Twenty-two people participated in an Inter-Agency Protection Capacity Training, held in Dakar, Senegal from 8 to 13 May. The training, conducted in French, focused on the protection challenges in the Boko Haram context. Participants came from across the UN System: Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), as well as the International Organization for Migration, InterSos, Wanep and numerous stand-by rosters.
The Inter-Agency Protection Capacity training seeks to strengthen existing stand-by arrangements by increasing the number of qualified personnel within stand-by partner rosters available for short-term missions. UN agencies are also invited to send full-time agency staff to the training to improve their protection skills. With this combination of both roster and UN agency staff participation, this comprehensive training enhances the overall protection capacity within the humanitarian system. The objective of the six day training is to provide participants with a variety of skills which will allow for more effective protection deployments and work in the field, with a focus on analysis and strategy as well as attitudes and values which are transferable to the range of situations in which deployees and staff may find themselves.
You can find more information about the training and upcoming courses here.