In this newsletter you will find a round-up of CPC news, highlights from the recent work of our faculty affiliates, learning opportunities, and relevant vacancies.
We would like to call your attention to the recently launched Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Protection of Children in Humanitarian Settings. The course was designed by CPC co-director Mark Canavera, senior research associate Tina Fischer, and faculty affiliate Mike Wessells. The MOOC examines how children’s social environments at different levels, such as the family, community and societal levels, influence children’s adversity, development, and resilience. Course participants will engage in critical thought about current international child protection practice and how to strengthen it. This course is aimed at child protection practitioners who work internationally in humanitarian settings and is also designed for those who want to learn more about, or start working in, the sector.
Last week we helped host a consultation for the Global Coalition for the Reintegration of Child Soldiers, put on by the Office of the Special Representative for Children and Armed conflict and UNICEF. The consultation was one in a series of consultations with global academia, local and international NGOs, financing experts, UN/international organization and former child solders/children affected by armed conflict who will contribute to new innovative ideas to enable all children, formerly associated with armed forces and armed groups, to access the short-and long-term services they need to fully reintegrate into society and contribute to a lasting and sustainable peace.
On June 24-25, CPC, co-chair of the INSPIRE Working Group, was proud to partner with the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children and Government of the Republic of Uganda on the first INSPIRE Implementation Jamboree to advance evidence-based action to end violence against children. Over 150 participants from 20 countries convened in Kampala to learn about the INSPIRE package (content, implementation, and adaptation), meet and exchange with experts and frontline implementers, develop a better understanding of implementation needs, and apply knowledge gained to implement an INSPIRE intervention(s). Please click here for the meeting report!
Finally, we invite you to read the recently launched 2017-2018 report from the AfriChild Center. The center, co-founded in collaboration with the CPC Learning Network, is a child focused multidisciplinary research institution based at Makerere University in Uganda.The report looks at the Center’s efforts to generate evidence, improve policies and build capacity to improve the well-being of children and families in Uganda. Click here to read the report and learn more about the AfriChild Center and its many accomplishments.
We hope that you will find the information in this issue useful and interesting. As always, feel free to send us any updates that you would like us to share with the network.