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Date

9th-11th April 2019

Location

Eldoret National Polytechnic, Eldoret, Kenya

Event Capacity

1,200 delegates

Speakers

30 Professional Speakers

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The Association of Charitable Children Institutions of Kenya (ACCIK) in collaboration with Juvenile Justice Agencies, Eldoret National Polytechnic, Moi University and other stakeholders organized theChild Care and Protection Conference.

The Regional Conference was held at the Eldoret National Polytechnic, Eldoret, Kenya from 9th to 11th April 2019 under the theme
‘Strengthening Family and Community Responsibility in Child Care and Protection: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities’

Conference theme

Strengthening Family and Community Responsibility in Child Care and Protection: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities

RATIONALE FOR THE CONFERENCE

The conference brought together stakeholders in Child Care and Protection, such as National and County governments, Education and Research
Institutions, Media, Religious Organizations, Private sector, NGOs and Charitable Children Institution’s (CCI’s), Community members, children among others.

The Conference was in line with the plan of action developed during the 1st National Symposium on child care and protection held in May 2018 at Multimedia University, Mbagathi Campus, Nairobi Kenya where participants proposed holding of regional conferences, to enable participation of stakeholders at grassroots level.

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Sub Themes

  • The role of juvenile justice system in  contemporary child care and protection: Emerging issues, challenges and opportunities.
  • Cultural practises, religion and spirituality: implications on child care and protection
  • The parenting practises in the 21st century
  • Alternative family care: opportunities and challenges
  • Rehabilitation and reintegration
  • Legislation, policy and budgeting in child protection
  • The role of education institutions in child care and protection
  • Cross cutting issues in child care and protection including: Street Children and Families, Teenage pregnancies, Children with special needs, Alcohol and substance abuse, FGM and Early marriages and others

Why Attend

  • opportunities to network with researchers,policy makers and practitioners in areas of child care and protection, neglect, trafficking  among others
  • Access to resources and learning opportunities on parenting, adoption, foster care, rehabilitation, reintegration and deinstitutionalization
  • To gain knowledge on access to justice in line with sexual and gender violence against children
  • Certified training on emerging issues in child care and protection.