This webinar uses case studies to illustrate how risks exist and need to be identified at individual, institutional and sectoral levels. Those in power may not recognise risk at the outset and much work in our sector is based on assumptions that we 'do good' and therefore 'do no harm'. However, this webinar will look at how embarking on a safeguarding journey can help illuminate that SEAH is commonplace and oftentimes supported by patriarchy and inequality. Furthermore, without a fundamental shift in culture, safeguarding (especially at a sectoral level) will not progress beyond being a due-diligence tick-box."
Chair: Jean Elphick Jean holds a MSc in Global Health and Development from University College London and a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Johannesburg. She is a development practitioner, human rights activist and researcher with 13 years experience ranging from grassroots operational management to executive management. Her interest in safeguarding was sparked by internal policy and practice development implemented within a large South African child and youth development organisation.
Marjorie Mupandare, PhD Public Health, University of Hertfordshire - Majorie has fifteen years of both international and national experience in humanitarian assistance, protection, gender and diversity and emergency preparedness and response within developing countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has worked with United Nations agencies, governments and non-governmental organisations in countries such as Zimbabwe, Guinea-Bissau, Sudan, Rwanda, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Nigeria. Majorie holds a Masters´ in Public Health, a Masters’ in International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Development Studies, and is currently conducting a Doctorate in Public Health with the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.
Dominique Dix-Peek and Makhoaphe Letsie, Afrika Tikkun -
Makhoaphe has degree in BA Corporate Communications (University of Johannesburg), and an MA in Development Studies (University of Johannesburg). She is currently studying towards her PhD, focusing on the access to basic education as a basic human right for children with disabilities. Makhoaphe has worked in a leadership capacity for the Afrika Tikkun Empowerment Programme from 2016 till 2019. Her role combined the development and implementation of comprehensive human rights education, supporting self-advocacy, monitoring and evaluation of key programmes within the organisation and overseeing child safeguarding within the organisation. She is currently working as a Special Projects Coordinator for Afrika Tikkun, focusing on assisting NGO’s with providing safeguarding and protection, policies and procedures.
Dominique has more than a decade of experience in Planning, Learning Monitoring and Evaluation, and Research. She worked as the Knowledge and Learning Manager at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) until January 2020. Before then, she has worked as the senior clinical researcher, and monitoring and evaluations coordinator at the CSVR. She has a Masters in Psychology in Education from the University of the Witwatersrand, and a post-graduate diploma in Public and Development Sector Monitoring and Evaluation. She currently works at Afrika Tikkun as the Research, Development and Strategy manager and has a particular focus on assisting non-government organisations with their safeguarding and protection policies and procedures.
Deogratias Yiga, Development Management Consultant, Development Links Consultancy - Deogratias is a professional Social Worker, child protection Expert and a Development Management Consultant with over 25 years of work experience in the development management field. Deogratias has been working at the forefront of child rights and child protection programming in Uganda and in Africa for over 25 years, working at community, national and the international level. Since 2011, as a fulltime development management consultant Deogratias has offered capacity building support to more than 50 organisations in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to develop and implement safeguarding policies. He is currently leading a team that is supporting implementing partners of Oak Foundation in Eastern Africa (Uganda, Tanzania, DRC) to strengthen their safeguarding capacity. He possesses a Msc. Development Management degree, M.A. Social Sector Planning and Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Development Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Children, Youth and Development and Bachelor of Arts, Social Work and Social Administration Degree.