INEE Webinar

Collaboration Across Child Protection and Education in Emergencies

“Joint and integrated programming can result in more efficient, better targeted, and more effective programmes that ultimately result in improved outcomes for children and young people.”

INEE and the Alliance have come together to support and encourage joint and integrated programming between child protection and education in crisis contexts. To support this work they have developed a Position Paper that outlines the rationale behind cross sector collaboration and suggests a way forward for implementation of joint and integrated programmes. This paper has recently been translated into Arabic, French, Portuguese and Spanish and the INEE & The Alliance have organised this webinar to discuss the paper, highlight the key findings and see how the recommendations can be applied in practice. 

We have invited guest panelists for a conversation on how they are championing,  promoting and delivering cross-sector programming: PRM will discuss how they expect implementing partners to demonstrate joint approaches in their work; IRC Cameroon will explain how joint programming maximises impact for the children they work with; and UNHCR East Africa will highlight their strategic approaches aimed at bringing the two sectors into alignment. 

Webinar Recording 

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  • Mark Chapple, Technical Focal Point, Collaboration Between Child Protection & Education in Emergencies, The Alliance and INEE: Mark has over 14 years’ experience managing large-scale programmes with major international NGOs, primarily on Education in Emergencies, but also programme development and quality, as well as inter-agency coordination. Prior to international work, Mark was teaching in one of the most deprived areas of the UK, giving him first-hand experience of the power of education to transform the lives of children and young people. Mark is the author of the CPHA-EiE Position Paper
  • Josephine Ngebeh, Child Protection Lead, UNHCR East Africa Region:  
  • Koundja Mayoubila, Education and Child Protection Coordinator, IRC Cameroon: Mayoubila Koundja is an Education and Child Protection Coordinator for IRC, based in Maroua, Far-North of Cameroon. He is currently leading the implementation of PEACE (Protective and Adaptive Education Approaches for Children in Emergencies), an integrated Education and Child Protection project funded by ECHO, in Cameroon. Koundja has a long track record of ensuring that projects are delivered to the highest quality, in the most difficult of circumstances. Prior to IRC, he worked for Refugee Education Trust (RET), Reach for Change, Plan International, and BPRM.
  • Kelly Loewer, Program Officer, PRM: Kelly Loewer is a Program Officer in the Department of State's Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration, covering child protection and education globally. She is based in Washington, DC. Prior to her current role, she served as the Lebanon Program Officer covering the humanitarian response for the Syria crisis. She has been with PRM for nearly 9 years, and with the Department of State since 2009. She holds a Masters in International Conflict Resolution and a Bachelors in International Relations.

If you have any questions about the webinar, contact Mark Chapple on 

Resource Info


Published by

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action


Child Protection
Humanitarian Sectors - Education

Geographic Focus

Region: East Africa