Daystar to Host International Child Protection Conference
Daystar University under the School of Human and Social Sciences will host an International Child Protection Conference from August 8 – 10, 2018, at the University’s DAC Auditorium, Nairobi Campus. The theme of the conference will be, “From vulnerability to resilience, innovation and evidence.
The conference will bring together child protection NGOs, academics, children’s workers and children from across the Africa.
The opening ceremony will be graced by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Social Protection, Hon. Ukur Yattani EGH, while the closing ceremony will be officiated by the Cabinet Secretary, Internal Security Dr. Fred Matiang’. Daystar University Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Prof. James Kombo will be present to welcome the delegates to the University.
Keynote speakers will include Prof. Linda Theron – Professor of Psychology, University of Pretoria-South Africa; Dr. Florence Muli-Musiime – Board Member , National Crime Research Centre [ NCRC]- Kenya, and immediate former Chancellor of Daystar University; Mr. Noah Sanganyi- Director of Children Services, State Department of Social Protection; Mr. Otto Sestak – Head of Learning and Engagement, Hope and Homes for Children,Romania; Edmund Foley –HOD Public Law, GIMPA Law School- Ghana; Jonathan Brakash – Child Psychologist, Director , Say and Play Therapy, Zimbabwe; Rev. Teresita Chua – President, Philippine Free Methodist Social Ministries and Incorporated Director, Ahon Community Care Center, Butuan; and Sherry Sacino -President, Youth Empowerment Alliance [YEA],USA.
Sub-themes in relations to Child Protection will be grouped around the following topics:
- Children affected and infected with HIV;
- Gender-based violence and violence against children;
- Children living on the streets;
- Children in conflict with the law;
- Children in conflict situations;
- Children and technology;
- Children in extreme poverty;
- Children in hazardous environment;
- Children with special needs
- Children in institutions.
The conference is co-sponsored by the Government through the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, State Department of Social Protection, Daystar University and participating child protection NGOs key among them UNICEF, Child Fund Kenya, Save the Children, REPSSI, SOS Children’s Villages Kenya, Christian Aid, Rongo University, Plan International, and Mtoto.
This is the second Child Protection Conference hosted by Daystar University. The first conference took place in 2016.