About the Conference

Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages is organizing a 2-day regional conference, under the auspices of H.E. Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States and H.E. Ghada Wali, Minister of Social Solidarity in the Arab Republic of Egypt.

The conference aims at advancing aftercare mechanisms in the Arab region through sharing experiences and shedding light on best practices promoting care leavers’ inclusion into society and their independence.

A diverse group of dignitaries and experts in the field of children without parental care will participate to share their experiences and proposed solutions to the challenges facing youth in leaving care as well as explore potential partnerships and synergies.

The participation of care leavers is a key component across the two-day conference to enable them share their opinions, their personal experiences and challenges and help establish a sustainable aftercare system.

Wataneya Society for the Development of Orphanages is a registered Egyptian non-profit organization that aims to “Create a future of equal opportunities for children and youth without parental care” through providing institutional development services for child care homes and capacity building programs for orphaned youth and their caregivers.

Since 2008, Wataneya has introduced various innovative solutions based on a transformational approach to reform the orphanage care sector in Egypt and ensure a better future for children and youth raised in institutional homes. We worked with over 120 institutions, trained over 2000 caregivers and 120 Ministry employees and served thousands of children. For more information visit wataneya.org.

Conference Objectives

Raise Awareness of Orphaned Youth’s Aftercare Challenges and Proposed Solutions

Share and Adapt Best Practices Related to Aftercare Mechanisms

Develop Recommendations to Enhance Aftercare Policies & Institutional Practices

Conference Pillars

Private Sector’s Role in Supporting Care Leavers Integration in Society

Legislations and Governmental Policies for Aftercare

Youth Participation in the Development of the Aftercare system

Institutional Homes’ Best Practices in the Field of Aftercare

Role of Media in Supporting the Social Inclusion of Orphaned Youth