Ensuring children and communities can actively participate in developing soluti ons to the challenges they face is one key way we uphold quality within our programmes. We’re also busy behind the scenes enhancing our global monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and sharing best practice across the sector.
A few key highlights from the year:
Following the introduction of our revised Theory of Change, new and improved strategies for our four programme areas and cross-cutting work on gender, programme participation and accountability were developed together with our team of in-house specialists.
The formal introduction of our youth empowerment pillar saw increased visibility of this important area on our website and social media.
Our Global Monitoring Framework - a framework to monitor the quality of our programmes at different levels for different groups - was also updated. The revised framework was developed through an extensive consultation process with our Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) colleagues around the world with new indicators added to measure the impact of our activities on children.
In the occupied Palestinian territory, we were proud to pilot a workshop that brought community members together to reflect on the concept of “community ownership” and it’s effectiveness as part of our Seeds intervention.
The external launch of our Conflict Sensitive Education course in January was once again a great success. The interactive course was completed by 259 learners via the Humanitarian Leadership Academy.
Our commitment to continuous learning was also reflected in the increased use of the War Child Learning World. The portal welcomed 654 new learners throughout the course of the year and feedback on seven in-house e-learning modules was consistently positive. 98% of active users said the course strengthened their knowledge, skills and attitudes - of which 77% said these skills were significantly strengthened.
In 2022 over 3000 digital badges were achieved by learners allowing them to share their achievements and professional growth through the Humanitarian Passport (HPass) Initiative.
From a regional child protection workshop to the development of the TeamUp certification process, we have built capacity across the organisation - directly supporting the scale up of our evidence-based interventions. With this approach being prepped for growth, we were delighted to successfully recruit a new MHPSS Scaling Coordinator for the Africa region.
Meeting Global Standards
War Child aligns with a number of global standards and principles on humanitarian action. These standards lay out key commitments that guide our everyday actions. 2022 marked the fourth year of our adherence to the Core Humanitarian Standard. We also continued to play an active role in several global coordination bodies including the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action, the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, the IASC MHPSS Reference Group and the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action.