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First Community of Practice launched on CFC website

09 Dec 2010
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A first IRC Community of Practice was implemented on the Child Friendly Cities website to support the development of the CFC research initiative among the researchers and partners participating in the project. The new wiki-based tool (password protected) was created to be an active work space for uploading documents, sharing comments and receiving feedback among the community of participating researchers. It is the first example of its kind developed by IRC and it is meant to become an innovative key component of doing research at IRC in the future.

The CFC research initiative is intended to support improvement of the conditions of children living in urban settings by enabling communities and cities to better assess the degree to which they are fulfilling children's rights, and assisting in the critical self-appraisal of governance structures and processes that are designed to support families and children. The process seeks to promote awareness among stakeholders, sensitize policy makers about children's rights and generate data on the situation of children in participating cities and communities. The research will yield a flexible set of participatory assessment tools that can contribute to expanding the breadth and quality of data on children's conditions and improve the cities' and communities' monitoring and assessment capacities.

To know more on the CFC research initiative visit the CFC website.