5th BICON Conference on Alternative Care for Children in Asia



BICON is an inter-agency cooperation of 8 leading international NGOs focused on alternative care for children.

Since 2014, BICON has been a leading conference focussed on the rights of children and young people without parental care (CWPC).

The 5th Biennial International Conference on Alternative Care for Children in Asia (BICON) will take place over two days, on 6-7th September 2023, in Kathmandu, Nepal.

This event will be hosted both in person and online, with practitioners, government representatives, academics, and young people with lived experience of care coming together to discuss regional and national challenges, best practices and explore emerging trends related to alternative care reform and children’s rights in Asia. More than 300 delegates from across the globe will participate in a series of plenaries and panel discussions, with opportunities for informal networking. A final report will feature recommendations for action that reflect the conference discussions.

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