AfriChild Centre hosts/collaborates with other partners to convene researchers, policy makers, civil society, academia and others to deliberate on matters pertaining to children at multi levels.


The National Child Rights Conference 2016, 13th and 14th of May 2016 at Silver Spring Hotel, Kampala This was convened and hosted in collaboration with Uganda Child Rights NGO Network (UCRNN) under the theme “Ending Violence against Children”.   The conference brought together child protection actors to advocate for the protection of children from violence.

Preceding the Convention was children’s camp which took place from 30th May to 3rd of June at The African Village in Mukono.  At this camp, children were given an opportunity to identify their issues related to violence, and subsequently this informed the 2 day convention of 13th and 14th June. The Children identified the causes of violence especially mated them and suggested recommendations on what needed to be done to protect them.


First Annual Conference on Child Behavioural Health in Sub Saharan Africa, July 12-15th, 2016 at the Sheraton Hotel, Kampala – In collaboration with The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University and the International Center for Child Health and Asset Development at Columbia University, the conference was organized to bring together researchers, academics, government leaders and NGO-level practitioners from Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States to discuss and develop evidence-based programs to address the behavioral health needs of children in Sub-Saharan Africa.


The event created an opportunity for establishment of a tradition of global partnership and rigorous research in support of vulnerable children, as conference attendees shared findings, from cross-disciplinary collaborations and advocated for children in Sub-Saharan Africa. This conference also launched the Global Child Health Fellowship program to provide mentorship and advancement opportunities for young, promising scholars, particularly those from Sub-Saharan Africa.