Regional symposium on Child Research in Southern Africa: "Children and youth living in circumstances of poverty and marginalization"
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.
The participants were encouraged to submit abstracts to the Childhoods 2005 Oslo conference, and several of the symposium participants presented their work at this event. The regional network was in its initial phase and was further developed through including Southern African contacts in Childwatch's work on the African continent. See our African Regional Network page>>