International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC)
The International Policy Conference on the African Child (IPC) is a major event aimed at promoting policy dialogue and providing a platform for leading thinkers, policy makers, practitioners and activists to positively engage and interact on the challenges facing children in Africa and the policy choices that governments could consider to promote children’s rights and wellbeing. The IPC has, within a relatively short period of time, become a high-powered event, and the premier forum on children’s issues in Africa.
It is usually attended by some 500 to 800 participants. Speakers include African Heads of State, senior government officials, Heads and Commissioners of the African Union, executive heads of international organisations and INGOs and world authorities on global development and children’s issues.
Previous themes included: The African Child and the Family (2004), Violence against Girls in Africa (2006), Child Poverty in Africa (2008), Budgeting for Children in Africa (2010), Inter-country Adoption (2012), Social Protection in Africa (2014) and Crimes and Extreme Violence against Children in Africa (2016).
November 2016 – Seventh IPC
Our Hidden Shame : Crimes and Extreme Violence against Children in Africa