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of contemporary slavery.
Wednesday, November 17
Camilla Croso Silva,
Vice President of the Global Campaign for Educationand General Coordinator of the Latin American Campaign for the Right toEducation
Camilla Croso currently coordinates the Latin American Campaign for the Right toEducation, a network that articulates 18 national education forums and 8 regional networksfrom Latin America. The Campaign seeks to influence policy making both at a regional andnational level, as well as at the international level. She graduated from the University of São Paulo in 1994 and received her master in Social Policy and Planning in DevelopingCountries from the London School of Economics in 1998.Camilla was previously on the GCE board representing Ação Educativa and in January 2008she was voted in to represent the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education.The Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE, for its acronym in Spanish)is a plural network of civil society organizations acting in the defense and promotion of theright to a free public education for all people, responsibility of the State, which responds tothe dimensions of availability, accessibility, acceptability, adaptability and accountability. Itseeks to promote a transformation towards the implementation of a new developmentmodel that fulfills the "living well" concept, social justice, human dignity and theharmonious relationship with the environment in Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Wednesday, November 17
Child Participation Specialist with UNICEF
Ravi Karkara is working as a Child Participation Specialist with UNICEF Head Quarter, in theGender Rights and Civic Engagement Section at New York. His present responsibility is tofacilitate coordination of a Secretariat on Child Participation and Global Advocacy withoverall coordination, development, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of UNICEF’s global advocacy initiatives involving children and young peoples’ participation.From August 2002 to June 2007, Karkara was the Regional Program Manager in South andCentral Asia for Save the Children Sweden. He had the overall responsibility for supportingprograms in South Asia and in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating theregional program strategy. With a specific focus on Save the Children’s four prioritizedthemes: End violence against children, promote child rights programming as a programapproach, child protection in emergencies and develop strategic partnerships. All Save theChildren’s program work is based on the principles of Child Rights Programming (CRP)including strengthening and promoting children’s participation, accountability and non-discrimination. He has been actively involved in developing Save the Children Sweden andthe Save the Children Alliance methods and framework for operationalising rights basedapproach. He has also supported other agencies like Plan International and War ChildHolland to advance human rights abased approach t programming.Karkara has authored/co-authored over 30 publications in areas of child rights, children’sparticipation, child protection, advocacy, gender, masculinities, gender and inclusion andemergencies.
Tuesday, November 16
, World Health Organization, Switzerland
Marcus Stahlhofer is Human Rights Adviser for the Department of Child and AdolescentHealth (CAH) at the World Health Organization’s Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. He