The Capacity Gap Analysis process described & presented in this report was designed to inform the content & structure of the South East & East Asia Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) Professional Development Programme currently being developed under Save the Children & the IKEA Foundation‘s partnership to Build Stronger Global Humanitarian Capacity.
The Capacity Gap Analysis included the following core activities:
1. A desk review of existing literature on the South East & East Asia sub-region, with a particular focus on issues pertinent to the child protection in emergencies sector. This desk review included documents both internal and external to Save the Children and where relevant they are referenced throughout this report.
2. Key informant interviews with child protection and & child protection in emergencies global & regional experts to discuss child protection gaps and priorities across the South East & East Asia sub-region.
3. An online survey for regional and national child protection and child protection in emergencies practitioners, where individuals were invited to self-asses their existing capacities and highlight child protection priorities for the region.
This report presents a comprehensive breakdown of the findings from the above strands of research. Where possible the percentage of respondents who highlighted particular capacity gaps is indicated and supplementary data has also been included to help situate the findings in the current child protection in emergencies landscape.
The Capacity Gap Analysis findings have been grouped into the following categories:
A. Concepts & Frameworks
B. CPiE Risks & Concerns
C. CPiE Strategies & Approaches
D. Cross-cutting Themes
E. CPiE Programme Management
F. CPiE & Capacity Building
G. CPiE Infrastructure
The Capacity Gaps Analysis also sought to investigate any key format features which the Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme should be mindful of. It is worth noting that the findings of the South East & East Asia Capacity Gap Analysis tend to corroborate those of the global level CPiE Capacity Building Mapping & Market Analysis conducted by the Child Protection Working Group in 2015, and support the conclusion that the Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme should take a blended learning approach which enables peer to peer exchanges and combines digital learning, short face-to-face courses and experiential learning. 3
This report makes no explicit recommendations although the findings presented will provide the Child Protection in Emergencies Professional Development Programme the ability to make informed strategic decisions about the shape & direction on the programme.
It is important to note that the findings in this report do not purport to be absolute, but rather present a snap shot of the current child protection in emergencies sector’s capacities, gaps and priorities in the South East & East Asia sub-region.
It is hoped that this report will contribute to sector-wide capacity building initiatives