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Sustainable Partnerships for Child Protection


February 1, 2024 - 15:00-16:00

Title: Sustainable Partnerships for Child Protection

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore strategies for involving local communities in humanitarian initiatives.
  • Analyze the impact of community-driven development projects on long-term sustainability.
  • Best practices for building partnerships with local communities and ensuring culturally sensitive approaches.

Speaker :

Ms. Sophie Barbey

Deputy Director of the Operations, Terre des hommes


Sophie Barbey is currently the Deputy Director of Operations at Terre des hommes (Tdh), at the headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland), a position she has held since 2020. For more than twenty years before her current assignment, Sophie led and managed a number of operations for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) both at field and headquarter levels.

As the head of the operational Programs and Expertise department of Tdh, the leading Swiss foundation on children’s rights, Sophie guides and manages the implementation of its strategic plan. She is actively involved in the institutional positioning towards key actors; she upholds and embodies the values of the foundation.

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