Participatory Development Associates (PDA) cordially invites you to a webinar on child labor in Ghana. Throughout the year, these webinars have showcased the knowledge and expertise of our personnel based on two decades of PDA’s work to generate quality findings and evidence towards strengthening economic development processes, policymaking and the design of development programmes/interventions in Africa.
Our final such event for the year will complement PDA’s sixth Annual Knowledge Sharing Workshop on Child Protection. Since 2017, these workshops have provided a platform for convening key actors in the Ghanaian child protection space to discuss issues of child protection online and offline. This year, in conjunction with the Department of Children (under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection), and Free the Slaves, the workshop will build on evidence presented in the comprehensive report generated by the organization and its associates in 2020, to discuss “Child Labor and the Working Child: Institutional Approaches to Child Labor Remediation in Ghana.”
Child labour not only poses well-known immediate health, safety and development risks, but is also associated with compromised earning prospects and chances of securing decent work in the longer term, perpetuating vicious cycles of intergenerational poverty. Despite the government’s commitment to attaining SDG Goal 8.7 by ratifying all the key conventions on the issue, however, child labor has remained a pervasive challenge in every region of Ghana. The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated matters: as nationwide school closures began on March 16, 2020, several children were forced to enter/re-enter the workforce in order to support their families’ much-reduced incomes, and to occupy themselves in the absence of schoolwork. Many such are yet to fully resume their education even though schools have been re-opened.
This webinar will be informative about the collaborative efforts in the country towards eliminating child labor, while highlighting effective indigenous approaches that could be implemented to accelerate the process. We look forward to your participation. The event details are as follows:
Date: Thursday, 24th November, 2022
Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm GMT
Theme: Child Labor and the Working Child: Institutional Approaches to Child Labor Remediation in Ghana
Venue: Virtual (Zoom Meeting ID will be shared).
To participate, kindly register via this link: https://bit.ly/pdaksw22, so that you will be added to the Google calendar event for reminders. You will also be able to follow the livestream of the event on our social media pages.