Plan International, as the co-lead of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (The Alliance), is implementing this 24-month project to improve knowledge and inform practices for child protection in humanitarian actions (CPHA) worldwide. The project seeks to do the following:
- Provide a better understanding of the role of community volunteers, para-social workers, and traditional mechanisms in the delivery of formalized case management services, and develop effective, evidence-supported guidance and tools that support best practices among community child protection actors; and
- Develop a comprehensive prevention framework to address the root causes of violence (including abuse, neglect, and exploitation) against children before it occurs.
The two components of this project acknowledge the vital role that community members play in protecting children in emergencies by preventing harm and serving as first responders to their acute needs when violence has occurred.
The project will aim to strengthen the CPHA community’s collective knowledge in these areas, provide key resources to inform interventions, and improve the capacity of practitioners to design and deliver effective community case management and prevention approaches.
The project will seek to draw learnings from other sectors, such as health and early recovery, to promote learning and increased sustainability of community-based child protection interventions beyond the humanitarian crisis setting.More
- USAID’s Office of United States Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
- Project Start Date
- September 2019
- Project End Date
- September 2021
- Technical Areas Covered
- Child Protection; Research; Disaster Risk Management (DRM)