Countries in Transition Forum

Saturday, August 27

The Countries in Transition Forum is designed to enable delegates from countries currently developing child protection and child welfare systems to meet and share their experiences with other experts in the field of child abuse and neglect. The format is highly interactive. This is a full-day program and includes lunch.

We hope that those attending the Countries in Transition Forum will also attend the Master Class the following day, Sunday, August 28th.


REGISTRATION: 9:00am– 9:30am

Morning Sessions

Opening Remarks

Keynote 1:      9:30am – 10:30am

What Child Protection Means in Developing Countries

Networking Break   10:30am -11:00am

Keynote 2:      1100pm – 12:00pm

Child Rights and Early Childhood Development

Lunch:         12:00pm – 1:00pm

Afternoon Sessions

Workshop 1  1:00pm – 3:00pm

Topic:   Implementing Child Rights in Developing Countries: ECRI Pilot Project

Workshop 2       1:00pm – 3:00pm

Addressing Specific Issues in Child Protection in Developing Countries (Honor killings, child labor, child trafficking, child marriage)

Representative Presentation from each table:


*Schedule is subject to change.