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Makerere University College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), host to The AfriChild Centre, is the largest of the nine Colleges of Makerere University, with five schools and one institute. The University is the lead public university in Uganda and one of the oldest on the African continent, having been established in 1922. It has a vibrant local, regional and international student community currently standing at approximately 40,000 while CHUSS has the largest student body of a total of 8,350 students. Close to 30% of the students are at graduate level. Her research and partnerships portfolio is very rich with groundbreaking work in fields like child protection, HIV&AIDS as well as policy impacting work.

 

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD), is the line Ministry responsible for championing the development and implementation of initiatives aimed at advancing knowledge and improving the effectiveness of responses targeting children in adversity. In the execution of its mandate, the Ministry works with multiple actors in the field of child protection providing support where possible and directly getting involved.

 

ChildFund International  is one of the oldest Non-Governmental Organizations in Uganda in operation since 1980 on development as well as emergency relief and disaster mitigation programs focusing on children. ChildFund is a global alliance for children driven by children’s inherent potential to thrive.  ChildFund focuses on working with children throughout their life, from birth to young adulthood, as well as with families, local organizations and communities globally to create the environment children need to thrive.

 

Columbia University, New York, is a world-renowned university in the United States of America. The University currently serves as the secretariat of the global Child CPC Learning Network—a constellation of over 250 agencies working in 32 countries on the development of an evidence base for efficacious child health and protection programming. The CPC Network works to strengthen and systematize childcare and protection in crisis settings through collaborative action of humanitarian agencies, local institutions, and academic partners.

 

The United Nations Children’s Fund is the driving force that helps build a world where the rights of every child are realized. UNICEF aims to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path. Together with the Government of Uganda (GOU) and partners, UNICEF works towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan II (NDPII), and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

 

TPO Uganda is a national Ugandan Non-Governmental Organization that has been operating in Uganda since 1994. TPO-Uganda services are delivered through a community and family-oriented intervention model, which mainly focuses on identifying existing community support structures, traditional circles of support and systematically building their capacity to identify and participate in supporting the needs of: children in need of protection, survivors of gender-based violence, children and families infected and affected by HIV & AIDS; improving livelihoods of rural households and families whose socio-economic wellbeing has been incapacitated by conflict and/or any other disasters.

 

 

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