Newsletter, March 2016

From 25-28 January, a Child Protection in Emergencies "Training of Trainers" workshop was held in Dakar, Senegal.
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The global Child Protection Working Group says goodbye and thank you to Katy Barnett, Coordinator 2010-2016

Katy is stepping down as CPWG Coordinator after more than six years in the role, in order to take up a new post in UNICEF's Middle East and North Africa Regional Office in Amman, Jordan, as Coordinator of the No Lost Generation Initiative. When asked what she would miss most about the CPWG, Katy responded that the enormous levels of commitment would be hard to beat -- giving the example of the CPMS, which were written entirely through a collaborative process of contributions from members, who put organizational positions and priorities aside to achieve a common goal. When asked what she was most looking forward to in her new role, Katy said that she was curious to know what it was like to be on the receiving end of all those CPWG emails and updates...  

Around the World

Goodbye and thank you! Fiamma Rupp
Fiamma was part of the CPWG team in Geneva from March 2014 to March 2016, working primarily on the OFDA-funded ‘CPiE Situation and Response Monitoring Toolkit and Guidance’ project. The project aimed to strengthen the child protection sub-cluster monitoring framework. The project was two-tiered: (1) Field monitoring support in emergencies remotely and in country for two years to refine, adjust and/ or establish systematic situation and response monitoring frameworks in their child protection sub-clusters, and (2) Development of a child protection situation and response monitoring toolkit and guidance for humanitarian settings. 

Placing Protection at the Centre of Humanitarian Action, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

On 23 February, a panel discussion on the importance of "Placing Protection at the Centre of Humanitarian Action" was held in Brussels, co-organized by members of the European Parliament, Enrique Guerrero Salom and Charles Goerens, and 19 UN agencies. With growing consensus around the need to focus on protection as the overarching purpose of humanitarian action, humanitarian actors, including the Child Protection Working Group, took the opportunity to present what protection means in today's humanitarian response, how it can be operationalized effectively, and how it can influence strategies as well as the definition of priorities for response.

Learning and Development Task Force

The CPWG Learning and Development Working Group hosted a webinar on Child Safeguarding in Humanitarian settings, together with Child Safe Horizons. The webinar was held on 10/12/2015 and over 40 professionals participated. The training had a special focus on how Child Safeguarding fits into the Child Protection Minimum Standards and how to apply best practice across all emergency programming. 

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By the end of the webinar, participants understood the difference between Child Protection and Child Safeguarding; where Child Safeguarding fits within the CPMS; how to apply Child Safeguarding to CPiE programming, and the importance of Child Safeguarding across all humanitarian programming.

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Webinar on Child Safeguarding in Humanitarian Settings (CPWG Learning and Development Task Force and Child Safe Horizons).

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New publications available at

Programme Cycle Management: How to incorporate the CPMS into all aspects of the programme cycle. Read now >

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