June 15, 2017 Webinar: “Adapting to Learn, Learning to Adapt”: Considerations for Child Protection Systems Strengthening in Emergencies
Systems strengthening is becoming a dominant paradigm for many child protection actors. In spite of prevailing support, the conceptualization of a “systems strengthening approach” remains an area of continued discussion, contestation, and consensus building. Various studies have indicated ongoing challenges in implementing and realizing systems strengthening approaches in practice. Co-hosted by the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, whose Systems Strengthening and Disaster Risk Reduction Task Force was co-led by the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Network and Plan International, this webinar presented key learning and considerations for practitioners who want to think about what “child protection systems strengthening” might mean for those working in humanitarian settings. Presenters included Pia Vraalsen, an associate at Child Frontiers, and Mark Canavera, associate director of the CPC Learning Network. The webinar took place on June 15, 2017.