Time: November 30, 2009 to December 2, 2009
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Website or Map: http://www.childwatch.uio.no/…
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Childwatch International Research Network, The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
Latest Activity: Aug 20, 2009
Children’s Rights at a Cross-Roads: A Global Conference on Research and Child Rights
Time and place: Children’s Rights at a Cross-Roads: A Global Conference on Research and Child Rights Nov 30, 2009 - Dec 2, 2009, UN Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Children’s Rights at a Cross-Roads is a global event organized by the Childwatch International Research Network, The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) and the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, in collaboration with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP), the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) and others.
The conference is an event where policy makers, development agencies, NGOs, academics and young people will engage in reflection and dialogue for a better and more relevant knowledge base for future child rights strategies.
Evidence based child rights policies and interventions are dependent on:
• Research relevant for the realization of the rights of the child.
• Collaboration between policy makers, practitioners and academics that promotes the relevance and use of child research.
• Cooperation between adults and young people in the design and development of participatory research and child-led research initiatives.
The outcome document will summarise the discussions and present clear and specific recommendations to what policy makers, UN agencies, academic institutions, development agencies and NGOs should do to secure that future child rights strategies are based on solid evidence.
Through presentations and group discussions, representatives from different professions and backgrounds will examine the status of child research and present recommendations to how the three objectives can be reached.