Call for Proposals: Child Poverty Conference 2017

EVENT - Addis Ababa, 23-25 October

Putting children first: Identifying solutions and taking action to tackle poverty and inequality in Africa

The 2017 Child Poverty Conference will be held in Addis Ababa from 23-25 October. This three-day international conference aims to engage policy makers, practitioners and researchers in identifying solutions for fighting child poverty and inequality in Africa, and inspiring action towards change. The conference provides a platform for bridging divides across sectors, disciplines and policy, practice and research. The conference enables a coming together to share proven solutions to end child poverty, new research, address policy and programming challenges, build networks, and stimulate learning.

Proposals are being invited on the following four themes;

  1. ‘Setting the scene: Who and where are the poor children?’. This theme aims to provide insight into the plight of overlooked children, to strengthen data collection and measurement efforts to ensure that no child is overlooked in the future.
  2. ‘Child-sensitive social protection: Making social protection work for children’. This theme aims to promote a better understanding of how social protection can be improved to help children, including links to services and the adoption of more child-oriented approaches.
  3. ‘Ensuring access to basic services for all: Reaching the poorest and most marginalised children’. This theme aims to gain insight into how access to services can be secured for the most excluded and marginalised, including views on how to remove specific barriers and involve a social workforce and community-based mechanisms.
  4. ‘Supporting secure transitions to adulthood’. This theme aims to explore how the ‘youth bulge’ can be considered a ‘demographic dividend’ and how young people can be supported in the transition to adulthood with regard to education, work, family and aspirations.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th April 2017

Visit the Conference Website for detailed information about the event.

You can also download guidance on the call for proposals here.