International Conference (10-12 September 2018, Kampala, Uganda): Call for papers

EPRC Uganda has issued a call for papers for its International Conference entitled "What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children? Social Policies and Programmes for Children Living in Extreme Deprivation." This conference aims to contribute to global efforts to end child poverty by generating key insight on practical actions, programmes and social policy interventions that have made a tangible difference in the lives of Africa’s poorest children.

The workshop is designed to be practice and action oriented drawing on lessons and experiences from programmes and social policies that work and show real potential for their sustainable scalability. In this regard, the organizing committee hopes to attract a broad spectrum of participants, including policy makers and development practitioners, as well as representatives from local and international civil society organizations, the private sector, academia and the general public - to name a few. 

The organizers of the conference invite submissions of extended abstracts (minimum 3 pages), or full papers, in one of the 4 thematic areas of policy intervention and programme design articulated above. Abstracts should be submitted by 30 March 2018 to childpoverty2018@eprcug.org.

Successful authors will be notified by 27 April 2018, and will be expected to submit full papers by 10 August 2018. Travel and accommodation expenses for one author/presenter per paper to participate at the conference will be covered by the conference organizers.

The conference will take place in Kampala, Uganda between 10-12 September 2018. A carefully selected collection of papers from the conference will form the foundation of an edited book: What Works for Africa’s Poorest Children? Social Policies and Programmes for Children Living in Extreme Deprivation.