Building capacity of CPHA practitioners

to respond in times of COVID-19

We worked together to respond to COVID-19.

COVID-19 is caused by the novel coronavirus, which began in late 2019 in China and quickly spread to the rest of the world. Its impact has created a global health and economic crisis.

Plan International USA, as the co-lead of the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, lead a learning and developing initiative to ensure practitioners of child protect in humanitarian action were equipped to adapt programming in the context of COVID-19.

What did we do?

With funding of $657,339 from USAID/OFDA, the project:

  1. Developed essential learning and development resources on the protection of children during COVID-19; and
  2. Increased opportunities to exchange and share innovative program practices for child protection practitioners at global, regional, and national levels.

The project aimed to use virtual methods to share resources and build capacity, such as Massive Open Online Courses, while also ensuring that in-person trainings were available where they were feasible or where internet connections were not guaranteed.

This award built on Plan’s success implementing the Community-level Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, which developed capacity building packages for practitioners and a field guide of approaches to child protection in humanitarian action.


You can find all work produced by this project here.


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