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Board - Childwatch International

The CWI Board is responsible for implementing the strategies, policies and priorities set by the Key Institutions Assembly. In 2013, a new 10-member Board for Childwatch was  elected by Childwatch Key Institutions for a three year term. The new board’s membership reflects the global reach of Childwatch and the broad range of expertise within the Child Research community.

The Childwatch International Board shall

  • Review and approve or disapprove applications for membership based on the statutes and on guidelines set by the Key Institutions Assembly;
  • Ensure the execution of the actions decided upon by the Key Institutions Assembly;
  • Identify suitable strategies, programmes and projects which shall be given priority;
  • Advocate for and promote the Childwatch International policies and strategies and promote and encourage collaboration within the Child Research community and between this community and relevant decision-makers.

The board is also responsible for developing relations with third parties. It approves annual plans and budgets and secures good monitoring and evaluation of Childwatch activities. Among its members, the board elects a President and two Vice-Presidents among its members. The three of them constitutes the Executive Committee.

 

Childwatch Board Members 2013-2016

Aida Essaid
Information and Research Center /King Hussein Foundation
Jordan

Asha Bajpai
Tata Institute of Social Sciences
India

Bame Nsamenang
Human Development Resource Centre
Cameroon

Elisabeth Backe-Hansen
NOVA (Norwegian Social Research)

Graciela Tonón
UNI-COM, Faculty of Social Sciencies, Universidad Nacional de lomas de Zamora
Argentina
Norway

Maria Cristina García Vesga
The International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE)
Colombia

Nicola Taylor
University of Otago Centre for Research on Children and Families
New Zealand 

Norma del Río
Research Program on Infancy and Childhood, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Mexico

Roger Hart
Children's Environments Research Group, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
USA

Shanaaz Mathews
Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town
South Africa

During the period from 2013 to 2015 an Executive Committee elected by the Board functioned with five of the Board members (Elisabeth Back-Hansen, Roger Hart, Maria Cristina García, Norma del Río and Nicola Taylor). In 2015, the president and vicepresidents of the Board were elected by the formal procedures. 

President:

Norma del Río
Research Program on Infancy and Childhood, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana
Mexico

Vice Presidents:

Aida Essaid
Information and Research Center /King Hussein Foundation
Jordan

Roger Hart
Children's Environments Research Group, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
USA

Former Board Members (2010 - 2013)

President:

Robbie Gilligan
Children's Research Centre, Trinity College
Republic of Ireland                                             

Video interview

Vice Presidents:

Marta Arango
The International Center for Education and Human Development (CINDE)
Colombia

Rose September
Department of Social Work, University of Western Cape
South Africa

 

Board Members:

Anil Kumar
TATA Institute of Social Sciences
India

Nermeen Murad
Information and Research Centre, King Hussain Foundation
Jordan

Mary Racelis
Ateneo de Manila University
The Philippines

 


 

 

Tags: Board, Members, Key Institutions Assembly
Published May 20, 2008 10:05 AM - Last modified Dec. 2, 2015 6:24 PM