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Child Protection in Emergencies

Professional Development Programme

The Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme (CPiE PDP) is designed to enhance the skills, knowledge and behaviors required of humanitarian responders across the sector.

This programme aims to empower mid-level child protection professionals from international and national NGOs, as well as governments, to strengthen their child protection response capabilities in both chronic crises and emergency contexts.

The programme combines distance learning and simulation training to ensure maximum impact. Blending theory and hands-on learning, participants have the opportunity to engage with child protection experts and colleagues in the sector as well as take part in a 3-day simulation child protection response. 

Broad topics covered in this extensive programme include child protection risks, principles, strategies, quality response and cross-cutting themes. The programme format, contextualisation and diverse pool of expert facilitators make the programme a truly 360° learning experience.

Each stage of learning is monitored in-line with a transparent assessment framework. There are several graded tasks including: a reflective report, group presentation, capacity strengthening task and case study documentation.

Piloted in South East and East Asia, the programme is now running in the following regions: Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Northern Africa (in Arabic) and East and Southern Africa. The programme will soon be launched in West and Central Africa (in French). 

Asia Pacific CPiE PDP 

71 participants (43 women, 27 men, 1 non-binary person) from 14 different organisations, including 4 national NGOs, participated in Cycle 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the CPiE PDP in the Region. The participants represented 18 countries in Asia and 3 countries in the Pacific.  

For more information about the CPiE PDP in the region, feel free to check out our 2-pager and have a listen to what Romena and  Dilip from Cycle 3 have to say regarding the programme.

Who is it for?

The Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme for Asia, conducted in English, is designed for child protection & child protection in emergencies practitioners from:

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Please note that there are some changes in eligible countries from the previous cycle.

How to apply

Applications are now closed. To find out about the next iterations and how to apply, please visit this site.

Contact us

If you still have questions please contact the Programme Management Team at: CPIEPDP-Asia-Pacific@savethechildren.org

East and Southern Africa CPiE PDP

51 participants (23 women and 28 men) from 25 different organisations, including 11 national NGOs, participated in Cycle 1 and Cycle 2 of the CPiE PDP in the region. The participants represented 11 countries in East Southern Africa (ESA) and one from Nigeria in West Africa.  

For more information about the CPiE PDP in the East and Southern Africa region, feel free to check out our poster and have a listen to what Thandi and Mark from Cycle 1 have to say regarding the programme. In addition, Ransomed and Maria have also shared their experience from Cycle 2.  

Who is it for?

The East and Southern Africa Child Protection Professional Development Programme, conducted in English, is designed for child protection & child protection in emergencies practitioners from: 

Botswana, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. CPiE practitioners from other Anglophone African countries where Save operates will be considered on an availability basis. 

Members of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), UN Agencies and National Non-Governmental Organisations (NNGOs) are eligible to apply. Save the Children country offices and partner organizations are encouraged to apply. 

National NGO staff are strongly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply

Applications are now closed. To find out about the next iterations and how to apply, please visit this site.

Contact us

If you still have questions, please contact the Programme Management Team at: CPIEPDP-ESA@savethechildren.org

Middle East and North Africa CPIE PDP

21 participants (12 women and 9 men) from 9 different organisations (including 3 national organisations and 4 government representatives) participated in Cycle 1 of the CPiE PDP in the Middle East and Eastern Europe region. The participants represented 11 countries in Middle East and Eastern Europe.

For more information about the CPiE PDP in the region, feel free to check what Diler and Asmaa from Cycle 1 have to say regarding the programme.

Who is it for?

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Child Protection Professional Development Programme, conducted in Arabic, is designed for child protection & child protection in emergencies practitioners from: 

Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan, Iraq, occupied Palestinian territories (oPt), Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Sudan, Morocco and Somalia.

Members of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs), UN Agencies and National Non-Governmental Organisations (NNGOs) are eligible to apply. Save the Children country offices and partner organizations are encouraged to apply. 

National NGO staff are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply

Applications are now closed. To find out about the next iterations and how to apply, please visit this site.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact the Programme Management Team at: CPIEPDP-MEEE@savethechildren.org

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Funding

IKEA

This programme is funded by the IKEA Foundation through the Humanitarian Partnership Agreement. We are very grateful for this support.

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