Child Research and Practice Forum (CRPF)
A good example of Young Lives Ethiopia’s work in linking policy and practice is the Child Research and Practice Forum (CRPF) which came in to being after the research topic identification and prioritisation consultation workshop organised by Young Lives with financial support from the Oak foundation in April 2010.
The CRPF started in September 2010 with the main objectives of linking research, practice and policy. So far Young Lives is taking the lead in coordinating the forum with logistical support from UNICEF. The forum holds a monthly lunchtime seminar where research on children is presented for a number of participants followed by debates and discussion.
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The Forum’s steering committee is composed of members from the African Child Policy Forum (ACPF); CHAD-ET; the Consortium of Christian Relief and Development Associations (CCRDA); the Forum on Sustainable Child Empowerment (FSCE); Norwegian Church Aid; the Oak foundation; Save the Children; UNICEF; and Young Lives.