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Convening thought leadership in issues affecting children.

Ethics in Humanitarian Research: A Practical Discussion

20 - 12 May 2020: Join us for a lively discussion on ethical reviews for humanitarian research and monitoring.

Navigating through COVID-19: Unlocking Solutions for Education Organizations

6 May 2020: UNICEF Innocenti's Tom Dreesen joins the Magic Schoolbus Webinar Series on Navigating through COVID-19: Unlocking Solutions for Education Organizations. 

Violence in the home before, during and after COVID-19

21 May 2020: The UNICEF Office of Research-Innocenti launches the second webinar series of “Leading Minds Online What the Experts Say- Coronavirus and Children: Violence in the Home”.

Gender and the Evidence Functions in Social Development

30 April - 4 June 2020: In the road trip UNICEF aims to create an informal atmosphere of free exchange under the guidance of peers who are themselves probing and working to solve gender and evidence issues.
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Latest events

Children Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic
UNICEF Innocenti hosted its first Leading Minds Online event as part of a new series on Coronavirus and Children: What the Experts Say.
6 May 2020
Safeguarding and Ethics in Evidence Generation
This webinar will connect issues relating to child safeguarding with those relating to ethics in evidence generation. It will underline key considerations in evidence generation and the planning and clearance process.   
27 April 2020
Ethics, data & technologies in evidence generation
Reflecting on the use of social media and geospatial technologies in evidence generation,  UNICEF Innocenti's expert on ethics in evidence generation, Gabrielle Berman, contributed to UNICEF's Webinar on Ethics, Data and Technologies held on September 11 2019.
11 September 2019
Assessing emerging impacts of the Global Kids Online research programme
Sarah Morton, director of Matter of Focus and lead on the impact study, presented emerging findings that will shortly be consolidated in a forthcoming report ‘Children’s experiences online: building global understanding and action. A study of the impacts of the Global Kids Online initiative’.  
23 July 2019
Experts' workshop on gender-responsive and age-sensitive social protection
Despite the importance of both gender and age in order to achieve social change, there is little evidence on how social protection systems and programmes can be more gender-responsive, as well as sensitive to different age groups’ specific risks and vulnerabilities.
6 May 2019
Multi-Donor Learning Partnership Biannual Meeting 2019
The Multi-Donor Partnership on Learning met at UNICEF Innocenti to continue to share knowledge and strengthen organisational learning practice among and between the partner agencies. 
9 - 10 October 2019
CGDev Online Event: Approaching COVID-19 Risk and Response through a Gender Lens
By applying a gender lens to this pandemic, researchers and policy makers can better assess differential risks and target responses to ensure already-vulnerable populations don’t fall even farther behind. Join us for this online discussion with CGD experts, external researchers, practitioners, and advocates on how a gender lens helps us better understand and respond to the threat of COVID-19.
9 April 2020
Aysha Akhter Khushi (18) received a stipend of 15,000 Taka under a conditional cash transfer project from UNICEF. With the money, she started her own business where she sells eggs. She earns around 500 to 600 Taka daily. © UNICEF/UN069642/Kiron
UNICEF Innocenti @ CSW64
While the CSW was curtailed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this year the CSW reviewed 25 years of progress since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (introduced in 1995). 
9 March 2020
Nelly Salinas (Right) helps her 21-month-old foster daughter, Milagro Carolina Kastano, look at an album of photographs, outside their home in Panama City, the capital. © UNICEF/UNI134960/Dormino
Bridging the Gaps: Reviewing the intersections of violence against women and violence against children
Evidence on the points of intersection of the two forms of violence that follow parallel but distinct trajectories.
12 March 2020
UNICEF Innocenti's Jacobus de Hoop speaking on a panel at USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Evidence Summit in 2019. Photo courtesy of Kristen Dayton.
USAID Counter-Trafficking in Persons Evidence Summit
UNICEF Innocenti's Jacobus de Hoop presented work on "Child Transfers, Child Work & Schooling" at USAID's Counter-Trafficking in Persons Evidence Summit. More than 85 researchers, experts, and practitioners gathered to share information about anti-trafficking data and efforts and discuss applications for field programming and policy.
29 - 30 October 2019
© UNICEF/UNI198349/Quarmyne
The social value of health insurance
Christoph Strupat presented the results of a study assessing the cushioning effect of Ghana's national health insurance on the financial consequences of health shocks.
23 May 2019
© UNICEF/UN0287458/Nesbitt
GRASSP: Unleashing the potential of social protection for girls and women
How social protection can better address life course vulnerabilities and break inter-generational cycles of poverty?
12 March 2019
The International Conference on Universal Child Grants, convened by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization, and the Overseas Development Institute, from February 6 to 8, 2019.
International Conference on Universal Child Grants
6-8 February 2019 - This conference, convened by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), brings together national governments and policy practitioners, researchers and the international community to explore the arguments and the evidence emerging from the implementation of alternative cash transfer schemes and their implications for UCGs. 
6 - 8 February 2019
© UNICEF/UN0214365/Anush BabajanyanLiza, 12, makes a drawing while in the office of her former psychologist at a UNICEF supported shelter in Moldova.
Evidence on educational strategies to address child labour in India and Bangladesh
The workshop's objective is to establish current evidence and inform future direction for research on educational strategies to address child labour in India and Bangladesh. Bringing together 24 experts on the topics of child labour and education, as well as donors (DFID) and programme partners (ILO, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia, IDS, UNICEF country offices), the workshop represents the main inception activity for the DFID-funded research project “Supporting DFID’s Asia Regional Child Labour Programme: Evidence on Educational Strategies to Address Child Labour in South Asia". The project is carried out by UNICEF Innocenti, as part of the broader DFID “Asia Regional Child Labour Programme”.
30 November - 3 December 2019
Participants at the 7th Transfer Project Workshop held April 2019 in Arusha, Tanzania. © Michelle Mills.
Transfer Project workshop 2019
A gathering of social protection experts and stakeholders to promote cross-country learning on cash transfers.
2 - 4 April 2019
Kick-off meeting of the global EVAC knowledge network
Experts discuss and explore critical issues on building the evidence base for ending violence against children.
18 - 19 March 2019
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