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Launch of the portal Policy Action Network on Children (PAN:Children)


WHAT: Launch of the portal Policy Action Network on Children (PAN:Children)
Panel discussion on: The role of knowledge-generation in ensuring policy that responds to the rights of children

WHO: Speakers:

  • Dr Olive Shisana, CEO, Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)
  • Profesor Julia Sloth-Neilsen, African Committee of the Rights and Welfare of the Child
  • Ms Thandeka Mxenge, Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities
  • Mr Zane Dangor, Special Advisor, Department of Social Development
  • Ms Aida Girma, Representative, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

Panelists: Commissioner Lindiwe Mokate, South African Human Rights Commission; Dr Ian Goldman, Department of Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation; Mr Rodgers Hlatshwayo, Department of Social Development; Ms Felicity Nxumalo, Department of Women, Children and Persons with Disabilities

WHERE: Freedom Park, Pretoria (Sanctuary Venue)

WHEN: Friday, 31 August 2012 from 8:00 to 11:15

WHY: The HSRC and UNICEF are launching a policy-oriented web portal on children’s rights and equity in South Africa. The portal, known as Policy Action Network, or PAN: Children, aims to provide high-quality, timely information to inform decision-making and policy in relation to children. The portal is primarily targeted at South African policy makers and academics involved in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in the area of child rights and equity.
The portal is also relevant to civil society, private sector and development professionals involved in the advancement of child rights.
The launch event will feature a high-level dialogue with prominent experts on the subject of child poverty in South Africa.
We look forward to your participation.

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