ISS refresher course in Uganda

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ISS refresher courseĀ  on Implementing Alternative Care in East Africa: policy trends and best practices for children deprived of parental care

Course background

The number of children in institutional care in eastern Africa has increased by a factor of 15 in the last two decades. The proliferation of orphanages often encourages unnecessary separation of children from families. This deprives children of their family environment with profoundly adverse effects on their development. To reverse this trend, regional governments are re-emphasizing alternative care, i.e. foster care, kinship care, and domestic adoption, to ensure that children without parental care have a safe family environment.

The refresher course will provide the knowledge base and theoretical framework for understanding and developing best practices in alternative care.

When and where

When 1-12 August 2016
Where Kampala, Uganda
Extended application deadline 22 May 2016 (applicants given definitive decision 15 June 2016)

How to apply

This course is only open to alumni of Dutch universities who received an NFP, MSP and NICHE/NPT scholarship.

Please read the eligibility criteria set out in the call for applications below carefully before applying.

To apply, please fill in this online application form.