Child Hunger in Africa

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

23 - 24 May 2019

United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa

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

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October 2014 – Sixth IPC

Social Protection in Africa – Making it work for children

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May 2012 – Fifth IPC

Intercountry Adoption: Alternatives and Controversies

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December 2010 – Fourth IPC

Budgeting for Children

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May 2008 – Third IPC

Child Poverty in Africa

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May 2006 – Second IPC

Violence against girls in Africa

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May 2004 – First IPC

The African Child and the Family

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