CPC Webinar: Making the Invisible Visible: Counting Children on the Streets in Malawi

Date of webinar: 
23 Jul 2015
Start and finish time of webinar: 
15.00 CET
Joanna Wakia, Monitoring and Research Advisor at Retrak, and Charles Gwengwe, Executive Director at
CPC Learning Network
Enumerating Street Children in Malawi by Retrak

The CPC Network is organising a webinar on the subject of assessing the number of children in street situation.

Very little evidence exists about the numbers of children living and working on the streets globally, undermining efforts to ensure they receive adequate and appropriate care. In order to inform policy and practice in Malawi, Retrak, Chisomo Children’s Club and the Government of Malawi undertook an enumeration study of children on the streets in Lilongwe and Blantyre, using the capture/recapture methodology. 

The webinar will feature Joanna Wakia, Monitoring and Research Advisor at Retrak, and Charles Gwengwe, Executive Director at Chisomo Children’s Club, to explore the approach followed, to share the initial results and to discuss implications for interventions in Malawi and future research steps.

To register for the CPC Network's webinar please click here

Similar initiatives have been done in Europe as well:

In Albania UNICEF - together with local organisations including ARSIS made an assessment of children in street situations: National Study on Children in Street Situation in Albania

In the European Union a 15-country study looked at the phenomenon of child begging: Report for the Study on Typology and Policy Responses to Child Begging in the EU

Save the Children assessed the children begging in Republika Sprska, Montenegro, and Serbia: Prevalence, Prevention and Supression of Child Begging

Last, but not least, the project Mario conducted street outreach research in Kosovo, Greece, Italy, FYROM, Belgium and the Netherlands assessing the situation of Bulgarian, Romanian and Albanian children in street situation. For more information browse the latest publications of the project.



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