African Conference on Family-Based Care for Children

In September 2009, BCN partnered with ANPPCAN, UNICEF, Feed the Children, Department of Children's Services, Kenya, SOS Children's Villages, Compassion International, Give a Child a Family, USAID, and Lakarmissionen to hold the First International Conference in Africa on Family-Based Care for Children in Nairobi, Kenya.

The conference was attended by over 450 participants from approximately 30 African countries. Representatives from government ministries and parliament; donors; non-governmental organizations; faith-based organizations; community-based organizations; and international organizations were in attendance. The conference objectives were to: (a) improve knowledge on family based care for children through sharing information and experiences; (b) enhance the legislative and policy environment to support family based care for children in Africa; and (c) improve skills of actors in the provision of family based care for children in Africa.

To learn more about the conference, visit the links below or contact the BCN Secretariat