Alliance members benefit from close contact and collaboration with a global network of humanitarian and development professionals, various training opportunities and access to a wide range of tools and guidelines to support child protection activities in emergency settings. Core members form the Alliance’s Steering Committee.
There are three ways to join the Alliance:
1. General Members: all NGOs (local, national, regional and international), community and faith-based organizations, UN agencies, networks, partnerships, non-governmental donors, academic and learning institutions can become general members of the Alliance.
General members will be invited to participate in quarterly calls, webinars, annual meetings and other events organized by the Alliance. General members can join Working Groups or Task Forces, and they can lead Task Forces. They will receive new products (guidelines, tool kits, training materials…) and regular updates on child protection in humanitarian action worldwide. Priority places will be allocated to general members in capacity-building activities.
General members will be recognized as such on the Alliance website and can declare their affiliation with the Alliance on their communication materials. They can also apply to become Core Members and participate in the Alliance’s governance.
General members are encouraged to use and promote interagency standards, guidelines and tools in their field operations. In particular, they should institutionalize the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action.
2. Associate members: all individuals (including independent consultants) and governments (including governmental donors) can be associate members of the Alliance. Organizations that do not directly work in child protection, but work in a related field, can also be associate members.
Associate members enjoy all the same benefits and advantages as general members, except: a) their membership of the Working Groups and Task Forces should be approved by the leads agencies of those groups; b) they cannot lead any Working Group or Task Force; and c) they cannot become Core Members.
Associate members are encouraged to use and promote interagency standards, guidelines and tools produced by the Alliance throughout their work.
3. Core members: Core members form the Alliance’s Steering Committee. The number of core members is limited to 21. General members can apply to become core members. General members who are interested in becoming core members should contact the Alliance’s Coordinator, Hani Mansourian at (hmansourian (at) unicef.org). We are particularly encouraging local and national NGOs to apply for core membership.
Core members will be invited to all the Alliance’s meetings. All major decisions, inculcating governance structure, formation and termination of Working Groups and Task Forces, approval of Alliance products, etc. is made by the representatives of Core members at the Steering Committee. Core members can lead the Working Groups.
Core members are expected to use and promote Alliance products. They should dedicate at least two working days/month of one senior child protection staff member’s time to the Alliance.