Latin American and the Caribbean Regional Network
The exchange and collaboration within the regional network is organized to strengthen the capacity of child research in the region and to secure the use of child research in policy development and practice on the continent. The development of theory and methodology adjusted to Latin American realities is also in focus.
The Latin American regional network is a continuation of the Partnership Programme between the Childwatch Key Institutions in Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela (2001 - 2004). The regional network is based on research cooperation within the framework of the study group Children Growing up in Circumstances of Poverty and Marginalization. The study group is a direct result of the Latin American Partnership Program (2001 - 2004) between the Childwatch International Key institutions CENDIF in Venezuela, CIESPI in Brazil and CINDE in Colombia. The Partnership elaborated a common platform for research collaboration on the Latin American continent within the theme of children growing up in contexts of poverty, marginalization and violence. The partnerhip has evolved into a study group and was expanded to include the Childwatch Key Institutions the Caribbean Child Development Center in Jamaica, CEANIM in Chile, the Documentation Centre on Infancy and Childhood in Mexico and Paniamor in Costa Rica. It is currently the research basis of a Latin American regional network with several partners both outside and inside of the Childwatch International Research Network.
Conferences & Workshops
2010: The VI International Conference and Annual Regional Meeting of the Latin American and the Caribbean Network: “Excluded Children and Youth of Latin America and the Caribbean: Outcomes and Challenges of the New Millennium”. Taking place on November 18th to 20th, the conference will be co-organized with Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana and hosted by El Colegio de Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico. For further information, please see here>>
2009: On October 15th, the Regional Network organised a Regional Meeting in Buenos Aires at the Universidad Lomas de Zamora. The Regional Network also organized a conference with the title V International Conference: Calidad de Vida y Derechos de los Niños, Niñas y Jovenes en América Latina on October 16th.
2008: Fourth Regional Conference: ENCUENTRO INTERNACIONAL “Socialización Política: Niñez y Juventud, Tendencias y Contratendencias" - Interdisciplinary Approaches to Participatory Research on Children and Youth Participation 12-15 November, Manizales Colombia. For Spanish>>
2006: Third Latin American Network Conference: Childhood and Youth: Dislocations and Changes Jul 17, 2006 - Jul 19, 2006, Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, Mexico City, Mexico. Regional network meeting 20 July 2006. Download the Executive report here>>
2005: The group organized a session on poverty and marginalization in Latin America and the Caribbean at the Childhoods 2005 conference. The session plan is available here>> The regional network organized two meetings during the same conference to plan future activities and collaborative projects, as well as to focus the agenda for the network meeting and conference held in Mexico 2006. Find minutes of meeting here>>
Agency in Childhood and Youth" 7 - 8 November, 2005 Latin American Childwatch Network seminar Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico City.
2004: Second Regional Network Conference:Ninos y Adolescentes Creciendo en Contextos de Marginalidad y Pobreza Sep 26, 2004 - Sep 29, 2004, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2003: First International Conference of the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Network: Children and Adolescents Growing up in Contexts of Poverty, Marginalization and Violence in Latin America Nov 5, 2003 - Nov 7, 2003, PUC, The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.
Publications have been produced following previous conferences:
Training Course for Young Researchers
The Latin American and Caribbean regional network organized a one year training course for junior researchers in the region. The aim with the consolidation of the training course is to strengthen the research capacity of Latin American Institutions belonging to the Childwatch International network and other institutions of the extended Childwatch International Latin American Network.
Marta Arango, CINDE, Colombia: marango [at] cinde.org.co