Sharing Best Practices on the Implementation of Child Friendly City in Indonesia, 10 th – 14th September 2018 Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.

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The Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Indonesia in collaboration with the Ministry of State Secretariat and Colombo Plan Gender Affairs Programme jointly organized 5 days training program on Sharing Best Practices on the Implementation of Child Friendly City in Indonesia, 10th – 14th September 2018 from 10th – 14th September 2018, in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.

Handing over token of appreciation

The objective of this event was to provide a common understanding and awareness among Colombo Plan member countries on the fulfilment of children’s rights and its implementation of Child Friendly City initiatives.  It specifically captured Indonesia’s experiences and best practices on the implementation of Child Friendly City. Furthermore, it provided an overview of experiences and best practices from other countries in the fulfilment of child rights of their respective countries.

The training was attended by 25 delegates from Afghanistan, Bangladesh Bhutan, Fiji, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Indonesia and Sri Lanka.  The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Her Excellency Minister for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection, Indonesia; Head of Bureau for Foreign Technical Cooperation, Ministry of State Secretariat, Indonesia; Mayor of Surakarta, and officers of Colombo Plan Gender Affairs Program.

The program is a combination between class, field orientation and action plan development. Class orientation is designed to share the philosophy, policy, strategies and main activities of Child Friendly City nationally and locally, while through field visit, the participants were given opportunity to observe and discuss directly with the implementing agencies and community who manage the child friendly initiatives in Surakarta.Children's park2

Children's park

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