The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action defined its strategic priorities for the period 2018−2020 through extensive consultation with local, national, regional and international humanitarian actors. The three main priorities are integrated programming, evidence-based programming and localization. The two secondary priorities are prevention and the strengthening of child protection workforce capacity. These priorities will guide our work over the next three years and hopefully bring us closer to our vision of a world in which children are protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence in humanitarian settings. We count on your participation to help us achieve our vision and to support the child protection practitioners who work tirelessly in humanitarian contexts to support the care, protection and wellbeing of girls and boys. We look forward to partnering with you!
The evolution of the Child Protection Working Group (CPWG) from an idea to a reputable institution from 2006 to 2016, has shown that interagency collaboration is a more efficient and effective path to protecting children in humanitarian settings. The development of the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action illustrated that the whole of our efforts is greater than the sum of our individual efforts. While challenging, interagency work often leads to higher quality products and prevents duplication and waste of scarce resources.
The newly launched Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (the Alliance) is committed to maintaining the spirit of collaboration that existed within the CPWG community. At the same time, in line with the Grand Bargain, the Alliance will make deliberate efforts to encourage active involvement of local, national and regional child protection actors in the Alliance’s governance and its working groups and task forces.
We at the Alliance believe that the unprecedented scale of children affected by conflict and natural disaster can only be tackled if the entire child protection sector is technically strong and operationally united. And this is where we are headed with your support.