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The colloquium facilitated a dialogue between researchers, policy makers and practitioners. The aim of this important explorative dialogue was to contribute to more relevant and accessible child research for governments and organizations working towards the realization of children’s rights and well-being.
The conference was co-organized by the Childwatch Key Institution the Caribbean Child Development Centre of the University of the West Indies (UWI). The multidisciplinary conference covered children's issues across many countries of the English speaking Caribbean. The several themes included children in violent circumstances, children and HIV/AIDS, parenting, child rights and policy planning, child health and nutrition and development. The Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Research, also from the UWI, was the other host, and the conference was being supported by UNICEF, Jamaica, along with a number of other collaborating agencies. There was active participation from a CARICOM (Caribbean Community) Youth Ambassadors panel, and from Jamaican school children.
ICCD 2006 is the first conference of its kind - a multidisciplinary international conference specifically for researchers interested in children's lives and children's wellbeing after separation or divorce. The conference will be a unique opportunity to share, debate and integrate leading edge research, theory and methodology. Confirmed keynote speakers include Paul Amato, Gillian Douglas, Judy Dunn, Bob Emery, Janet Johnston, Michael Lamb and Carol Smart. Conference web site: www.iccd2006.com
The goal of the conference was to bring together the worldwide,multidisciplinary community of distinguished and emerging adoption researchers enable sharing of findings to encourage interaction and debate about the future research agenda. Conference participants were drawn from a wide range of disciplines such as psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, social work, history, social policy and law. Confirmed keynote:Michael Rutter, Femmie Juffer, David Reiss, Hal Grotevant, David Howe, Elsbeth Neil, Ruth McRoy, Jesus Palacios and Miriam Steele. Conference web site: www.icar2.org.uk
The conference aimed to promote the conjoint and collaborative constructions of knowledge, priorities, intentions and strategies to support a common democratic and inclusive Latin-American position that confronts the critical socio-economic conditions that compromise the human development of future generations.
Centre for Child Development of Hong Kong Baptist University organized the third international symposium on child development to disseminate state-of-the art information on creativity and play with a multi- and interdisciplinary emphasis and to offer theoretical and practical value to participants. More information on the symposium to be found on the centre web site: www.hkbu.edu.hk/~ccd/
The aim of the conference was to bring together researchers in the field of childhood studies to discuss and debate the outcome of the COST A19 European research network on children's welfare, in the context of other relevant research in the field. NOSEB, Norway is one of the main partners in the network. The conference includes plenary presentations of the main perspectives and results of COST A19 including An-Magritt Jensen (chair), Helmut Wintersberger, Helga Zeiher and Jens Qvortrup. Invited keynote speakers include Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Allison James and Jaap E. Doek. More information
The conference was organized by The Belgian IAP interdisciplinary research network on children's rights , with the Childwatch International Key Institution, the Children's Rights Centre at the University of Ghent as one of the organizers. For more information, please see: http://www.law.ugent.be/pub/iuap/c_welcome.html
Childwatch International Norway,together with the Norwegian Research Council, organized a workshop on Children as Citizens, presenting two current Norwegian research projects on issues concerning children's rights in relation to the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Norwegian legislation. The workshop took place at the Norwegian Research Council, Monday 21 November 2005.
The seminar was organized by the Research Program on Infancy and Childhood- Documentation Center at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in Mexico City. The objective was to discuss central issues on childhood agency in diverse social contexts and the changing implications of the role that adults may have in its promotion as facilitators, mediators or promoters of this process.
As part of the University of Oslo's Centennial Celebration, 1200 child- and youth researchers, practicioners and policy makers from 95 different countries met for 5 days to present research, debate and exchange knowledge about modern childhood and youth. The conference had well over 700 presentations and a full program of social, artistic and not least, child- and youth focused events.
Pleae check the Post Conference Website for interviews taken at the conference and publication and outcomes.
The Childwatch International Key Institutions Assembly 2005 took place place in Hurdal, Norway, from 26 - 27 June. 37 of the network's 45 Key Institutions were represented by one or two staff. The draft minutes are available here . Click on the links to find the agenda and the list of participants . Pdf versions of the thematic presentations and discussion papers from the Assembly are available below. Please do not quote without permission from the author.
In October 2004 the Childwatch International Research Network organized a regional symposium on Children living in circumstances of poverty and marginalization in southern Africa. Participants at the symposium were researchers and NGO representatives from Malawi, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia with an interest in joining forces to improve the knowledge base of the situation for children in the region.
Children and Adolescents Growing up in Contexts of Poverty, Marginalization and Violence in Latin America: Sharpening Analysis of the Problem and Shaping Responses: Second Regional Network Conference. Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2004. PUC-Rio (Department of Social Work); CIESPI and Childwatch International
Organized by: PUC, Department of Social Work - CIESPI and Childwatch International.
This was organized as a seminar that was open to the public at PUC, and was supported by Childwatch International. This seminar was attended by approximately 100 people (students, professors, researchers and community workers). During this discussion each participant took time to speak about the situation of children and youth in their respective countries, with particular focus on marginalized children, and what their organization is doing to improve the situation. Through the discussion we gained insight that many countries had similar fundamental problems and that a studied approach to these issues could create progress for Latin America as a whole.
The 2002 Childwatch International Research Network (CWI) Key Institution meeting took place with representatives from 15 Key Institutions (KIs) and several potential KIs. The meeting took advantage of being held in South East Asia, namely Bangkok, Thailand, and present were researchers and other representatives from diverse institutions in Thailand and the region.The 2002 Key Institution meeting was hosted by the National Institute for Child and Family Development (NICFD), Mahidol University, on the invitation by its Director Nittaya Kotchabhakdi.
The meeting was hosted by the Children’s Issues Centre at the University of Otago, on the invitation by its Director Anne B. Smith. Children’s Issues Centre gave invaluable assistance to the logistics of the meeting and had arranged for social events that allowed Childwatch members to meet local researchers and others involved in children’s issues. The meeting was combined with the first meeting of the 1999-2001 Advisory Board. Representatives from 18 Key Institutions participated (see below participants list). The Childwatch meetings were held in connection with the international conference: ‘Child and Family Policy Conference: Children’s Rights. National and International Perspectives’ organised by Children’s Issues Centre. Most of the Childwatch representatives participated in the conference, some of them as speakers. In addition to the professional importance of such a combination of meetings, it also allowed for combining travel budgets and sharing of costs between Childwatch and the Children’s Issues Centre.
Between September 26 and 28 1996 the directors of Childwatch International Key Institutions within the field of child research gathered for a workshop in Wild Dunes, South Carolina, under the auspices of the Institute for Families in Society at the University of South Carolina and its director, Gary Melton. The purpose of the workshop was to define further lines of collaboration among the institutions of the network, and to promote the results from child research.
Together with the Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) Childwatch International invited leading institutions within the field of child research to discuss modalities for closer cooperation under the Childwatch umbrella. Directors and other representatives from 15 institutions world-wide participated in the meeting which took place 1-4 September 1994 at Ranten Hotel, Nesbyen, Norway. This report gives the background and objectives of the meeting, and presents the conclusions concerning follow up activities.