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Building a Caribbean Fit for Children

Building a Region Fit for Children: Promoting Child Rights Through Research is the title of the third annual Caribbean Child Research Conference, to be held in Jamaica 21 - 22 October. Researchers, policy makers and practitioners will meet to discuss the role of research in strengthening children's rights in the region.

Building a Region Fit for Children: Promoting Child Rights Through Research is the theme of the third annual Caribbean Child Research Conference that is being staged from October 21-22 at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel. The Conference is aimed at sharing research findings on issues related to children; strengthening the network of researchers on children issues and encouraging research in both priority areas and in other important but neglected areas.

It is a regional interdisciplinary conference covering a range of child related themes including protecting children’s rights, rights to survival and development and children’s participation rights. The Childwatch International Key Institution the Caribbean Child Development Centre (CCDC) of the University of the West Indies is co-organizer of the conference.

The conference is being hosted by the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) in association with the Planning Institute of Jamaica, the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) , the Caribbean Child Development Centre (CCDC), the Office of the Children’s Advocate (OCA), the Child Development Agency (CDA), the Jamaica Coalition on the Rights of the Child, the Jamaica Youth Coalition, the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) and the Ministries of Education and Health with the kind sponsorship of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

For enquiries e-mail: childconference08 [at]

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Published Oct. 9, 2008 9:42 AM - Last modified Apr. 17, 2013 3:00 PM