On 2 April 2015, PHAP hosted a live online discussion event as part of its current Exchange Hub on measuring success in protection programming.

The humanitarian community has come under increased pressure to achieve more meaningful results and demonstrate impact through protection programming. Protection programs need to be accountable for the funds they receive and the activities they implement. However, measuring results in protection programming is not straightforward – while traditional results-based management techniques are useful, we must be more creative in the development of further tools and methods that meet the particular challenges faced in protection.

The event focused on clarifying the overarching goals of protection programming, which is often not sufficiently addressed in more technical discussions about measurement and evaluation. The event featured a panel discussion with a panel of experts from ECHO, UNHCR, UNICEF, and World Vision International.

This Exchange Hub is organized in collaboration with InterAction’s Results-Based Protection Program and ALNAP’s program on Evaluating protection in humanitarian action. On February 25, PHAP hosted an introductory online briefing on the current status of InterAction's and ALNAP's projects.

Guest Speakers

Patrick Sooma is Humanitarian Protection advisor for World Vision International, Based in Nairobi Kenya. He is holder of a Bachelor’s degree in Law and MA in Peace and Armed conflict. Mr Sooma has a special interest in Forced Migration with a Specialty  in Emergency Response, Humanitarian Protection including, GBV, Child Protection and  Humanitarian Accountability. He has a extensive experience in Humanitarian emergency response, having worked in North Uganda, Darfur, South Sudan, Haiti, Pakistan and Most recently the Haiyan Response in the Philippines.
Isabella Castrogiovanni is a Protection expert with over 14 years of professional experience with the United Nations, primarily in complex emergencies and unstable environments. She has worked with UNICEF in Rwanda, Togo, Thailand, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Somalia and Lebanon. Ms. Castrogiovanni, an Italian national, holds an advanced degree in Political Sciences/International Relations from the University of Florence, Italy, and an MA in International and Comparative Legal Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Her current primary areas of professional and academic interest are the implications of counter-terrorism policies on the delivery of humanitarian assistance and protection, the engagement with non-state armed groups and transitional justice issues.
Anne Sophie Laenkholm is the Global Thematic Coordinator on Protection for the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO), based in Amman, Jordan. She joined ECHO in 2011 as Regional Protection Expert covering East, Central and Southern Africa. Prior to this she had fifteen years of experience with programming and implementing humanitarian protection and assistance programmes in contexts such as Uganda, Kosovo, North Caucasus, Central Africa, West Africa and the Horn of Africa mainly working with the Danish Refugee Council, and prior to that with the UN.
Emilie Irwin works with UNHCR's Divisions for International Protection and for Programme Management to develop support for field operations on programmatic aspects of protection. She has been working on different aspects of strengthening protection focus within UNHCR's RBM systems since 2008, and brings field experiences in Lebanon, Serbia and Chad.


Recording (Adobe Connect)

Recording (downloadable audio podcast)