Please be aware that this is a past event.

In today’s armed conflicts, civilians bear the brunt of hostilities. Often caught up in the midst of active fighting, civilians have increasingly also become the direct targets of violence. Humanitarian agencies strive to improve the protection afforded to civilians, but how can they better monitor and evaluate protection programming to ensure that they best serve those in need?

This event, co-hosted by the Humanitarian Policy Group and the International Committee of the Red Cross aims to understand the challenges of monitoring protecting work, and promote discussion on ways forward.

In response to the need to better evaluate and monitor protection work, not least so that humanitarians can learn from past mistakes and achievements, the newly revised ICRC Professional Standards for Protection Work has outlined guidance on M&E of protection programming. This debate seeks to engage an audience of professionals in a dialogue around both failed and successful attempts over the past decade, and what lessons must be drawn from them.


Norah Niland – Research Associate CCDP, Graduate Institute Geneva and Independent Consultant

Rachel Hastie – Protection Adviser, Oxfam

Guilhem Ravier – Head of Unit, Protection of the Civilian Population, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Francesca Bonino – Research Officer -Evaluation, Learning and Accountability, Active Learning network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)

Jenny McAvoy – Director of Protection, InterAction (TBC)


Wendy Fenton – Coordinator, Humanitarian Practice Network