a 1-page introduction sheet.
Mobile CFS

The CP AoR helpdesk supported multiple requests (e.g. from Syria, Ukraine and eastern DRC) for guidance and examples on mobile CFS. However no formal guidance could be located. So, the CP AoR convened a series of calls to to map out good practices from the field and potentially develop a short guidance brief. Tentative models were identified from CAR, Cameroon, DRC, Haiti, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Philippines, Serbia, Sierra Leone and Syria. While the mapping process is ongoing, the focus of this work is now to develop case studies of mobile programming, including mobile CFS, so that each CP coordination group, will be encouraged to develop models that work in their context.
CP Chapter in the HNO?

The CP AoR team also supported multiple requests for clarifications on whether it was possible to have a separate CP chapter in the HNO, especially when the CP response envelope is larger than other clusters, as it is in the case of Syria.

The current guidance recommends the HNO includes "a comprehensive analysis, giving adequate visibility to all the sub-clusters. An effective solution to achieve this aim is to have separate paragraphs for all sub-clusters." Unfortunately this is only true in a handful of examples. The current commitment is to revise the guidance, taking into consideration the scale of the CP response as part of 2017's Q1 work.
2016 CP AoR Rapid Response Team Deployments

In November, Sitnour Ali and Mark Bonyo were currently deployed in Iraq, while Petra Heusser and Magnant Kavuna were deployed in Haiti. In total, the RRT members will have been deployed for 535 days to Nigeria, Jordan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Fiji, CAR, Serbia, Haiti and Iraq for 2016.

Of the two missions to Nigeria, one involved support on the HNO/HRP and another involved a joint GPC mission to Nigeria. Please click here for the GPC joint mission report.
Update from the CPMS Working Group 

Thanks to all the Coordinators who shared your CPMS-related plans for 2017 with us!  The CPMS WG will be working with the coordination group in Guinea to contextualise a second set of standards and implement action identified during their first contextualisation in April 2016 as well as with the coordination group in Lebanon to launching and promote contextualised Standards.  If you would like to know more about how the CPMS is being used and measured in the field or want to share your work, please contact us at and

Mainstreaming Case Studies

The Child Protection Mainstreaming Case 
Studies series is
now available here. This series includes case studies with the following sectors: Economic Recovery, Education, Health, WASH (and Camp Management), Shelter and Distribution. These case studies are based on interviews with field staff and share recent learning on child protection mainstreaming.  The series includes a Facilitators’ Guide and overview of lessons learned. 

Calling for Reference Group Members

 We are putting together a reference group to support the development of a Guidance Note for Child Protection Responses during Epidemics. If you have experience working on child protection responses in epidemics and are interested in knowing more, please contact or  

Annual Meeting

More than 140 members of the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (CP AoR) and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (Alliance) met in Geneva for the Annual Meeting on 16-17 November 2016. Nigel Fischer provided a challenging key note speech: 20 years since the Graça Machel report. Where are we now? Fischer is a former UN Assistant SG / Regional HC for the Syria Crisis.

The Annual Meeting was preceded by the launch of the Alliance. Key plenary sessions clarified the impact of the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) becoming the CP AoR and the Alliance. While the CP AoR is now focusing on supporting a coordinated response, the Alliance is moving forward with the normative work within child protection in humanitarian action.

For more information, here are the powerpoint presentations from the Annual Meeting,
Annual Survey:
Key Findings

This survey was carried out by the Global CP AoR to track trends and progress in the coordination of child protection responses in humanitarian contexts, as well as determine, in which the global CP AoR might better support field-based coordination.

In September of 2016, the survey was sent to field-based coordinators, and 21 responded in time for the analysis.

For the most part, the Annual Survey showed an improvement in CP coordination.

To read more, here is a summary of key findings.

Moreover, here is a link to a powerpoint with the full findings and here is a link to a powerpoint with the summary of key findings.
Panel Discussion on Working Together
Meet Mark Bonyo, new IM RRT

Mark Bonyo has been working in humanitarian affairs for more than 8 years, having started his career as an Information Management Officer for UNOCHA Kenya and Eastern Africa.  His work has mainly been in support of humanitarian cluster coordination, having worked as a Coordinator in Kenya and Information Management Officer for Kenya, South Sudan, and for Eastern and Southern Africa.  He is currently pursuing his Global Executive MBA at the United States International University, Africa.  He can be reached on
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