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Coordination Is Key In Child Care
18/03/13
"Our children are our most valuable resource"- These rousing words were said by the Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hon. O. Gaborone at the 2013 National Childcare Forum (NCF)

Coordination Is Key In Child Care

"Our children are our most valuable resource"- These rousing words were said by the Assistant Minister of Local Government and Rural Development Hon. O. Gaborone at the 2013 National Childcare Forum (NCF)

This years’ forum was characterised by a collage of stakeholders which included policy makers, development partners, donor agencies, Civil Society Organisations and programme implementers at all levels. It is in this context that the 2013 NCF was held under the theme, "Implementing a coordinated and sustainable programme for children", and as such the main premise of the NCF was to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to dialogue on best practices in relation to various aspects of service provision, and to map a way forward to improve coordination of service delivery.

During his keynote address, Hon. Gaborone availed that "The Peoples Ministry has undertook a rapid assessment of all Civil Society Organisations working with children and the results have shown that there is limited understanding of key child welfare policies and legislation; poor networking and information and uncoordinated programming within and across all sectors."

It must thus be noted that these hindrances prompted the establishment of the NCF, which aims to afford stakeholders in child protection the opportunity to interact and identify areas of mutual support, and opportunities for enhanced partnerships whilst stimulating a way forward on the coordination of provision of child protection services in a more comprehensive manner.

In conclusion it may be said that, it is imperative that The People’s Ministry and other child protection stakeholders meet regularly at forums such as the National Childcare Forum to enhance coordination structures and mechanisms for the provision of quality services to all children.

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