Africa

This page contains documents and other resources related to children's care in Africa. Browse resources by region, country, or category. Resources related particularly to North Africa can also be found on the Middle East and North Africa page.

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UNICEF30 Nov 2017

UNICEF is seeking a consultant to conduct a mapping of residential care facilities in Uganda. 

UNICEF26 Nov 2017

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist for South Sudan. 

UNICEF22 Nov 2017

UNICEF is seeking a Child Protection Specialist for Child Protection in Emergencies (CPiE) in the Eastern and Southern Africa region.

Better Care Network 16 Nov 2017

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of the Child as part of its examination of Guinea’s periodic report to the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The World Bank14 Nov 2017

This feature stroy from the World Bank describes a pilot social safety net program in Benin, financed by the World Bank, that is helping to reduce child trafficking to Nigeria.

Lusaka Times12 Nov 2017

The Government of Zambia is piloting a Children First Software (CFS) application "that will provide a database of the vulnerable people in the country in order for them to receive support from their households as opposed to being institutionalised in centers," according to this article from the Lusaka Times. 

Vanguard4 Nov 2017

The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to sign a bill establishing a National Council of Social Work, according to this article.

David Kaawa-Mafigiri & Eddy Walakira1 Nov 2017

This book provides a unique perspective on addressing issues of various forms of violence against children from scholars within Uganda. 

Rebecca Quaicoe Duho - Graphic Online1 Nov 2017

Ghana held a national legislative consultative meeting to" usher in the review of laws that protect children in the country to conform to current societal trends," according to this article from Ghana's Graphic Online. The review of the laws will include the Children’s Act, the Juvenile Justice Act and other related laws. 

Spencer L. James, Jini L. Roby, Lindsay J. Powell, Bryan A. Teuscher, Kelsey L. Hamstead, Kevin Shafer - Children and Youth Services Review31 Oct 2017

This study assesses whether 157 children who spent time in a Ghanaian residential care facility but who have been reunified with their families scored differently on a battery of standardized child wellbeing measures than 204 children still living in residential care facilities using propensity score matching models. 

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