Coram International is currently conducting a formative evaluation of the Government of Ghana and UNICEF’s Child Protection Programme (2012-2019). The evaluation will support the interpretation of results that have been achieved, as well as document good practices and provide lessons learned from the programme. The evaluation is expected to inform meaningful recommendations for UNICEF’s ongoing Child Protection Programme and the mid-term review.
In 2012 Coram International developed a two-week training course on child rights and child protection in armed conflict for KAIPTC, an international research and training centre that conducts professional training courses on conflict prevention, management and resolution. The materials were developed following a fact-finding mission to KAIPTC in Accra, Ghana and in collaboration with KAIPTC trainers and course developers. Participants in the courses include military personnel, International Peace Support Operations, police officers, African Union personnel and others. Coram International’s modules were grounded in international human rights law, humanitarian law and other international standards. The finalised training materials are highly participatory and draw heavily on participants’ experiences. They covered important underlying topics, such as, international human rights law, child protection, justice for children and the use of children as participants in conflict, and also advice on specific conflict related challenges, including; disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration, trafficking and sexual exploitation and abuse.