Putting PSEAH Policies into Practice

Fully booked

Humanitarian organizations are already well equipped with policies, guidelines and Codes of Conduct when it comes to the prevention of sexualized exploitation, abuse and harassment (PSEAH). Putting these policies and guidelines into practice presents a challenge for many NGOs.  In four online sessions, you will learn what steps are necessary from the finalization to lived practice of their guidelines. You will discuss how to implement those steps together with partner organizations. Prerequisite for participation is the completion of provided e-learning modules.

This course will take place online on 6, 8, 13 and 15 June 2023 from 1 to 5pm each day and includes regular breaks.

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You will learn

why safeguarding policies are important in humanitarian work and how to understand their content

who your safeguarding policy applies to and how and understand related roles and responsibilities

how to design and update safeguarding policies

how to develop strategies to operationalize and monitor safeguarding polices

Target group

The training is targeted at experienced staff of German and local/national humanitarian NGOs responsible for PSEAH or managers responsible for the implementation of policies. Participating organizations have to have existing PSEAH policies in place.  We kindly ask German NGO colleagues to forward this invitation to their local and national partner organizations.


13:00 - 13:30

Welcoming and Introduction

13:30 - 13:40

Reflection activities

1. Knowledge test on safeguarding and safeguarding policies: using poll questions

2. Review of responses

13:40 - 14:20


What is a safeguarding policy?

Why do we need a safeguarding policy?

What makes a robust safeguarding policy?

14:20 - 14:40


14:40 - 15:30

Review of a sample of safeguarding policies

15:30 - 16:20

Group reflection

What are the components of your or your partners’ safeguarding policies?

What areas need improvement? Why?

How can they be improved?

16:20 - 16:50

Plenary discussion

16:50 - 17:00

Take home task

Review your safeguarding policies and reflect on how to update them

Oluchi Ihedoro


Oluchi Ihedoro is an experienced safeguarding expert and trained PSEAH investigator with CHS Alliance. She currently works for the Safeguarding Resource and Support Hub and leads the development and implementation of safeguarding strategies.

06.6.2023 - 19.6.2023

16 hours of training

Online Event

ProviderThis training is organized by the umbrella organization of development and humanitarian aid NGOs in Germany.
This Training is part of a joint programme by IFHV and VENRO and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.