CIFAR Forum: Well-Being of the World's Children
A dynamic conversation bringing together researchers and practitioners for an intensive two-day discussion to create the conditions for interdisciplinary research that will help the world’s children reach their full potential.
The two-day programme will consist of formal talks and interactive dialogue, covering critical areas such as physical and mental health under environmental strain; optimizing cognitive, psychological and social development; mechanisms for resilience and skills acquisition; and the challenges of growing up in conflict settings or as a refugee. Participants will be invited from across academia, civil society, and the public and private sectors to inform how research, practice, and policy can converge to enable the world’s most at-risk children to thrive. Through the Forum, CIFAR intends to convene a coalition of researchers and partners in support of a new interdisciplinary research programme.