The ISCI 2024 Conference on ‘Global Childhoods: Critical Perspectives Promoting Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Understandings’ seeks to examine government policies and programs that have succeeded in promoting the well-being of children. There will be deliberations on changes in policies and programs for better results by incorporating the voices of children in consonance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child recognising the Right of Participation of children relating to decisions affecting them. The event will provide a more critical view on the assessment of the rate of progress in the state of Odisha, India, and other countries in terms of the SDG goals to be achieved by 2030. The aim of this conference is to ‘support and foster collaboration, integrate findings, and disseminate research for developing and using indicators and measurements of children’s well-being’
We welcome submissions in all areas using scientifically strong qualitative and/or quantitative methods, as well as panel presentations with evidence-based initiatives and participants from different sectors.
The research presented in the conference will equip policymakers, researchers, professionals, data users, non-profit workers, academicians and child advocates to advance in the development and usage of the indicators for the promotion of child welfare and wellbeing. The conference will serve as a platform to integrate and broadcast research, present evidence to the policymakers and widen the circle of contributors in the area of child wellbeing. Efforts like these need structural collaboration, which is offered by the ISCI and the International ISCI Conferences on Child Indicators ensures the possibility of fostering that collaboration.