Child Hunger in Africa

8th International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)

23 - 24 May 2019

United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa

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Welcome to the Eighth International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC) which this year is dedicated to the issue of Child Hunger. This conference is expected to be animated by a galaxy of speakers – African Heads of State, leaders and chief executives of international organisations – and some five hundred participants including senior executives, policy makers, practitioners, and prominent child and women rights advocates from Africa and across the world.

The IPC is a biennial unique and independent Pan-African platform for policy dialogue on issues affecting children in Africa. The Conference provides a platform to reflect on themes of paramount importance and urgency in Africa, share experiences, and agree on the way forward for accelerating collective action.

Objective of the Conference

The major objective of the conference is to initiate and catalyse an Africa-wide conversation and collective action to combat child hunger.

Key Themes
  • Extent, causes and consequences of child hunger in Africa
  • Special vulnerability factors related to child hunger
  • Conflict, displacement and its impact on child hunger
  • Policy, programmes and good practices
  • Effective measures to end child hunger in Africa

Expected Outcomes
  • Improved knowledge of the nature magnitude, and consequences of child hunger on the sustainable development of Africa;
  • Enhanced Pan-African conversation on child hunger and what to do about it;
  • Heightened CSO advocacy efforts to end child hunger.
Conference Outputs 
  • Report on Child Hunger in Africa
  • Call for action to end child hunger

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