The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action has launched a series of webinars. If your role includes building the capacity of staff, partners and local actors to protect girls and boys in an emergency, it may be of interest to you!

Drawing from expertise within the sector and from external sources, the webinars aim to be informative and lively discussions on topics of our day. Most of them will focus on training approaches (e.g. case studies, distance learning, mapping); however, a few will provide updates on technical areas (e.g. sexual violence against children with disabilities; sexual violence against boys). We will keep you informed as the new sessions are announced.

The majority of the webinars will be in English; however, we are working with Alliance members to host some in French, Spanish & Arabic. All sessions will be recorded, so you can look for them on the Alliance’s YouTube channel within a month of the event.

If you have ideas for a topic and/or a suggested speaker, please contact joannawedge (at)

En français: L’Alliance pour la protection de l’enfance en action humanitaire lance une série de webinaires. Si votre rôle consiste à renforcer la capacité du personnel, des partenaires et des acteurs locaux à protéger les filles et les garçons en cas d’urgence, cette série peut vous intéresser!

S’appuyant sur l’expertise du secteur et des sources externes, les webinaires visent à être des discussions informatives et animées. La plupart d’entre eux se concentreront sur les approches de formation (par exemple, études de cas, apprentissage à distance, cartographie); cependant, quelques-uns fourniront des mises à jour sur les domaines techniques (par exemple, la violence sexuelle contre les enfants handicapés, la violence sexuelle contre les garçons). Nous vous tiendrons au courant des nouvelles sessions annoncées.

La majorité des webinaires seront en anglais; cependant, nous travaillons avec les membres de l’Alliance pour accueillir certains en français, espagnol et arabe. Toutes les sessions seront enregistrées, afin que vous puissiez les rechercher sur la chaîne youtube de l’Alliance un mois après l’événement.

Si vous avez des idées pour un sujet et / ou un interlocuteur suggéré, veuillez contacter joannawedge (at)

1. WEBINAR: Sexual Violence against children with disabilities

Sofia Hedjam – regional coordinator for Handicap International‘s Great Lakes operations – will present the latest evidence on sexual violence against children with disabilities, plus share promising programme initiatives and tips for training a wide range of actors. After the presentation, there will be time for questions and sharing your experiences.

While this webinar series is targeted to CPiE managers and consultants who are responsible for building capacity, it will appeal to a wider audience in development, human resources, public health, etc. We do hope you can join us.

Tuesday 16 May at 11 am (UTC) / 1 pm (CEST) / 2 pm (EAT)

This session will be held in ENGLISH. Please note it will be in French later the same day.

2. WEBINAIRE : La violence sexuelle contre les enfants handicapés

Sofia Hedjam, conseillère régionale d’Handicap International dans la région de grand lacs, présentera la recherche récente sur le sujet. En plus elle partagera les initiatives du programme et des conseils de formation pour une variété des acteurs. Apres la présentation, il y aura du temps pour des questions et échange d’expérience.

Même si le webinar est destiné aux managers ou consultants spécialiste en protection de l’enfance, il servira également au public qui travaille dans les secteurs du développement, ressources humaines, santé publique, etc. Nous espérons que vous allez nous rejoindre.

mardi le 16 mai 14h (UTC) / 15 h (WAT)

Ce webinaire sera en francaisVeuillez noter qu’il va se dérouler en anglais plus tot le meme jour.

3. WEBINAR: Case studies as a training tool

Join us for an engaging session on developing and using case studies as an effective training tool with CPIE workers. Our guest speaker is Samantha Newman, consultant in protection, child protection and human rights, and author of the recent CPMS mainstreaming case studies. Amongst other topics, Ms Newman will discuss purposes for devising case studies which are aimed at achieving different goals, how to ensure that learning objectives are clear and realizable, tips on effective writing styles and approaches, and skills to effectively facilitate case study discussion.Throughout she will highlight the particularities of our CPiE workforce. There will also be time to ask questions and exchange ideas.

Thursday 25 May at 11am (UTC) / 2pm (EAT) / 7 pm (ICT)

The session will be held in ENGLISH.

4. WEBINAR: Creating and implementing CPiE Learning and Development strategies

We often rush our capacity-building efforts and end up with stand-alone trainings. Embedding workshops, coaching and other efforts into a well-designed strategy ensures both better learning and use of resources. Whether you are working within just one agency or want to develop an inter-agency approach to improve CPiE capacity, this webinar is for you. Natalie McCauley – who developed the CPWG L&D tools – will lead the session. She will discuss components of a Learning & Development strategy, provide tips for its creation and implementation, share case studies from different contexts, tackle funding challenges, and more. There will be plenty of time for your questions and experience. Please join us for what we anticipate will be an informative and lively webinar!

Monday 5 June at 8 am EDT / noon UTC / 3pm ADT

The session will be held in ENGLISH.

5. Mapping as a learning tool

Claire O’Kane – global consultant in the participation and protection of children – will review a range of mapping tools to improve protection outcomes for girls and boys. They will include body mapping, community risk and resource map, and power mapping. After the presentation, there will be time for questions and sharing of experience.

Wednesday June 7 at 1pm (UTC) / 3pm (CEST)

The session will be held in ENGLISH.

6. WEBINAR: Engaging the humanitarian learner: Strengthening child protection actors within environments of compounded stress

Humanitarian settings are environments that are stressed, under-resourced, and dealing with major challenges such as conflict, insecurity, epidemics or famine. Working to protect children poses additional challenges. How does operating under such ongoing stress affect one’s ability to learn and use that learning? How can the principles of trauma-informed theory and experiential learning strengthen your team’s capacity?

Join us for a discussion on building the capacity of child protection workers in emergencies. Anita Shankar and Ilya Yacevich (Global Trauma Project) will share their highlights and challenges of incorporating trauma-informed, adult-learning principles into humanitarian settings, most recently through a National Healing Initiative in South Sudan. Discussion will focus on how to embed the concepts of safety, self-regulation, identity, connection, and empowerment into learning initiatives. The presentation will explore relevant research on adult learning, reflect on experiences, and identify strategies for stregthening child protection capacity within humanitarian settings. The webinar is appropriate for those new to humanitarian work, as well as seasoned professionals.

Friday 9 June at 8 am EDT / noon UTC / 3pm EAT

The session will be held in ENGLISH.

7. Webinar: Sexual violence and exploitation of boys in humanitarian settings: recent research and training approaches

This webinar is aimed at seasoned CPiE personnel and will be a chance for them to learn more about the latest research and training approaches on sexual violence and exploitation against boys in humanitarian settings. At the Alliance’s recent, global TOT, trainers from across the globe and in the full spectrum of humanitarian settings raised it as one of their top challenges.

The presenters will be Suhail Abualsameed (independent consultant) and Chris Dolan (Refugee Law Project in Uganda). Kindly send in your questions in advance, so we can tailor (as far as possible) the session to your interests.

Thursday June 15 at 10am EDT / 2pm UTC / 5pm EAT

The session will be held in ENGLISH.