In 2010, Alliance members came together to agree on a capacity building strategy for the sector. Humanitarian response reviews, as well as the CPWG Annual Survey, repeatedly highlight both the need to develop the pool of high quality, deployable child protection personnel, and to develop the child protection capacity of frontline staff at the national level.
The Alliance’s Learning and Development Working Group coordinates efforts to build capacity and plays an important role in capacity needs analysis – understanding and mapping learning and development in the global child protection in emergencies sector, and planning for the future.
The Alliance’s 2016-2017 work plan sets out three objectives for the Learning and Development Working Group:
- Develop, promote and distribute agreed products and processes to build capacity of child protection actors including those working with governments and communities.
- Increase the number of humanitarian staff who are trained to deliver and support child protection in humanitarian settings.
- Build on the post-graduate diploma project, including through tertiary education uptake of and contribution to expertise including further studies and research.
The Learning and Development Working Group has developed a series of training packages. Many are available in multiple languages.