Anna Jolly is an international child protection consultant with experience in Southeast Asia, and East, Southern, and West Africa. Anna consults with civil society groups and governments to support disproportionately affected children, adolescents, and families. Her work focuses on child protection systems strengthening, with most of her recent work targeting:
This includes assessing, training, and supporting all cadres of the child protection workforce (such as community volunteers, non-government professionals, and local, sub-national, and national government officers) in thematic areas including reintegration, alternative care, parenting, violence against children prevention and response, and virtual protection during COVID-19.
This includes developing national guidelines, standard operating procedures, and practitioner-focused tools to support care reform efforts (especially for case management for reintegration, gatekeeping, and provision of alternative family care), and programme evaluations for care reform-related programming.
This includes mapping and assessing national case management systems, and developing national case management guidelines, standard operating procedures, and tools.
This includes designing, piloting, and developing a roadmap to scale national parenting programmes.
Anna worked with national and international NGOs for 10 years before joining Maestral, focusing on strengthening programming to support children connected to the street, children who use substances, and children living in statutory institutions (juvenile justice homes, rescue centres, remand centres, etc.), private residential care facilities (charitable children’s institutions) and foster care. Anna holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology and Sociology) and a Masters of International and Community Development and resides in Nairobi, Kenya.