The objective of the workshop was to impart and share knowledge, among relevant stakeholders on the protection of children and children’s rights in line with the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the African Child.
The workshop was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka with the participation of the Foreign Service Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Kenya, the High Commission of South Africa, Child Protection Section of the UNICEF, Nairobi, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Arigatou International and Africa Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN).
Dr Hiranthi Wijemanne, founder of the National Child Protection Authority of Sri Lanka was the guest speaker. She spoke on the Sri Lanka Experience in Child Protection and H.E. Culpathmendra Dahanayake, High Commissioner of Sri Lanka and Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-HABITAT spoke on the Rights of the Child as Enshrined in the Law and its Relevance to Protection, Empowerment and the Provision of Equal Opportunities to the African Child by 2030. Madame Sahle-Work Zewde, Director-General of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON), declared open the workshop.