Our Network includes project collaborators in more than 10 countries. Together, we partner on data collection, analysis, and the development of learning products that advance child well-being.
Dr. Catherine Love, PhD, has conducted work that spans practice, policy and academic spheres. She is of New Zealand Maori (indigenous) descent, and has served as an elected member of her tribal governance entities for over twenty years. Formerly Director of Indigenous Research and Development at Victoria University of Wellington, Dr. Love moved from academia in 2005 to establish several innovative indigenous / endogenous economic and educational development initiatives. This included Ahikaa entrepreneurship education and the Ahikaa Accelerated Learning Centre. A long-time advocate for indigenous and endogenous supportive policies and practices, Dr. Love has taught and published internationally and has been a popular plenary speaker at social service, social policy, mental health and educational conferences. In 2012, she was identified as one of 130 “innovators and influencers” in the field of Systems of Child andFamily Protection and Wellbeing. In 2014, she was appointed to the SteeringCommittee of the Global Social Services Workforce Alliance. Dr Love’s work has consistently promoted a reduced emphasis on the imposition of western perspectives, philosophies and systems; and increased emphasis and resourcing of culturally cognisant, locally developed systems.
Corporación Infancia y Desarrollo (CID) focuses on building work methodologies, establishing principles of co-responsibility, implementing innovative educational proposals, qualifying projects and training personnel to leave installed capacity in the territories. Their extensive experience opens the doors for social transformation in Colombia. Currently they continue working on building a more equitable Colombia for the populations through the restitution of their rights and the strengthening of their life projects, contributing to peace with social development.
Dr. Kunwar is the first child and adolescent psychiatrist of Nepal and champions on advocacy on promotion of mental health of children and adolescents in Nepal, including providing technical support to the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), Gov. of Nepal on the area. Dr. Kunwar helped establish the first and only Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit at Kanti Children's Hospital, where he is the team leader.
Dr. Kunwar has worked with UNHCR on preventing sexual abuse of children in refugee camps. He is the lead contributor to the child section of the “One Stop Crisis Center” training manual that has been adopted by the Gov. of Nepal and presently being rolled out throughout Nepal. He has extensively worked with schools/ community/ NGOs/ MOHP/Government of Nepal to develop and implement community based preventive and promotional MH programs for C&As. Few notable ones are following,
-Child and Adolescent Community Care Package (mhGAP for C&A) approved by MOHP
-Management of COVID related stress for C&A: direct reach to >100,000 C&As and care givers
-School Mental Health Packages for school nurses, currently being rolled out in 120 schools.
Dr Kunwar is the former President of Psychiatrists Association of Nepal. He has been the winner of The Swiss Foundation for World Health/World Health Organization, “Outstanding Achievement in the field of Mental Health Care” 2020.
Dr. Mariam is the executive director of BRAC Institute of Educational Development (IED), BRAC University, in Bangladesh. Dr Mariam completed her PhD in Education from the University of Cambridge in 2008.
She has extensive experience of scaling up education interventions both nationally and globally, and was involved in the expansion of the unique BRAC run Non-Formal Primary (NFP) Schools in the 1990s.
Since 2008, Dr Mariam has promoted BRAC IED’s vision of contributing to the improvement of quality, equity, and efficiency in the education system in partnership with the public sector.
The globally recognized Play Labs and Humanitarian Play Labs have been developed under her leadership, focusing on early stimulation and children’s wellbeing in diverse settings.
Dr. Lawrence Eron has been a Lecturer (Hearing Impairment/Inclusive Education) at the University since 1998. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Oslo, Norway. Dr. Eron initiated and chaired the Institutional Disability Policy for Kyambogo University to ensure Disability Inclusion in Higher Education.
Dr. Eron has coordinated the East and Southern African Regional Project on “Human Resource Development for Inclusive Education in Botswana, Swaziland, Kenya and Uganda” - an ACP funded project in collaboration with Roehampton University. He has also worked in partnership with Child-to-Child programme to initiate a proposal and implement a project to Eliminate Child Labour through Education by Kyambogo University in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation. Dr.Eron has been a contact person for Uganda National Institute of Special Education (UNISE) on a DANIDA funded project developing special needs education institutional training and decentralized programmes (SNE /EARS).
Dr.Eron was part of the team that initiated the East African Institutional Special Needs, Inclusive Education and Rehabilitation Linkage between Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. He worked in partnership with the Norwegian Association for the Disabled, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and District Community Based Programmes to develop a CBR approach to Inclusive Education in Tororo, Busia and Kayunga districts. He is also the national coordinator of REACH FORWARD- Making Educational Research count for children with disabilities, in Malawi, Kenya and Uganda - a collaborative research project between the University of Birmingham, Kyambogo University, Kenya Institute of Special Education and Montfort College Malawi supported by Sight Savers International.Dr. Eron has a vast experience as a consultant in the field of inclusive education, e.g. for Cheshire Services - Uganda (Training of teachers), University of Rwanda – Curriculum development, ACP/EDULINK Project Training Manual on inclusive education, Plan Uganda–Developing a Community Based Rehabilitation Training Manual, Norwegian Association of the Disabled, UNESCO, etc.
This website is the tool that will allow the ENTSS to be everywhere, all the time! It is with this in mind that this platform is set up by the National School of Specialized Social Workers (ENTSS) to communicate with decision-makers, national and international partners, pupils and students, the general public in Dakar and abroad.
Fundación SEPA focuses its capacities on overcoming the historical and socio-cultural exclusion that makes children, adolescents and youth invisible, or considers them objects of control, denying them the exercise of their civil rights for considering them "minors".
Harold Villalba is a specialist in Knowledge Management and Learning at the Inter-American Development specializes in Knowledge Management and Learning at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). He works on measuring the effectiveness of the knowledge generated by the IDB and curating sectoral knowledge to enhance the bank's operational impact. Additionally, Harold is involved in developing knowledge management tools that leverage artificial intelligence.
The National Institute of Social Training is a Public Establishment of an administrative nature; it has legal personality and financial autonomy. The National Institute of Social Training is a member of the Association for Social Education in Africa (AESA), and a member of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (AIESS). The post-baccalaureate education it provides should give it the status of a Grande Ecole.
INFS's mission is to ensure the initial and continuous training of social workers and Social Affairs executives and carry out research actions in the fields of pedagogy and social intervention techniques.
The National Institute for Training in Social Work (INFTS) is the official state structure in charge of initial and continuing training, development and retraining of personnel in the field of social work as well as applied research in social work. . To do this, it develops and implements training programs relating to the advancement of gender, women and social protection.
The ISSP is a university institute. As such, it benefits from a more effective management system and more efficient reorganization. The institute is administered by a Director assisted by a Deputy Director in charge of Academic and Scientific Affairs.
Its deliberative bodies are: the Management Council, the Scientific Council, the Assembly of Training or Research Units. The Training or Research Units include researchers, teacher-researchers from the ISSP and other structures of the Joseph KI-ZERBO University who are interested and competent in the subject.
A social organization that works to end all sexual violence against children and adolescents through communication and awareness.
Sexual crimes have something in common: invisibility and the fact that they are a structural problem in our society. However, it is important to know that each sexual violence against children and adolescents has different characteristics. Therefore, understanding in depth and communicating about this topic with clarity and specificity is essential.
Before joining the USAID-funded MEASURE Evaluation project and subsequently the D4I project, the Ismael Ddumba Nyanzi worked in collaboration with the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, dedicating efforts to research and evaluation within the realm of child care and protection. Direct engagement with stakeholders at both national and district levels aimed to enhance routine data collection and utilization. Through this experience, the realization dawned that building or enhancing capacity for data collection and usage is a nuanced process, necessitating a thorough understanding of diverse stakeholder perspectives.
The approach involved delving into the reasons behind the lack of data collection and utilization, subsequently collaborating with providers and decision-makers to address the underlying issues. Solutions ranged from behavioral and organizational aspects to technical considerations, requiring a comprehensive examination of various factors. The objective was to navigate through a web of challenges and barriers, facilitating a collective path forward. Ensuring access to essential tools and institutional support emerged as crucial components in the ability to produce and utilize data effectively.
Nyanzi's involvement extended to the introduction of participatory data reviews, a practice widely adopted in the health sector for monitoring HIV care and treatment progress. This approach, relatively new in the field of child care system reform, revealed a scarcity of routine data collection and review practices for children in alternative care across many countries.
In Uganda, inadequate capacity existed at both district and national levels for aggregating, analyzing, visualizing, and facilitating the review and interpretation of data. Despite this, the recognition of data's value in decisions related to care system reform was growing. The commitment persisted in supporting the Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development (MGLSD) to enhance administrative data collection, reporting, and usage. This encompassed integrating routine alternative care data into the annual budgeting and planning processes. The foundation laid by D4I aimed to foster increased data use, contributing to improved processes, information systems, and staff and resource coordination for monitoring the country's child care system reform.
Contributing to the transformation of care for children stood out as one of Nyanzi's most significant life privileges. The experience underscored the importance of patience, innovative thinking, and flexibility. Respect for the MGLSD and other collaborators, coupled with appreciation for their insights into needs, effective efforts, and essential steps for progress, defined the approach to this vital endeavor.
Martinez has a Doctorate in Demography at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Magister in Demography, and an especialization in general demography. Coordination projects experience of public health, epidemiology, and demography investigation. Ethical performance, conciliatory, liable, High sense of belonging and leadership. Capacity to participate in interdisciplinary work teams and cross-sectional.
The Terre des hommes foundation is committed to protecting children’s lives and their rights, and improving their well-being. They aim to do so through innovative programmes focused on health, migration and access to justice, specially designed to have both short- and long-term impacts.
For more than 60 years, They have been working in difficult situations, in countries at war, regions devastated by natural disasters, and places where poverty and malnutrition force millions of children and their families to migrate elsewhere. They provide direct and indirect support to millions of children, their families and communities in around thirty countries every year.