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Programme symposium

Programme symposium

Photo: SCL/Hivos

Together with partner organizations from around the world we organize a symposium to celebrate the milestone of 15 years Stop Child Labour on Thursday 23 May 2019. During the symposium we will share our experiences on combatting child labour around the world, including the child labour free zone approach. We look forward to interesting discussions and to exchange ideas on how to join forces, bringing sustainable solutions for all children and their families, reaching the point where child labour has ceased to be.

Programme

 

13.30 – 14.00                         Doors open

 

14.00 – 14.10                         Welcome

 – Sofie Ovaa – Stop Child Labour programme manager

 

14.10 – 14.30                         Presentation 15 years Stop Child Labour

 – Andrews Addoguaye Tagoe – General Agriculture Workers Union  (GAWU, Ghana)

 

14.30 – 14.45                         The Child Labour Free Zone (CLFZ) Concept

 – Venkat Reddy – MV Foundation (India)

 

14.45 – 15.00                         Questions and introduction of the key panel:

 – Prerna Prasad – Building and Wood Workers International (BWI, India)

 – Bosco Okaya – Community Empowerment for Rural Development       (CEFORD, Uganda)

 – Hillary Yuba – Progressive Teachers Union Zimbabwe (PTUZ)

 

15:00 – 15.30                         Panel discussion A: CLFZ and education

 – Video: Mali

– Special guest: Soumeïla Maiga – SNEC teachers union (Mali)

15.30 – 16.00                         Coffee break

 

16.00 – 16.30                         Panel discussion B: CLFZ and gender

 – Video: Ethiopia

 – Special guest: Mestika Negash – Wabe’s Children’s Aid and   Training (Ethiopia)

 

16:30 17.00                         Panel discussion C: CLFZ and companies

 – Video: India

 – Special guest 1: Bram Callewier – Beltrami (Belgium)

 – Special guest 2: Varun Sharma – Manjari (India)

 

17:00 17.15                         Story of Malleshawari

 – Former child labourer and video journalist (India)

 

17.15 – 17.35                         Learnings and future collaboration

 

17.35 – 17.45                         Closing

                                                        

17.45 – 18.30                        Cocktail and live music