Co-Chairs and Secretariat

INSPIRE Working Group and Community of Practice is chaired by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Care and Protection of Children (CPC) Learning Network at Columbia University and managed by a small Secretariat that also includes the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and UNICEF. The Secretariat convenes meetings and the Coordinator supports overall objectives of the group. The tasks of the Secretariat Chairs and coordinator are:

  • contribute to the development of the agenda for each Working Group meetings/calls;​
  • facilitate discussions and decision making in meetings
  • contribute to Working Group member management
  • nurture relationships among Working Group members
  • cultivate a focus on equity—including seeking diverse membership, fostering conditions for everyone to be included
  • coordinate a process for maintaining INSPIRE implementation guidance as living documents
  • oversee the implementation of the Collective Action Framework; and monitor and report on progress to the End Violence Executive Committee and 10 signatory agencies.