22nd – 24th November 2023
Daystar University, Valley Road Campus
Nairobi – Kenya.

THE 2ND INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE ON CHILD PROTECTION
IN AFRICA, 2023.

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WELCOME TO THE 2nd International Conference on Child Protection in Africa.

Theme: Violence Against Children ~ From Evidence to Action

The International Conference on Child Protection (ICCP) in Africa is a biennial event organized by the Government of Kenya through Department of Children Services (DCS) in the Ministry of Labour and Social protection in collaboration with UN agencies; universities; and practitioners in both non-governmental and private sector organizations. The ICCP Africa 2023 builds on the success of the 2016 International Conference on Best Interest for Children in the Justice System (see published papers from the conference IJAC Journal BIC Special Edition 2019) and the ICP Conference 2018, Nairobi, Kenya whose theme was “Resilience, Innovation, Evidence”.

The conference comes three years post the global COVID-19 pandemic and only seven years to the realization of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It provides an opportunity for child protection practitioners to consult on programs that improve resilience against violence against children, the innovations and evidence of their effectiveness or lack of it. All under the principle of zero tolerance to violence against children. The ICCP Africa 2023 provides an opportunity to solidify previous successes in light of contemporary issues identified by stakeholders – that is, the urgent need to stop all forms of violence against children across the globe. The conference will identify capacity gaps and emerging good practices as evidence to inform policy, legislation and program changes in the best interest of children in Africa. The organizers acknowledge that there is opportunity to learn from other continents, and that the outcome of the conference will benefit children across the world.

KEYNOTE SPEECHES FROM Renowned Speakers

Dr. Daniela Ligiero

CEO & President of Together for Girls (USA)

Dr. Lina Digolo

Paediatrician & Clinical Epidemiologist (Kenya)

Ms. Andréa Santos Souza

District Attorney of São Paulo State, (Brazil)

Ms. Ruth Juliet Nyambura Gachanja

Child Justice Advisor to the Chief Justice & Lecturer, Kabarak University (Kenya)

THEME:

Violence Against Children ~ from Evidence to Action

KEY OBJECTIVE:

The overall aim of the 2nd ICCP Africa 2023, is to contribute to and host a consultation on improved resilience against violence against children, the innovation and evidence of its effectiveness or lack of it in Africa and across the globe.

EVENT SCHEDULE Conference Program

9:20am - 9:40am
Regional Perspectives on Violence Against Children

Regional Perspectives on Violence Against Children

Andy Brooks

Hall 1: Auditorium

Moderator: Dr. Roseline Olumbe

11:00am - 1:00pm
Paper 1: Extent and Drivers of VAC - Global Trends

Paper 1: Extent and Drivers of VAC - Global Trends

Dr. Daniela Ligiero

Sub-Theme: Prevalence, Nature, Effects and Drivers of Violence Against Children

Hall 1:
Auditorium

Moderator:
Divina James

8:30am - 9:00am
Preventing Violence against children in LMIC: An Overview of Promising Interventions and Emerging Lessons

Preventing Violence against children in LMIC: An Overview of Promising Interventions and Emerging Lessons

Dr. Lina Digolo

Sub-Theme:
Evidence on Programs and Services that Effectively Prevent and Respond to VAC

Hall 1:
(Auditorium)

Moderator:
Khadija Karama

9:00am - 9:30am
Kidole kimoja hakivunji chawa: Lessons from Kenya on Mending the broken chain in access to justice for victims of VAC

Kidole kimoja hakivunji chawa: Lessons from Kenya on Mending the broken chain in access to justice for victims of VAC

Ms. Ruth Juliet Nyambura Gachanja

Sub-Theme:

Strengthening Collaboration coordination, and oversight of VAC interventions

Hall 1:
Auditorium

Moderator:
Khadija Karama

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Culture and politics: promoters or preventive contexts for VAC

Culture and politics: promoters or preventive contexts for VAC

Dr. Chi-Chi Undie

Sub-Theme:
VAC in the context of Alternative and Community-based care

Hall 1:
Auditorium

Moderator:
Dr. Muhindi Waruinge

8:30am - 9:00am
Experiences in preventing recidivism in cases involving children deprived of parental care and in difficult family situations in Brazil.

Experiences in preventing recidivism in cases involving children deprived of parental care and in difficult family situations in Brazil.

Ms. Andréa Santos Souza

Sub-Theme:
Legal, Policy, and practices for Responding to and Preventing VAC

Hall 1:
(Auditorium)

Moderator:
Dr. Erick Ater Onyango

9:00am - 9:30am
Technology and VAC: Opportunity and Gaps in the international and National legal framework for protection of children with disability - Lessons from Nepal, Asia

Technology and VAC: Opportunity and Gaps in the international and National legal framework for protection of children with disability - Lessons from Nepal, Asia

Mr. Deepak Raj Sapkota

Sub-theme:

Technology as an Enabler and Intervention for Addressing VAC

Hall 1:
Auditorium

Moderator:
Dr. Erick Ater Onyango

CALL FOR PAPERS Abstract Submission

We invite you to submit your original and unpublished research papers, case studies, and posters related to education and its various dimensions. We encourage both theoretical and empirical contributions that can contribute to the advancement of knowledge and practice in the field of child protection. All submissions will undergo a peer-review process and be evaluated based on their relevance, originality, and accuracy with respect to the conference theme.

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