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Programme Design for Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups (CAAFAG)

Create quality, gender sensitive programmes to prevent recruitment, facilitate release, and promote reintegration of CAAFAG.

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  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours
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Examine key definitions related to CAAFAG

Thousands of girls and boys continue to be recruited and used in conflicts worldwide. While progress has been made in some areas, challenges are still faced in designing and implementing programmes to prevent and respond to the needs of CAAFAG.

This six-week course from the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action will introduce the key concepts of programme design for CAAFAG and contextualise your design within the legal and normative framework.

Explore each step of the project cycle

Guided through the five steps of the project cycle, you’ll learn to meet requirements set out in the CAAFAG programme development guidelines.

You’ll examine background information, context analysis, programme design and strategic planning, implementation and monitoring, and learning and evaluation, and discover how to implement each step.

Design programmes for prevention, release, and reintegration

On this course, you’ll learn how to develop gender sensitive, context specific programmes that incorporate the perspectives of CAAFAG.

You’ll explore programme design for the prevention of recruitment, the facilitation of release and identification, and the promotion of reintegration.

This unique focus will equip you with the skills to create effective programmes and evaluate and adapt future designs.

Improve your project implementation skills

Project implementation not only includes programme design, but broader considerations including budgeting, human resource management, and child safeguarding.

You’ll be introduced to a range of implementation and monitoring strategies to ensure all activities, data, and participants are treated with respect and meet professional guidelines and finish this course having enhanced your knowledge of programme design within the context of CAAFAG.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    Understand the basics of CAAFAG and the legal and normative framework

    • Introduction

      In this course we will learn how to design and implement quality programmes for CAAFAG. It is structured around the 5 steps of the project cycle.

    • Who are CAAFAG?

      In this activity, you will learn key definitions related to CAAFAG, pathways to association as well as the risk factors of recruitment.

    • Legal and normative framework

      In this activity, you will learn the basics of International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law, and International Counter Terrorism Law. You will also learn about the normative framework.

    • Application of the legal framework

      In this activity, you will learn about the application of the legal framework at international level and national level as well.

  • Week 2

    Discover the process to implement a context analysis

    • Welcome to Week 2: Context analysis

      Welcome to Week 2! Let’s learn about the context analysis, the second step of the project cycle.

    • Phase 2 - Getting ready

      In this activity, you will learn the key elements to develop a data collection plan, to contextualise the tools, to set up a referral pathway and the training required for data enumerators.

    • Phase 3 - Implementation

      In this activity, you will learn tips for data collection, basic elements of data coding and key considerations of data analysis.

  • Week 3

    Learn how to design programmes for CAAFAG (part 1)

    • Welcome to Week 3: Programme design

      Welcome to Week 3! Let’s learn about programme design, the third step of the project cycle. This step will be covered in Weeks 3 and 4, with a focus on prevention and release program design during Week 3, and on reintegration.

    • Programme design methodology

      By the end of this activity, you will be able to describe how to use the results of context analysis to programme design.

    • Prevention programme design

      By the end of this activity, learners will be better able to explain how to apply programme design methodology to develop prevention of recruitment and use programmes.

    • Release programmes design

      In this activity, you will learn how to apply programme design methodology to develop programmes that facilitate release.

  • Week 4

    Learn how to design programmes for CAAFAG (part 2)

    • Welcome to Week 4 – Programme design and strategic planning

      Let’s learn about programme design and strategic planning, the third step of the project cycle. We have partly covered this step in Week 3, and this week we will focus on reintegration program design and monitoring, HR and budget.

    • Reintegration programme design

      By the end of this activity, you will be able to explain how to apply programme design methodology to develop reintegration of CAAFAG programmes.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring is a key component of project design. The development of a logframe, including indicators and means of verification will be essential to measure progress against outputs and outcomes indicators.

    • Human Resources

      By the end of this activity, learners will be better able to recall how to identify scale and staffing requirements to implement a CAAFAG programme.

    • Budget

      By the end of this activity, learners will be better able to list the key considerations that guide the development of budget for a CAAFAG project.

  • Week 5

    Learn key considerations in programme implementation and monitoring

    • Welcome to Week 5 – Programme implementation and monitoring

      Let’s learn about the 4th step of the project cycle. The implementation and monitoring phase aims at implementing a project for CAAFAG and conducting regular monitoring, taking into consideration the perspectives of children.

    • Child safeguarding

      By the end of this activity, you will be able to describe the key elements of child safeguarding to implement a project with CAAFAG.

    • Data Protection

      By the end of this activity, you will be able to describe the procedure to protect data and consider key elements of data protection for your context.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring is a continuing function that uses systematic collection of data on specified indicators to provide indications of the extent of progress, achievement of objectives and progress in the use of allocated funds.

  • Week 6

    Understand HR, learning and evaluation

    • Welcome to Week 6 – Human resources, Coordination, Learning and Development

      Let’s learn about human resource management, programme coordination, and Learning and Evaluation, the 5th and last step of the project cycle.

    • Human Resources

      By the end of this activity, learners will be able to describe the key elements of quality human resource management.

    • Coordination

      By the end of this activity, you will be able to recall key elements of coordination.

    • Learning

      By the end of this activity, you will be able to describe the importance and key elements of learning in CAAFAG programming.

    • Evaluation

      By the end of this activity, learners will be able to describe key elements of evaluation.

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Learning on this course

On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Explain the key elements of international legal and normative framework
  • Describe the process and the tools available to design and implement a context analysis
  • Demonstrate how to use the data from the context analysis to design programmes
  • Describe the key element of quality programme implementation
  • Summarise key elements of an effective learning and evaluation of CAAFAG programmes

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for child protection managers or advisors in charge of designing, implementing, reviewing, and supporting programmes for CAAFAG.

It is intended to further the knowledge of practitioners with prior experience in child protection and programme development. This may include those working in international and national NGO, UN agencies, and representatives of government institutions.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action is a global, interagency group. We set standards and provide technical support to ensure that efforts to protect children from violence and exploitation are of high quality and effective.

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