May 2023: Congratulations to the participants and organisers from the HLA, AICS, Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, and Daystar University.
New child protection learning package for entry to mid-level practitioners getting ready to respond to upcoming crises.
We were delighted to recently collaborate with Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action to support the roll-out of the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action – Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPHA – CPMS) learning package in Nairobi, Kenya.
In May 2023, our East and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Centre – together with our Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme Manager based in Jordan – worked in partnership with Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and Daystar University to deliver this learning package comprising a five-day face-to-face training session in Nairobi.
The training was attended by 24 participants working in the field of child protection in various organisations, including local and international humanitarian and development organisations, academia as well as government officials from Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Cameroon, and Somalia.
The Child Protection in Humanitarian Action – Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPHA – CPMS) learning package is designed to help build entry to mid-level skills and knowledge of child protection in humanitarian contexts, getting ready to respond to upcoming crises. The package is designed to be implemented in a flexible way in diverse humanitarian and learning settings.
It aims to strengthen participants’ awareness of their own role in preventing and responding to child protection risks through sectoral and inter-sectoral interventions in humanitarian contexts, in line with Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) and guiding principles.
The training featured a series of interactive and immersive workshops facilitated by Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, HLA, Save the Children International and Daystar University.
Elena Giannini, Focal Point – Learning and Development Working Group from The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action said:
“When contextualised and used with the support of local actors the CPHA-CPMS Learning programme can be a great tool to better prepare practitioners to prevent and respond to violence abuse and neglect of children in humanitarian contexts.
We hope to be able to replicate the learning experience soon in cooperation with partners from a variety of contexts.”
Rola Makhadmeh, HLA Regional Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme Manager (MENA), remarked:
“The CPHA-CPMS learning package training was a great initiative to strengthen the awareness among child protection practitioners of the Child Protection Minimum Standards, and a tool to build the knowledge and skills for preventing and responding to child protection risks in humanitarian contexts.”
Looking to the future, plans are underway to pilot the CPHA-CPMS training programme in Arabic for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to support the Türkiye and Syria humanitarian response.