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Biennial Meeting of the CPC Learning Network


Eastern & Southern Africa
West & Central Africa
East Asia & Pacific
Latin America & Caribbean
Burkina Faso
United States
Child Development
Community & Family-Level Interventions

Evolving Methods for an Expanding Field: Global Research with Children and Families in Adversity

Objectives: This meeting will produce the following outcomes among CPC Learning Network partners and affiliated individuals and organizations:

  • Innovative research on international child protection and family welfare will be presented with the opportunity for reflections on navigating the path forward in this field.
  • We seek to collectively identify key knowledge gaps that would prove to be fertile ground for future learning and discuss ways of collaborating into the future to continue to fill these knowledge gaps.
  • The gathering will provide a forum for both sharing the most up-to-date research on international child protection and family welfare and reflecting collectively on navigating potential paths forward in our field

Participants: The gathering will bring together representatives of the CPC Learning Network’s secretariat, advisory board, Program Learning Groups (PLGs), and task force leaders as well as representatives of affiliated institutions, organizations, individuals, and networks.

If you are unable to join us in person, we are pleased to announce that most of the sessions will be live streamed for our global partners to watch from wherever they are in the world!


A Decade of Learning: Evolving Methods for an Expanding Field

  • Opening Remarks Linda Fried, Dean of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Neil Boothby, Founding Director of CPC Learning Network
  • Grounded Learning: Updates from our Partners, conversation moderated by Alina Potts

The Latest Learning About Preventing and Reducing Violence

Moderator: Rebecca Gordon, Senior Program Advisor, Together for Girls

New Learning about Protecting and Caring for Children in Humanitarian and Refugee Settings
Moderator: Dale Buscher, Senior Program Director, Women’s Refugee Commission

Parallel Sessions: Working with Adolescent Girls and Young Women

Moderator: Mendy Marsh, Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies, UNICEF

Measuring the Quality of Early Childhood Development Services: Findings from Colombia
Moderator: Helena Duch, Professor, Department of Population and Family Health, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Community-Based and Community-Driven Efforts: Strengths-Based Approaches to Building upon Local Knowledge

Moderator: Bill Forbes, Director of Child Protection for World Vision International

Strengthening Data Systems to Measure Population-Level Impacts
Moderator: Hani Mansourian, CPC Research Associate

Parallel Sessions: New learning on livelihoods and child well-being outcomes

Moderator: Josh Chaffin, Coordinator, Livelihoods and Economic Strengthening Task Force

A Country in Focus: Indonesia
Moderator: Santi Kusumaningrum, Co-Director of Pusat Kajian Perlindungan Anak (PUSKAPA), Center on Child Protection, University of Indonesia

Investing in Children
Gillian Huebner: “Beyond Survival”

  • Neil Boothby, Founding Director, CPC Learning Network
  • Fassil Mariam, Fund Director for the East Africa Children’s Fund
  • Sarah Stevenson, COO for the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children
  • Jennifer Groves, Child Protection Advisor/ Global Health Fellow, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA)
Child Development
Community & Family-Level Interventions
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