Organising Partners

Speakers at the Conference

Dr. Agnes Akosua Aidoo

Vice Chair, UN CRC, Chairperson, ACPF Administrative Council of the International Board of Trustees

H.E. Dr. Salim A. Salim
Secretary-General, Organisation of African Unity (OAU) (1989-2001); Chairperson, International Board of Trustees, ACPF
Mr. Abdoulie Janneh
Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Mme Akila Belembaogo
UNICEF Representative to the AU and UNECA
H. E. Mr. Koen Vervaeke
Ambassador of the EU to the African Union Commission
H. E. Mr. Hans Blankenberg
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Royal Netherlands Embassy
Mr. David Mugawe
Executive Director, The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Mr. Jean-Baptiste Zoungrana
Director of Child & Adolescent Protection Department, Ministry of Social Action & National Solidarity, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Mme Agnes Kabore
Chair, African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child

Mr. Gezahegn Kebede

Regional Director, Southern and Eastern Africa, Plan International

Mme Eta Tadesse

UNFPA Representative to the AU and UNECA

Ms. Petronella Murowe

Child Budget Network, Institute for Democracy in South Africa

Mr. Sulemana Abdula

Youth participant, Plan West Africa Regional Office

Ms. Mariam Umarji

Public Financial Management, MB Consulting, Mozambique

Ms. Enakshi Ganguly

Co-Director, HAQ Centre for Child Rights

Mrs. Paola Renata Pereznieto

Overseas Development Institute Research Associate

Ms. Sarah Hague

Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Burkina Faso

Mr. Isa Achoba

Chief, Strategic Planning Monitoring and Evaluation, UNICEF Kenya

Mr. Godfrey Ndenge

Social Policy Advisor, Ministry of Finance Kenya

Mr. George Laryea-Adjei

Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF South Africa

Dr. Takawira Mumvuma

Policy Research Coordinator, Municipal Development Partnership for Eastern and Southern Africa

Prof. Jeanne Flavin

Associate Professor of Sociology, Fordham University

Mr. Yehualashet Mekonen

Senior Programme Manager, The African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)

Ms. Beatrice Ogutu

Regional Advisor, Child Protection Advisor, Regional Office, International Child Support, Africa

Mr. Emmanuel Nnadozie

Director, Economic Development and NEPAD Division, United National Economic Commission for Africa

Mr. Aboubacry Tall

Regional Director, Save the Children, UK, Western and Central Africa

Prof. Stephen Peterson

Lecturer in Public Policy Harvard Kennedy School

Mme Thokozile Ruzvidzo

Director, African Centre for Gender and Social Development
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Mme Cissé Mariama Mohamed

Ag. Director for Social Affairs, African Union

H.E. Monsieur Kalidou Diallo

Ministre de l’Enselgnement Prescolaire, de l’Elementarie du Moyen Secondaire et des langues natinales Republique du Senegal

Hon. Jessica Alupo

Minister of State for Children in the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development of the Republic of Uganda

Dr. Assefa Bequele

Distinguished Fellow – ACPF