On Monday, January 23 from 15:00-16:00 UTC (16:00-17:00 CET or 10:00-11:00 EST), the Alliance’s Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) Working Group invites you to participate in the webinar “What have we learned from the child protection response in epidemics during the Ebola crisis?”

Andrew Brooks, UNICEF Regional Child Protection Adviser for West and Central Africa, will present the finding of a recently released report “The Child Protection Response to the Ebola Virus Disease Epidemic (2014 – 2015): A Lessons Learned Assessment.” The report looks across the three affected countries – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea – to analyse the degree to which the response was successful in addressing the scale and unique nature of the protection of children and provides key lessons learned and recommendations for the future. Please find the report and executive summary attached in English and note that the French versions should be available and distributed ahead of the webinar.

Alama Toure, Child Protection Officer Terre des hommes Guinea, will present lessons learned from programming on community and family based supports for children in Guinea.

Maggie Zraly, ChildFund Child Protection Advisor, will discuss ChildFund’s programming experience and lessons learned across three countries, focusing on the integration of child protection and health, center-based interim care of children, and collaboration with existing social services for tracing, alternative care, and referral.

There will be time for plenty of discussion of different experiences and how to move forward with the lessons learned to date for future epidemic responses, so please come with your questions and own experiences to share. The webinar will be held primarily in English with one French presentation translated into English. Questions and discussion points can be posed by participants in either French or English.

Please register your participation in the webinar here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7729429684210776322

We look forward to discussing this important topic with you. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Wisniewski, CPMS Working Group co-lead, at sws@tdh.ch.

Download the report

Executive Summary