UNICEF supports Tajikistan to plan for child protection in emergencies
DUSHANBE, 17 September 2013 – A three-days training on Child Protection in Emergencies and Provision of Psycho-Social Support will be carried out between 17-19 September in Dushanbe organised jointly by UNICEF and the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan.
Experts from the Danish Refugee Council and the Tajik National University are providing technical support for the training. It will be attended by representatives from the relevant national and government institutions, including the Committee on Emergency Situation and the Commission on the Child Rights, as well as representatives of Dushanbe city authority and civil society organizations working on emergency issues.
Due to the specific vulnerability of children during emergencies, the purpose of this training is to build the capacity of relevant government and civil society partners to protect children in case of emergencies, including psychosocial service provision for children and to familiarise them with the draft contingency plan which clarifies the mechanisms that need to be set up for emergency preparedness for future adoption at the national level.
During the past two weeks, a series of trainings were carried out in Kulob for participants from Kurghonteppa, Kulob and GBAO and in Khujand for participants from Sughd Province respectively.
UNICEF is collaborating with the Red Crescent Society of Tajikistan within the agreed work plan for the period of 2012- 2013 signed between UNICEF and the Commission on Child Rights under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan with the context of strengthening the child protection system during emergencies.