L&D WG

Led By: Plan International and UNICEF

 

Our Mission

To encourage the growth and professionalisation of the sector, leading with strategic insights on defining priorities for capacity strengthening, partnerships with tertiary-level institutions, and the provision of holistic, equitable, and accessible approaches to sharing capacity, skills, and knowledge within the sector.

2021 – 2023 Learning and Development (L&D) Working Group Objectives

Learning and Development is approached in a strategic, competency-based and structured way to ensure quality and relevance for CPHA practitioners;

CPHA actors benefit from increased access to learning and development opportunities at global, regional and national levels;

CPHA practitioners have increased opportunities to share learning through convened events and communities; Increased cooperation with tertiary level institutions and improved access to tertiary level education for CPHA practitioners;

Other Working Groups and Task Forces of the Alliance are supported in the development and roll-out of quality capacity strengthening activities.

Latest News

“ASK THE ALLIANCE AND FRIENDS” EVENT FOR THE 2022 WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

Where: https://changemakersforchildren.community/CPHA-community When: 13 June 2022, 8:00 - 9:00 BST/ 9:00 - 10:00 CEST/15:00 - 16:00 HK/ 11:00 - 12:00 EAT Who: Simon Hills and Silvia Oñate from the Child Labour Task Force and Hayat Osseiran, Senior Child Labour Expert MENA region What: The 2022 World Day Against Child Labour is June Sunday 12th, 2022 with the theme of Universal Social Protection...

Updates from the L&D Working Group - April 2022

Find the L&D Working Group Updates for Apirl 2022 below: New Video! We have developed a new short video on the CPHA Competency Framework. Watch here! We want to hear from you - Tertiary Learning Research! We are exploring ways to further our cooperation with tertiary learning institutions. If you have completed a tertiary course that was run in cooperation with NGOs or UN agencies, we would like...

Updates from the L&D Working Group

Freshly translated! In an effort to make all Learning and Development Working Group products accessible to a greater audience over the last few weeks of 2021 we were able to translate: The CPHA Competency Framework in Spanish and French! Available here! Arabic is still missing and if you are able to help on a pro bono basis please get in touch through: learning@alliancecpha.org The CPHA Frontliner...

News | Official Launch of the NEW Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Community of Practice

The Alliance and the Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility are thrilled to announce that the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) Community of Practice is now LIVE!! The community is an online space for CPHA practitioners to connect, communicate, and share updates, resources, and experiences to reach better protection outcomes for children. The community: Is open and welcoming...

New resources from the L&D Working Group

Reminders! In September 2021 the L&D Working Group released a comprehensive set of learning resources on adapting programming in the Context of COVID-19. All resources are available in English, French, Spanish and Arabic and include: Learning modules for face to face and remote delivery (Transitioning to remote case management, case management via phone, delivering training remotely, CAAFAG...

Resources

CPHA Community of Practice

Holding Hands Photo
The Alliance and the Global Child Protection Area of Responsibility are thrilled to host the Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA) Community of Practice! The community is an online space for CPHA practitioners to connect, communicate, and share updates, resources, and experiences to reach better protection outcomes for children. The community: Is open and welcoming to all child protection...

Guidance | CPHA Frontliner Getting Started Learning Package

Poster
The Alliance L&D Working Group is thrilled to announce that the CPHA Frontliner Getting Started Learning Package has been finalized and replaces the CPMS Working Group’s 2014 Frontline Workers package! This package has been designed to rapidly onboard new team members in the wake of a new emergency or crisis and aims to ensure that frontline workers are introduced to the minimum competencies to...

L&D Working Group Strategy 2021-23

For the 2021-2023 strategy, the Alliance will place greater emphasis on its capacity strengthening, learning, and development function. This elevated status is grounded in the acknowledgement of the importance of capacity strengthening efforts in the delivery of high-quality and robust programmes across the many contexts where child protection programmes are delivered.

L&D Working Group Strategy Infographic

Infographic preview
View the L&D WG Strategy Infographic!

Learning and Development Toolkit

Cover
The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action L&D Toolkit has been developed by the Learning and Development Working Group to support the design and delivery of learning events. The toolkit has primarily been developed for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action practitioners who are involved in designing and delivering capacity building activities, but who are not learning and...

Case Studies | COVID-19 Capacity Building Adaptation

Cover
This collection of case studies, collected by the Alliance L&D Working Group, identifies promising practices and innovative ways to provide remote skills-building opportunities in the context of COVID-19. The examples highlight how child protection practitioners have adjusted traditional approaches to training to meet the capacity building needs of frontline workers, youth and caregivers within...

Spotlight: Using Digital Platforms for Remote Programming Safely

Check out the L&D Youtube Channel Youtube

Learning Series: Using Digital Platforms for Remote Programming Safely

Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaption Series, Ep 4: Adapting Case Management in the Context of COVID-19 - One Year On!

Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaptation Series, Ep 1: Innovative Approaches to Awareness Raising

Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaptation Series, Ep 3: Life Skills Adaptations during COVID-19

Podcast | COVID-19 Programme Adaptation Series, Ep 2: Integrating Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Programming during COVID-19

Using Digital Platforms for Remote Programming Safely: YouTube and Facebook

Using Digital Platforms for Remote Programming Safely: WhatsApp and Signal

Using Digital Platforms for Remote Programming Safely: Skype, Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams

Evidence-based Programming: Video discussion

Webinars

Webinar | CPHA CPHA Community of Practice - Live Induction Session [French]

Register via this Zoom link. How to make the most of the new CPHA Community of Practice! Have you been wondering about our new community? Would you like some tips on navigating the platform? Would you like the chance to ask your burning questions? Join us for a live session on making the most of the CPHA community! An English language session will be also be held on Wednesday 19 January from 2:00...

Webinar | CPHA Community of Practice - Live Induction Session [English]

Register via this Zoom link. How to make the most of the new CPHA Community of Practice! Have you been wondering about our new community? Would you like some tips on navigating the platform? Would you like the chance to ask your burning questions? Join us for a live session on making the most of the CPHA community! A French language session will be also be held on Wednesday 19 January from 3:00 -...

Webinar | Child Protection Mainstreaming in Health Facilities: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Register via this Zoom link. The Alliance L&D Working Group is pleased to invite you to join a webinar on Child Protection and Health integration and programming adaptations during COVID-19 crisis. During the webinar you will hear from practitioners on adaptations made to mainstream child protection in health facilities in the context of COVID-19 challenges encountered and recommendations for key...

Webinar | Adapting CAAFAG Programing in the Context of COVID-19: One Year On

Register via this Zoom link. The Alliance L&D Working Group and CAAFAG Task Force are pleased to invite you to join a webinar on CAAFAG programming adaptations during COVID-19 crisis. The webinar will take place on Wednesday 8 September, 15.00-16.00 CEST. During the webinar we will be hearing from practitioners on adaptations made to CAAFAG programming in the context of COVID-19, challenges...

Webinar | Case Management during COVID-19: One Year On

Register via this Zoom link. More than a year has passed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the Alliance L&D Working Group and the Case Management Task Force invites a webinar on case management adaptations during COVID-19 crisis. Join us to reflect together with a panel of case management practitioners on how we have progressively adapted to the COVID-19 context. What worked...

Webinar | Life Skills Adaptations during COVID-19

Register via this Zoom link. The L&D Working Group of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action invites you to join a webinar on Life Skills Adaptations during COVID-19. This Webinar will present two country-level adaptations and one online adaptation of life skills training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Life skills programming remains a critical element of child protection work in...

Webinar | Integrating Child Protection and Education in Emergencies Programming during COVID-19

Register via this Zoom link. The Alliance L&D Working Group the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) invite you to join a webinar on collaboration between Child Protection and Education in Emergencies actors during COVID-19. This webinar will present new research from the Alliance and INEE on integrated CP-EiE programming and country-level experiences. The presentations will...

Webinar | Innovative Approaches to Awareness Raising during COVID-19

Register via this Zoom link. The Alliance L&D Working Group invites you to join this webinar on Innovative Approaches to Awareness Raising during COVID-19. This webinar is the first in a series of L&D Webinars to continue to support the protection of children during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will hold this webinar series every Thursday until July! We look forward to your participation!

Webinar | Developing and Using Case Studies for CPiE Training Purposes

Using the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) mainstreaming case studies (and facilitators guide), Samantha Newman shared her professional experience of developing and using case studies specifically for training child protection workers in humanitarian settings in this webinar.

Webinar | Sexual Violence and Exploitation of Boys in Humanitarian Settings

A panel explores the latest learning on sexual violence and exploitation of boys in humanitarian settings. The webinar includes discussion on how to get more comfortable addressing the topic during trainings and community outreach sessions.

Webinar | Engaging Humanitarian Learners - Strengthening child protection within environments of compounded stress

This lively discussion led by colleagues from the Global Trauma Project looked at helping workshop participants transition from front-line, overstretched humanitarian workers to learners for a day (or week). It included lots of tips, examples, and resources.

Learning and Development Working Group Leads

Elena Giannini, UNICEF

Katie Robertson, Plan International