Newsletter: October 2018

We are nearing closer to the VOICE conference, which we will co-host with PUSKAPA, the Center on Child Protection and Well-Being at the University of Indonesia, from December 12-14, in Bali. Be sure to take advantage of early bird registration, which has been extended to November 30, 2018. Regular registration will be open from December 1 to 12, 2018. It’s shaping up to be a great conference with a number of excellent co-sponsors, and we hope to see you there!

Leadership transitions are underway at the Secretariat with former co-director Lindsay Stark having taken up a new position at the Washington University’s Brown School.  You will find a farewell note from Lindsay below, and I am sure you will all join me in wishing her well at her new institution.  I am also pleased to welcome Cassie Landers as the CPC Learning Network’s incoming co-director.  Cassie brings decades of experience in child development, parenting, and child protection, having worked in over 60 countries around the world across academic, United Nations, and civil society organizations.  Welcome, Cassie!

We’re hiring! The CPC Learning Network is hiring a Project Officer to coordinate research measuring the impact of efforts to reduce child labor and modern trafficking. The Effective Approaches to End the Worst Forms of Child Labor Project (EAPEC) will work to reduce child labor in business supply chains in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic, and Ethiopia. Please see below for more details on this position.

Finally, more about what you’ll find below: in addition to a number of vacancies (our own and others), we are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the CPC Learning Network faculty affiliates and advisory board members with articles covering the educational impacts and cost-effectiveness of cash programs in developing countries to two COMPASS studies. You’ll also find the link to the recent webinar we co-hosted with the UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti, the World Bank, the Transfer Project, and the Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: Effects of Cash Transfers on Protection and Wellbeing Outcomes for Women and Children. Thank you to all 200+ of you who participated! 

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