What works? Social and Behavioral Approaches to Boost Children’s Well-Being
15 March 2019
8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Based on their research and development projects across the world, experts from different fields will present new insights into behavioral and social change, focusing on community engagement and empowerment to improve child development.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outline an ambitious agenda for the global development community over the next decade. Achievement of these goals are critical to improving the lives of millions of communities, families and children across the world, particularly among marginalized population groups.
The Center for Child Well-being and Development (CCWD) and UNICEF are working together to advance in the Sustainable Development Goals by undertaking high quality research and generating rigorous evidence on effective social and behavioral change. We are also working in the implementation of community-based strategies and interventions to support national and local governments. The annual conference 2019 aims to contribute to these efforts.
Featured keynote speaker Dr. Nava Ashraf, Professor of the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Research Director of the Marshall Institute.
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Session 1: The abandonment of harmful social norms and stimulation of social non-acceptance of violence
Session 2: Increased demand and utilization of quality and inclusive services for the child
Session 3: Engagement and empowerment of children and communities
Session 4: Effective communication and community engagement in humanitarian action
Session 5: Pathways from research to policy
Lecture: Presentation of the report of the Harmful and Traditional Practices Survey in Malawi
Mekonnen Woldegorgis – Research and Evaluation Specialist, UNICEF Malawi
Guilherme Lichand – Research Director, Center for Child Well-being and Development
A research and policy agenda for social and behavior change and community engagement
Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli - Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, World Health Organization
Priscilla Idele – Deputy Director, UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti
Adina Rom – Founder and CEO of Policy Analytics Switzerland
Fabio Segura – Head of International Programs, Jacobs Foundation
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Children as Agents of Change
Nava Ashraf – Professor of the Department of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Research Director of the Marshall Institute.