This project involved the adaptation of the Child Friendly Communities Assessment Toolkit for the design of child friendly schools in emergency situations working in partnership with the Education Section of UNICEF from 2011-2012. This project fills a significant gap in knowledge on children’s own perspectives about the quality of their education in emergency contexts. … Continue Reading ››
30 March 2012, New York CityPamela Wridt, Co-Director of CERG, and Carlos Vasquez, UNICEF Education Specialist, speak with UNICEF’s podcast moderator, Femi Oke, about education, urbanization and child friendly cities. Their talk examines the importance of listening to children’s voices in the planning and design of communities, schools and cities. … Continue Reading ››
February 2012, New York City
CERG researchers Roger Hart, Sheridan Bartlett and Pamela Wridt contributed to UNICEF’s flagship report – The State of the World’s Children Report 2012, entitled Children in an Urban World.
Our work in this area is related to our understanding of children's development in relation to qualities of the physical environment and to our knowledge of effective participatory strategies for supporting residents, including children and youth, in community development. A significant portion of this overseas work has been carried out in collaboration with the Human … Continue Reading ››
Organizing Ourselves: The Article 15 Project is a research and development collaboration established in 2011 between CERG, World Vision, Save the Children, UNICEF and Childwatch International. It focuses on Article 15 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) - children’s right to meet with others, and to join or form associations.