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Launch of Leadership Dialogues

Miracle Foundation India recently initiated holding ‘Leadership Dialogues’ aimed towards shaping conversations around Family Strengthening (FS) and F-BAC, while acknowledging, recognizing and celebrating the invaluable contributions of the child protection workforce in the realm of child care and protection. We have successfully organized two such impactful dialogues so far!

Our inaugural dialogue, held on October 26, 2023, focused on best practices in the realm of prevention and gatekeeping at the level of CWCs, besides deliberating on the role of community in ensuring children stay with families. Speakers on the panel included S. Thanasekarapandian, Joint Director of Social Defence, Regional Office of Social Defence, Chennai; Chhaya Gurav Raut, Chairperson, Child Welfare Committee, Nagpur, Maharashtra; Manoranjan Das, Development Practitioner, Catholic Relief Services, Odisha; and Albert Justin, Miracle Foundation India’s Youth Ambassador. You can watch the recording of the inaugural edition here.

The second Leadership Dialogue, organized on February 15, 2024, centered on the role of  local governance bodies in prevention and gatekeeping. The panel comprised Pankaj Pandey, National Program Officer, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India; Smita Sen, Founder and Executive Director, Rupantaran Foundation; and N. Riyaz Ahamed Basha, District Child Protection Officer, Social Defence Department, Tamil Nadu Government. The recording of the second edition can be found here.