Protection mainstreaming is the process of incorporating protection principles in all humanitarian programming. Its aim is to prioritise safety, dignity, meaningful access, accountability, participation and empowerment in the design, implementation and assessment of humanitarian response. Protection needs and capacities to cope with situations are specific to vulnerable groups and context. Various protection standards exist to inform how these needs and capacities can be addressed and supported. Nevertheless, humanitarian NGOs still face challenges to equally integrate existing protection standards in their humanitarian programmes.
Our two-day training aligns with the Global Protection Cluster’s understanding of protection mainstreaming and aims to engage participants in discussions and learning around the definitions and principles of protection and protection mainstreaming. It will cover different practical components of mainstreaming protection in humanitarian programming. It will not cover protection of humanitarian staff or protection of civilians in terms of security-related topics.
The event is directed at staff of German humanitarian NGOs that are responsible for the design, implementation and/or evaluation of humanitarian projects. After the seminar, participants can also request online coaching support from the trainer.
John Condon will facilitate the training. He has managed humanitarian responses in Myanmar and Greece and worked as global advisor and independent consultant providing technical support to over 20 countries.
Please register online until 1 May 2022. The number of participants is limited. You will receive feedback on your admission to the course two to three weeks after your registration. The training will be in English. Participation is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs must be organised and paid by participants.
The venue is largely accessible. Please let us know if you have special support needs and/or bring assistive devices or companions. We will be happy to make reasonable accommodations associated with the event to the best of our ability.
Please contact Karoline Krähling for further questions (+49 (0)30/26 39 299-28, k.kraehling(at)venro.org).