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The African Report on Child Wellbeing series is a pan-African project initiated to promote state accountability to children and mobilise legal, policy and administrative actions towards progressive realisation of the ideals and principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACRWC). The Report regularly assesses the extent to which African governments are living up to their commitments to children and provide critical analyses of strengths and weaknesses of national efforts made to put in place child-sensitive laws and policies and effectively implement them.
The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF) launched the African Child Information Hub (InfoHub) in November 2006. The main objective of the InfoHub is to create a forum to facilitate the exchange of information, ideas and experiences on matters relating to children. The InfoHub features a database of child-focused organizations , Data and Statistics on indicators of the wellbeing of children in Africa, the African Child E-Newsletter, News , an events calendar, reports, documents and research publications on the state of children.
The International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC) is a major biennial event aimed at promoting policy dialogue on the rights and wellbeing of children in Africa. Since 2004, there have been six IPCs bringing together political leaders, leading thinkers, policy makers, activists and experts from governments, civil society, academia and international non-governmental organisations from within and outside Africa. It has within a relatively short period of time become a high-powered event, and the premier forum on children’s issues in Africa.
The Larissa Award draws attention to, documents and rewards good practice models in advancing the cause of children in Africa and encourages their replication. The specific purpose of the Larissa Award is to give recognition and encouragement to exemplary initiatives that made Africa a better place for its children. The Award seeks to project a positive image of a continent that is often portrayed only as one of doom and gloom. The Award covers a broad range of areas such as health care, education, nutrition, disability, and care for orphans.