The CPMS and Learning and Development Working Groups are looking forward to the next joint training of trainers and CPMS facilitators. The event is hosted by World Vision: just one way that Alliance members contribute to making this an enriched learning experience for all. After a highly competitive process, 23 participants were selected from 15 countries (a mix of staff from local and international NGOs, UN agencies and independent consultants). We look forward to welcoming them to the global Community of Practice for trainers. For details, contact Joanna Wedge or Natalie McCauley (
The Alliance webinar series continues with a 3-part initiative to strengthen child protection in emergency staff’s knowledge and skills on coaching. The first is February 20, 11 am UTC. Register here. The 2nd and 3rd webinars will focus on skill-building and practice. To participate in subsequent sessions, you must attend the first webinar.

We continue to explore an Arabic language webinar series. If you have any ideas or questions, please contact Joanna Wedge.

The CPMS Working Group is developing a prototype e-course to be used for self-guided learning or as a precursor for general child protection in emergencies workshops (Face-Face or online). There are three components: Introduction to CPMS; Principles and Approaches; and the Standards themselves (with 3 examples). If you and/or your agency would be interested in piloting it (mid-March to mid-April), please contact Joanna Wedge.

A short animated film on the CPMS is coming in May! It is intended to be used to induct newly hired staff with little to no humanitarian experience (with an emphasis on local NGO workers). It will build off the success of This is Samira: think along the lines of “This is Samira’s worker”!  If you would like to be part of the piloting process (April-May), please contact Joanna Wedge.