Is this forum moving in the right direction ? #Learning


Tamo Wagener
 

Please take two minutes to fill this anonymous questionnaire. It will defenitely help, even if you feel you have not been very active on the Forum. Thank you! Perrine, Tamo for the CP AoR


Perrine Corcuff
 
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Hi everyone,
a quick line to thank members who already (and so quickly!) responded to the short Survey exploring your views and expectations from this Forum on CP and COVID-19 and gathering your ideas and thoughts on the direction it should take in the future. As Tamo mentioned, all responses are welcome and will help shaping the most useful and relevant Forum for all members.
Wishing all a nice week-end!
Perrine


Helmi Anam
 

Since I have been working in the field of child protection since 2017, I did not expect that in 2020 some non-profit non-governmental organizations that work in the field of child protection will be closed?
Is there a plan for 2021 to rehabilitate local non-governmental and not-for-profit institutions working in the field of child protection from an operational and technical point of view?
Because stopping it will bring disaster to society in my country, Yemen, and in the world as well, due to conflicts and wars, and most importantly, the Corona 19 pandemic

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Human rights
Helmi  Ana'am
+967 773216190

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Karama Foundation for Protection and Social Rehabilitation - Yemen


Méschac NAKANYWENGE
 

The same goes for Congo-Kinshasa, my country.

Bonne santé à vous
Pour l'UPDDHE/GL
Coordinateur National
Méschac NAKANYWENGE
UPDDHE/GL-DRC-
Point Focal du Réseau C4C/RDC
Président du CBCN/NORD-KIVU
Acteur PSEA, DDH-E et PEACE BUILDING en RDC
B.P 73 Goma
Site Web: www.upddhegl.org
contact@... ; upddheongafrica@...
(Wattasp: +243998802284), (Skype: +243814206071)
Facebook: union pour la protection, la défense des droits humains et environnement
Linkend: upddhe UPDDHE ONG 



On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 7:33 AM Helmi Anam <HELMY2100ANAM@...> wrote:
Since I have been working in the field of child protection since 2017, I did not expect that in 2020 some non-profit non-governmental organizations that work in the field of child protection will be closed?
Is there a plan for 2021 to rehabilitate local non-governmental and not-for-profit institutions working in the field of child protection from an operational and technical point of view?
Because stopping it will bring disaster to society in my country, Yemen, and in the world as well, due to conflicts and wars, and most importantly, the Corona 19 pandemic

--
Human rights
Helmi  Ana'am
+967 773216190

--
Karama Foundation for Protection and Social Rehabilitation - Yemen


CPSS NGO
 

North east Nigeria continue to be faced with increase security challenge and most recent is the 2nd wave of the Covid 19 in the country hitting hard, the economic recession is exposing children to more protection risk, at this period more needs to be done to support the local NGOs and the Community base Child Protection mechanism to strengthen the  protective environment of children.



Sarah John Gima.
CPSS northeast Nigeria

On Sat, 12 Dec 2020 at 08:52, Méschac NAKANYWENGE <upddheongafrica@...> wrote:
The same goes for Congo-Kinshasa, my country.

Bonne santé à vous
Pour l'UPDDHE/GL
Coordinateur National
Méschac NAKANYWENGE
UPDDHE/GL-DRC-
Point Focal du Réseau C4C/RDC
Président du CBCN/NORD-KIVU
Acteur PSEA, DDH-E et PEACE BUILDING en RDC
B.P 73 Goma
Site Web: www.upddhegl.org
contact@... ; upddheongafrica@...
(Wattasp: +243998802284), (Skype: +243814206071)
Facebook: union pour la protection, la défense des droits humains et environnement
Linkend: upddhe UPDDHE ONG 



On Sat, Dec 12, 2020 at 7:33 AM Helmi Anam <HELMY2100ANAM@...> wrote:
Since I have been working in the field of child protection since 2017, I did not expect that in 2020 some non-profit non-governmental organizations that work in the field of child protection will be closed?
Is there a plan for 2021 to rehabilitate local non-governmental and not-for-profit institutions working in the field of child protection from an operational and technical point of view?
Because stopping it will bring disaster to society in my country, Yemen, and in the world as well, due to conflicts and wars, and most importantly, the Corona 19 pandemic

--
Human rights
Helmi  Ana'am
+967 773216190

--
Karama Foundation for Protection and Social Rehabilitation - Yemen


Tamo Wagener
 

Hi Sarah, Méschac and Helmi, I hope you and your teams are keeping safe and well despite those very difficult times. It is so painful that child Protection is still underfunded and things do not seem to be getting better. You can find a number of recommendations to continue advocating for more funding together with other organisations - at page 47 of the "Still Unprotected" report. No magic wand unfortunately. You can also reach out to the CP AoR Help Desks, they can maybe provide access to other resources and advice. Do not hesitate to reach out directly to myself and Perrine also. Speak soon !

 


Lauren Bienkowski
 

Thank you, Helmi, Méschac, Sarah, and Tamo.  Very important points raised.  As Tamo said, for more individualized support to your context, you can email your relevant Help Desk, who can provide direct support and also pull in a few additional colleagues / Child Protection Coordinators who are working within your country or region and the CP AoR Senior Localisation Specialist.  

For colleagues in Yemen, please contact Ahmad Salem, CP AoR Arabic Help Desk: CPAOR_ArabicHelpDesk@... and you are welcome to join the CP AoR Arabic Help Desk Facebook Group.  

For colleagues in DRC, contact Adama Diallo, CP AoR French Help Desk: CPAOR_FrenchHelpDesk@... and wonderful if you can join the CP AoR French Help Desk Facebook Group.

Sarah, you and I are in touch, so perhaps we can look at some joint advocacy on this issue, looping in Fatuma and others. 

But, as Tamo mentioned, ensuring local NGOs have the support and funding that is needed is an ongoing, critical issue, and I know more and more coordination groups are working on this.  In addition to the Still Unprotected report, the CP AoR recently evaluated progress in terms of localising humanitarian responses and promoting local leadership, influence, and direct funding to local actors. This report highlights some key recommendations with regards to how national organizations could be better recognized and supported (pgs. 22-24).    

Hopefully we can connect further on what concrete actions are relevant for you and your context.  


Warm regards, 

Lauren

CP AoR Global Help Desk


 

Many thanks, Helmi, Meschac, Sarah, and Tamo for this valid point and Lauren for providing more insightful information in this regard. However, I can say there is a serious communication gap in advocating to strengthen local capacity to access and manage funding directly from a donor between the global and national offices. While the global team/offices are advocating for the grain bargain and localization agenda, the team at the national and state level are making it like a competition between the INGOs and National NGO rather than the collaborative approach. For Instance, the recent launch of EOI by education cannot wait for a multi-year grant to support education in emergency activities, NNGO consortium was disqualified base on the ground that they have not managed up to  £20,000,000 which I see as unrealistic in this regards. Therefore, there is a need to improve on the communication strategy toward a collaborative approach than the competition for better results and impact. 

Yusuf Tijjani 
Director 
Grow Strong Foundation 


Lauren Bienkowski
 

Thank you for sharing your experiences, Yusuf, as I'm sure many can, unfortunately, relate.  As you've highlighted, there are a lot of dynamics, which continue to be frustrating and difficult.  And this kind of open and thoughtful communication / feedback is necessary for more substantive changes (and hopefully quicker changes).   Warmest regards, Lauren