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Establishment of a CFC initiative in South Africa

©UNICEF/NYHQ2007-1342/Pirozzi - Two African children

In August, the CFC project officer at IRC travelled to South Africa to support the UNICEF Country Office and local partners to explore the possibility of setting-up a CFC Initiative.

A seminar was organized with local stakeholders and included presentations on experiences and actions in different countries (with inputs by UNICEF and UN Habitat) as well as locally in South Africa. A Steering committee was appointed following the seminar, and met the following day to discuss steps forward. Identified action include adapting the CFC framework and materials to the South Africa context, engaging in the CFC research coordinated by IRC/CERG, and look to the possible development of a certification process.