The African Child Policy Forum, Save the Children, Terre des Hommes, Plan International, REPSSI, RIATT, World Vision International and UNICEF, with support from Oak Foundation and others, hosted the first Conference on Child Protection Systems Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa in Dakar, Senegal the 7th, 8th and 9th of May 2012.
Objectives of the Conference:
The goal of the conference is to reinforce, support and sustain national efforts to improve child protection systems’ impact on children in Sub-Saharan Africa through cross-country exchange, dialogue and learning on effective systems strengthening approaches and practices. This will be done through five inter-related objectives:
- To take stock of current efforts and experiences to build stronger child protection systems in Sub-Saharan Africa;
- To share promising practices in strategy development, programming, monitoring and evaluation, and resourcing national child protection systems and to provide participants with the most up to date resources on systems building;
- To review, discuss and improve current system strengthening frameworks and emerging guidance;
- To provide opportunities for networking with an aim to build regional and country level partnerships committed to strengthening systems; and
- To explore the establishment of a regional mechanism(s) to foster on-going learning and exchange on systems work in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Learn more about the conference here.