Education in Emergencies (EiE) and Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) actors work side-by-side to respond to the needs of children and youth affected by emergencies, crises and forced displacement. The complementarity of education and child protection is well recognised since education can be protective and child protection actors can support children and youth to access education and improved educational outcomes. However, the full potential that a collaborative approach across these two sectors could offer to children and youth has yet to be fully explored.
The Alliance and the INEE came together in October 2018 in a joint Roundtable focused on addressing barriers to collaboration with a set of recommendations produced. Through ongoing conversations between the INEE and the Alliance it has become clear that there is a need to converge efforts between the sectors.
An Advisory Group is being convened to:
- Lead the development of a position paper on the complementarity of the two sectors
- Develop a user-friendly programming framework for joint and integrated programming across Child Protection and Education in humanitarian settings
- Field-test the framework in diverse contexts and incorporate lessons learned into the material
- Build on existing tools and materials, developing joint training materials for Child Protection and Education in Humanitarian Settings to increase linkages between sectors
The Alliance and the INEE have appointed Mark Chapple as the consultant to take this work forward. Mark has over 14 years’ experience managing large-scale programmes with major international NGOs, primarily on Education in Emergencies, but also programme development and quality. Most recently he was the Head of No Lost Generation covering education, child protection and youth engagement across the Syria response region. Prior to international work, Mark was teaching in one of the most deprived areas of the UK, giving him first-hand experience of the power of education to transform the lives of children and young people.
We welcome Mark and are privileged to have his expertise in leading this new Advisory Group.
You can contact him at email@example.com.