UNICEF and UNFPA in Colombia have joined together to facilitate a Child Protection Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Action training from 23 - 25 October 2017. A variety of protection actors from the humanitarian community have been invited, and a total of 30 professionals from the Protection Cluster and the GBV Sub-Cluster will participate. To identify and select the standards to be included in the training, UNICEF and UNFPA created an online survey, which was shared by all humanitarian coordination structures (not only protection) in the country, and 71 persons from more than 12 territories participated. This helped facilitators not only to understand which CP topics are most needed in terms of capacity building but also to evaluate the interest and availability of both field-based protection specialists and non-protection actors in participating. Results from this training will be available after November 2017.
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (Alliance) is organizing the next global Training of Trainers on Child Protection in Emergencies and the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. The ToT will be hosted by World Vision. The goal of the whole series is to expand the pool of qualified and multi-lingual trainers who are up to date on Alliance pedagogy, CPiE training materials and CPMS resources and processes. The ToT focuses on the CPiE Face to Face training package, with reference to other packages such as CP Rapid Assessment and Case Management. CPMS related sessions will be integrated into the program, looking at processes to adapt and contextualize the CPMS, the interagency package “An Introduction to the CPMS for frontline workers”, how to support national launches and innovative uses of the CPMS video series.
Who is it for?
The upcoming training targets NGO (national, international) and UN agency staff, field-based child protection Coordinators and qualified independent consultants with significant inter-agency child protection training experience. Participants must commit to deliver interagency training using Alliance training materials and /or to support a CPMS roll out. They must have significant experience in facilitating capacity building processes, working in humanitarian settings and promoting professional standards. Selected candidates (and where relevant their supervisors) will be asked to sign a letter of intention to use the training to build capacity within their organizations or overall emergency response in the ensuring two years period. After the workshop, participants will be invited to join the pool of Alliance trainers as well as the CPiE Community of Practice, which will include live Q&As on current CPiE issues, webinars on jointly prioritized CPIE issues and involvement in updating training materials.
How to apply?
Please contact Maria Salazar via email (mariacarolina.salazar@tdh
The training and accommodation are free of charge; however, participants are expected to pay their own visa, transportation, and sundry costs. There will be modest funding available to support staff from national/local NGOs.
The Child Protection Area of Responsibility, the Global Partnership to End Violence against Children and UNICEF are co-hosting the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Coordination Workshop with 7 Governments of Western and Central Africa. The workshop will be held on on 19-20 December 2016 in Senegal.
The goal of the workshop is to reinforce and improve the national coordination with a governmental lead / co-lead from the Western and Central African region. The workshop objectives include:
1. Evaluate the impact of the 2015 workshop in analysing the plans of actions and engagements of the seven countries that were there (Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Guinea, DRC, Republic of Congo, and Chad;
2. Identify the available resources for strengthening the coordination for child protection / prevention of violence and the prospects for implementation in 2017;
3. Present the new Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, the Child Protection Area of Responsibility (formerly the Child Protection Working Group) and the lines between the two; and
4. Present technical tools: the Child Protection in Emergencies Coordination Handbook, INSIPE and Volence against Children surveys.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From 14 to 18 November 2016, the Child Protection Area of Responsibility and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action will hold their annual meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. Follow @CPIE_Global for the latest updates. Several of the week’s sessions may be of interest to you. Highlights include:
- The official launch of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and new ways of working
- Advocacy, including child protection in the post-2015 agenda
- The Child Protection Minimum Standards: Implementation and awareness-raising activities
- Assessment, measurement and evidence
- Psychosocial and family interventions
- Child participation
- Community based child protection mechanisms
- Case management
- A UNCHR-led discussion on child protection in refugee settings.
If you would like to attend in person, please complete and return the Registration form > to email@example.com. There is limited financial support available for representatives of local organizations active in the field of child protection in humanitarian action. Please contact Raphael for an application form.
Governments, donors, humanitarian and development practitioners will meet on 23 May in Isbanbul to agree on a multi-stakeholder approach to ending violence against children. The side event “Leaving No Child Unprotected: Child Protection across the Humanitarian and Development Divide” brings together influential speakers from diverse areas of child protection and child rights work. Local child protection workers, governments, NGOs and UN agencies will showcase solutions, grounded in evidence and research. The event will map a compelling agenda to meet Core Responsibilities 3 and 4, as outlined in the Secretary-General’s report, An Agenda for Humanity, by reinforcing national/local systems and transcending the humanitarian/development divide. Monday 23rd May 2016, 11:00am–12:30pm | Room Rumeli Hall 8 Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center, Istanbul, Turkey
The Governments of Canada, Estonia, the Netherlands and Switzerland, in collaboration with the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, ChildFund Alliance, Global March Against Child Labour, Global Partnership to End Violence against Children, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, Plan International, Save the Children, SOS Children’s Villages International, Terre des Hommes, UNICEF, War Child UK and World Vision International.
In 2014, nearly a billion children lived in countries affected by conflict and currently make up more than half of all refugees and nearly half of the world’s displaced population. However, children are often unseen, unheard and unaccounted for; their specific needs left unaddressed. Humanitarian crises can affect a significant proportion of a child’s formative years, impacting their safety, survival, growth and development. When lives are uprooted, the systems working to keep children safe – in their homes, schools and communities – may be undermined or damaged, increasing a child’s vulnerability to all forms of violence and exploitation. Child protection and education interventions continue to be underfunded, even though they are frequently identified by children, parents and caregivers as top priorities in humanitarian crises. This side-event will bring together child rights advocates, child protection actors and supporters who will present solutions, based on evidence and research, and promote innovative partnerships to ensure adequate funding and galvanize support for lifesaving child protection interventions, including interventions to address the worst forms of child labour in humanitarian response mechanisms.
The Child Protection AoR, hosted by Save the Children, will run a CPIE Coordination and Information Management Core Skills Training in June 2016. The aim of the course is to enhance participants' knowledge of CPIE coordination and IM and to provide an opportunity to develop and practice a range of core competencies identified as crucial for Child Protection Sub-cluster Coordinators, Co-Coordinators and Information Managers. The training will be held in Sweden from 3 pm on 13 June 2016 to 5 pm on 18 June 2016. The training will be followed by a CPIE Coordination and IM Retreat for current Coordinators, Co-coordinators and Information Managers from 20-22 June 2016. Those interested in attending the training should complete the application form and send it to Sara Lim (firstname.lastname@example.org), together with a CV, by 15 April 2016.
A Child Protection in Emergencies and Child Protection Minimum Standards training took place in Niger in December 2015. It was organized for members of the child protection working group in-country. If you would like to learn more about the outcomes of the training, please contact: Elizabeth Wardle, Save the Children, elizabeth.wardle (at) savethechildren.org. For further information about organizing or attending similar events, please contact Susan Wisniewski, Terre des hommes, susan.wisniewski (at) tdh.ch and Minja Peuschel, Save the Children, minja.peuschel (at) rb.se, co-chairs of the CPMS Working Group.
A training of trainers workshop on the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action was held in Kiev, Ukraine, from 8-11 December 2015. Supported by the Danish Refugee Council, the workshop gave 22 participants from various local organizations the skills and knowledge to implement the CPMS in their contexts. A plan for the roll-out of the Frontline Responder training across 20 localities in the Ukraine has now been drawn up, and trainings will take place from late Dec 2015 to late March 2016. The Russian translation of the CPMS is currently being finalized: Watch this space!
ToT Date: 25-30 January 2016 Global CPWG is offering a 4 days Training of CPiE Trainers using current CPWG pedagogy and its inter-agency training materials; an additional 1.5 day workshop on facilitating national CPMS strategies. The ToT will be held in French and participants should be able to facilitate in French. For more information please refer to the ToRs. Contact: email@example.com
A regional Child Protection in Emergencies Training of Trainers and Child Protection Minimum Standards workshop is planned to take place in Dakar, Senegal. The call for applications will be sent out in the first week of November. For further information, please contact: Susan Wisniewski, sws (at) tdh.ch; Natalie McCauley, natalie_mccauley (at) hotmail.com; Makiba Yamano, makiba_yamano (at) wvi.org