Countries in Transition Forum: Challenges and Programmatic Responses to Refugee and Displaced Children and Families

Saturday, September 30 9am-3pm

GGD Haaglanden Building

Westeinde 128, 2512 HE Den Haag

A  forum for delegates from countries where work is in progress to develop child protection and child welfare systems can share their experiences and meet other experts in the field. The format is a highly interactive, full-day program, and includes lunch. We hope participants will join us for the Master Class on Sunday, as well, for a full two days of inspiring career development.

 Not in my backyard! The Challenges and Programmatic Responses to Migrant, Refugee and Displaced Children and Families

8:30 – 9:00           Registration & Sign In

9:00 – 9:15           Welcome and brief introduction to ISPCAN                       Bernard Gerbaka, President ISPCAN

9:15 – 9:30            Introductions of delegates

9:30 – 10:30         Afruca’s research on the status of the world’s refugees and with special reference to children: Presentation and discussion                   Deborah Ariyo, OBE, CEO

10:30 – 10:45        Coffee Break                                                                                   

10:45 – 11:45      Challenges and Programmatic Responses to Refugee and Displaced Children and Families in Turkey: Presentation and discussion         Figen Sahin Dagli, MD, TSPCAN

11:45 – 12:45      Migrants and refugees in Lebanon: Challenges and responses? Presentation and discussion                  Bernard Gerbaka, MD

12:45 – 13:30        Lunch Break                                                                                     

13:30 – 14:30      Xenophobia – a consequence of failed migrant and refugee integration?  Presentation and discussion           Joan van Niekerk,  Past President, ISPCAN

14:30 – 15:45      Joint general comment No.33 of the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families and No 21 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the Human Rights of children in the Context of International Migration: Presentation and discussion              Joan van Niekerk & Alejandro Morlachetti

15:45                       Close