International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)
Dr. Philip Cook holds a Ph.D. in Cross-Cultural Psychology from Queen’s University, and is the founder and current Executive Director of the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD). Since 1994, Dr. Cook has overseen the Institute’s growth as a leader in linking children’s rights and healthy development to broad issues of human development and participatory governance across diverse cultures and situational contexts. During this time, IICRD has been working in partnership with a cross section of UN agencies, governments, and international non-governmental organizations, and children’s organizations.
These partnerships have resulted in policy design, community based research initiatives, school based programs and projects with marginalized children, youth and their communities on various issues including: child participation in local governance, youth leadership and development, support for Indigenous children, child participation monitoring and evaluation, intergenerational programs, promoting the rights of sexually-exploited children and caring for children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Learn more about Dr. Cook here.