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International networks

PartnerConnection/GoalAdded value
Child Protection Working Group (CPWG, UN Cluster) GenevaCPWG member since 2009. Active participation and leadership in several task forces related to standard setting, learning and advocacy.Key strategic platform for all child protection developments and actors in the humanitarian field. Provides link to UN clusters and gives access to coordinated interagency learning initiatives and training opportunities. On one hand this improves the quality of War Child interventions and thereby the effects on children. On the other hand, we can directly communicate violations of the rights of children in our programmes at the UN level.
Education International ConferenceSince 2012, with the aim to promote and communicate about innovations in ICT and education.War Child is recognised as an important agency in ICT, education and innovation. Opportunities for collaboration on research projects, funding, etc. By innovating War Child can increase its impact on the lives of children and reach more children.
Inter-agency Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE)Member since 2006. Exchange of knowledge and experience. War Child was invited to participate as resource expert in the Teaching & Learning Initiative, and the working group on Minimum Standards.War Child’s expertise in psychosocial support and education are regarded by INEE as a very relevant addition to the work of other members. War Child is regularly invited to expert panels. By sharing expertise and lessons learnt, we can improve the quality of our interventions and interventions of other organisations. Better quality interventions result in greater impact on the lives of children.
Inter-Agency Standing Committee: Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)Member since 2010. The Reference Group follows up on the implementation of the Guidelines on MHPSS.Networking, positioning, collaboration, learning, exchange of information.
Inter-agency working group on child-friendly materialsJoint development and publication of a series of multilingual child and youth friendly leaflets on child rights instruments.Wide dissemination with global stakeholders such as UNICEF, Office of the Special Representative of the United Nation’s Secretary General on Children and Armed Conflict, Save the Children, and at national level in country offices.
Keeping Children Safe Coalition Member since 2006. Coalition increases safeguards for children through improved child protection policies and practice within the agencies and authorities that work with children.Access to key actors in child protection and child safety and state of the art international good practice.Access to key training opportunities for War Child staff.
People in AidMember since 2004. Network gathers knowledge and develops policy regarding human resource management in the development field and organises training courses.Provides HR tools and information regarding human resource management in programme countries.
Violence against Children group, NetherlandsMember since 2009. Emerged out of the Millennium Schokland Akkoorden. Multidisciplinary platform between academia, policy makers and NGOs for knowledge sharing and influencing policy.Access to key child protection actors in the Netherlands and to the platform that specifically follows up recommendations of the UN Study on Violence against Children and related protection issues with the Dutch government.
Partos, NetherlandsMember since 2006. Knowledge exchange between organisations focusing on international development cooperation.Cooperation started on PM&E requirements under MFS II. Member of working group on PM&E.Provides an opportunity for a professional and open exchange with other like-minded organisations. Leading role of Partos in joint evaluation under MFS II gives way to a renewed partnership between War Child and Partos. Learn from other member organisations to improve War Child’s own practice, especially in planning, monitoring and evaluation (PM&E).
CHILD RIGHTS CONNECT: Focus Group Children Affected by Armed Conflict; Sub-group to the Working Group Violence and Children of Child Rights ConnectLobby Geneva based Human Rights Mechanisms on the broader definition of children affected by armed conflict beyond child soldiers aloneProvides leverage with Office of the SRSG on CAAC. Establishes War Child as knowledgeable organisation on CAAC.
WatchlistLobby the Working Group of the Security Council on CAAC: inputting to the MRM on the 6 gravest violationsProvides influence to UN SG reports on CAAC; bringing relevant issue to the attention of member states
Global Coalition to Protect Education from AttackAttacks on schoolsSupports War Child Campaign on the issue

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