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Day 1: 3 October 2016

08:30-10:30h: Official opening, welcome and introductory remarks

Rwanda: alternative care reforms and building on the momentumDr. Claudine Uwera, The Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Children, Rwanda

Cambodia National Action Plan for improving Child CareMr. Ros Sokha, Director of Child Welfare Department, Cambodia


11:00-12:30h: The ‘necessity principle’: preventing the need for alternative care

Keynote speakerPeter Gross, Child Protection Specialist (alternative care), UNICEF (by video)

Family strengthening and prevention (Algeria)Rolf Widmer, President, ISS Switzerland

Family Group ConferencingRob van Pagée, Founder, Eigen-kracht Centrale

Regional research on social support schemes in the African context (Africa region)Theophane Nikyema ACPF (by video)


15:30-17:00h: Regulatory systems, data and private funding

Bulgaria's journey through child care reform in 2000 - 2015: from dreams to reality of implementing strategies to protect children's rights (Bulgaria)Dani Koleva - Programme Director at National Network for Children

Regulatory system with limited Government resources (Uganda)Lucy Buck, Child’s i Foundation, CEO

Tracking Progress Initiative (international)Florence Martin, Director, Better Care Network

Day 2: 4 October 2016

08:30-10:30h: Children with disabilities

Keynote speakerAna Maria Pelaez Narvaez, CRPD Committee

Keynote speakerPriscila Rodriguez Associate Director, Disability Rights International

Inclusion Matters: ensuring the voices of children with disabilities are at the heart of the deinstitutionalisation process (CEE/CIS)Georgette Mulheir, CEO - Lumos and Representatives from Lumos Self-Advocacy Groups from Central and Eastern Europe

A better future is possible for children with disabilities living in institutions (Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Mauritius, Mexico, Romania, Viet Nam)Marie Jenny, Special Project Unit Coordinator, International Social Service


 11:00-12:30h: Gatekeeping

Keynote speakerMaria Herczog, Better Care Network, EuroChild President and CRC Committee member (former)

Gatekeeping and transition (Rwanda)Innocent Habimfura, Hope and Homes for Children

Setting up standards including evaluating and accrediting institutions through a mixed group of Government and NGOs (Liberia)Geoffrey Oyat, Save the Children


15:30-17:00h: Foster care and small group homes

Keynote speaker - Foster care and small group homesChrissie Gale, CELCIS

Unaccompanied and separated children: non-discrimination and equity of care for children deprived of parental care (EU)Georgia Dimitropoulou, Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), Seconded National Expert

Establishing a foster care system (Cambodia)Rebecca Nhep, ACCIR

Foster Care system (Chile)Carolina Bascunan, Socia fundadora y directora Crecer con Justica and RELAF Latin American Consultative Council

Day 3: 5 October 2016

08:45-10:30h: De-Institutionalisation including 0-3 group

De-institutionalisation campaign for under three (Latin America)Matilde Luna, RELAF

De-institutionalisation process (Indonesia)Tata Sudrajat, Save the Children


 11:00-12:30h: Workforce development

Keynote speakerLaura Haas, Tulane University, USA

Job competency based training of Child Protection staff/workforce (India)Sunil Banra, Save the Children

The role of the child care workforce in delivering the 'Suitability principle & what children need from caregivers (Presentation Hermann RadlerPresentation Jennifer Davidson): Herman Radler, FICE and Jennifer Davidson, CELCIS


13:30-15:00h: Leaving Care Moderator

Keynote speakerMike Stein, York University

Network of Careleavers (Kenya)Peter K. Muthui

Leaving care (Jordan)Rawan W. Ibrahim, consultant UNICEF Jordan


15:30-17:00h: Concluding remarks

Young person's concluding remarksMihaela Ivanova, Lumos Self-advocate

Final summary remarksJean Zermatten, former CRC Chairperson, University of Geneva lecturer, former IDE Director, ISS Switzerland board member

 

 

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