Welcome to the 3rd BICON being organized by Udayan Care

In collaboration with Amity University

You are invited!

Join like-minded practitioners and colleagues for two days of learning, networking, and strengthening your work in supporting children, youth, and families. The 3rd BICON is an excellent opportunity to network with experts and professional working on issues of out of home care children and youth. Key note addresses will be delivered by some of the best and leading experts in the area of alternative care. The 3rd BICON will present a country situation on alternative care in each of the South Asian countries. Besides it has opportunities for poster presentation and training workshops for caregivers. We invite you to partner us and contribute to the exciting 3rd BICON. Join us at the two days of dialogues, discussions and debates that impact on the lives and care practices of OHC children and youth in South Asia. Read the Welcome Letter

You are invited!

Join like-minded practitioners and colleagues for two days of learning, networking, and strengthening your work in supporting children, youth, and families. The 3rd BICON is an excellent opportunity to network with experts and professional working on issues of out of home care children and youth. Key note addresses will be delivered by some of the best and leading experts in the area of alternative care. The 3rd BICON will present a country situation on alternative care in each of the South Asian countries. Besides it has opportunities for poster presentation and training workshops for caregivers. We invite you to partner us and contribute to the exciting 3rd BICON. Join us at the two days of dialogues, discussions and debates that impact on the lives and care practices of OHC children and youth in South Asia.

Read the Welcome Letter

Speakers

Dr. Delia Pop

Born and educated in Romania, Delia is a medical doctor who has committed the last 17 years to working with children in the institutional care system and families at risk of separation.  She has transformed child protection and care systems at national and regional levels through developing a model of change and training materials to support global reform and providing technical assistance and training to government agencies, NGOs and other professionals in Europe and Africa. Dr. Delia Pop is currently the Director of Programmes and Global Advocacy at Hope and Homes for Children in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Delia Pop

Born and educated in Romania, Delia is a medical doctor who has committed the last 17 years to working with children in the institutional care system and families at risk of separation.  She has transformed child protection and care systems at national and regional levels through developing a model of change and training materials to support global reform and providing technical assistance and training to government agencies, NGOs and other professionals in Europe and Africa. Dr. Delia Pop is currently the Director of Programmes and Global Advocacy at Hope and Homes for Children in the United Kingdom.

Hours
Speakers
Seats
Workshops
Sponsors

Programme

1. Welcome Address
2. Address by Chief Guest
3. Address by Guest of Honour
4. Launch of the 9th issue of ICEB
5. Announcements

1. De-Institutionalisation – Concepts, strategy, restorations ,and Implications for South Asia
2. Family Strengthening & Gatekeeping Sponsorship
3. Standards of Care Foster Care, Adoption, Aftercare (including Group FC/small group homes, role of faith based org.)

Alternative Care for children in emergency and conflict situations

1. Working Session 1 – (Room F-1) – Family Strengthening & Gatekeeping Sponsorship

2. Working Session 2 – (Room F-2) – Standards of Care Foster Care, Adoption, Aftercare (including Group FC/small group homes, role of faith based org.)

3. Working Session 3 – (Room F-3) – De-Institutionalisation – Concepts, strategy, restorations ,and Implications for South Asia

1. Recap of Day 1 – Group Leaders present key points from all 3 working sessions
2. Bringing together diverse experiences and sharing of journeys

1. Working Session 1 – (Room F-1) – Family Strengthening & Gatekeeping Sponsorship

2. Working Session 2 – (Room F-2) – Standards of Care Foster Care, Adoption, Aftercare (including Group FC/small group homes, role of faith based org.)

3. Working Session 3 – (Room F-3) – De-Institutionalisation – Concepts, strategy, restorations ,and Implications for South Asia

Sharing from groups (Group leaders, moderators and facilitators from the 3 groups)

1. Delegates & Guests
2. Poster Awards giving
3. Announcement of 4th Bicon, regional association, handing over roll to next country

Time frame

Theme / Sub theme

8.30-9.30 a.m.

Registrations

9.30 – 10.30 a.m.

Welcome, Objectives and Key Note addresses

10.30 – 11.00 a.m.

Tea break

11 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Plenary session 1

Overview, concepts and strategies

  1. Family Strengthening, sponsorship & gatekeeping in South Asia
  2. Standards of Care in foster care, group foster care, aftercare & child care institutions in South Asia
  3. Deinstitutionalisation: strategy and Implications for South Asia
  4. Deinstitutionalisation: Success and challenges in implementation in eastern Europe
  5. Considerations of mental health care in Alternative Care in South Asia

Open Floor

12.30-1.30 p.m.

Plenary session 2

Non-institutional care in emergency and conflict situations in South Asia

1.30-2.30 p.m.

Lunch break

2.30 – 4.30 p.m.

 

Strategies for prevention and response

Research, evidence building and data availability: gaps and consolidation

Snapshots of social change and care reforms through NGO /Community initiatives or Govt interventions

Break away groups – 3 parallel sessions

Room 1: Family Strengthening, sponsorship & gatekeeping in South Asia

Room 2: Standards of Care in foster care, group foster care, aftercare & child care institutions in South Asia

Room 3: Deinstitutionalisation: strategy and implications for South Asia

4.30 – 5.30 p.m.

Consolidation of group discussions by group leads

Poster presentations

5.30 – 7.00 p.m.

Tea Break

Meeting of small group to take forward the bicon as a regional initiative

7.00 p.m. onwards

Reception Dinner

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Registrations

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 3

Recap of Day 1

Presentation of group work

Open Floor

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 4

Bringing together diverse experiences and sharing of journeys of adoption, foster care and aftercare

11;30 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.

Tea Break

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

 

 

 

Mental Health and Counselling

Other considerations including disability, sexuality, culture, traditions etc

Participation of children and young adults

Break away groups

Break away groups – 3 parallel sessions

As per matrix, cross cutting theme

Room 1: Family Strengthening, sponsorship & gatekeeping in South Asia

Room 2: Standards of Care in foster care, group foster care, aftercare & child care institutions in South Asia

Room 3: Deinstitutionalisation: strategy and Implications for South Asia

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Lunch break

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 5: Way Forward

Sharing from groups

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Valedictory Session

Guests

Announcement of 4th Bicon & regional framework

Memoirs of 3rd Bicon

 

Testimonials

What a conference it was!! Just awesome!
Nivedita Das Gupta
India Country Head, Miracle Foundation India

"It was so wonderfully organised - amazing team work and leadership Best wishes for 2020. Will be more engaged this time"
Advocate Vikram Srivastava
Founder, Independent Thought

What a conference it was!! Just awesome!
Nivedita Das Gupta
India Country Head, Miracle Foundation India

"It was so wonderfully organised - amazing team work and leadership Best wishes for 2020. Will be more engaged this time"
Advocate Vikram Srivastava
Founder, Independent Thought

'Just to say thanks for inviting me to the conference it was a great opportunity for me to learn about many of the practices and challenges in South Asia, and really enjoyed meeting people from so many organisations committed to making a difference for children".
Gabrielle Jerome
Head of International Practice and Quality , Keyassets, UK

"It was the first time I had ever been in a room filled with hundreds of diverse and inspiring children's rights activists from the world over. My experience at the bicon was truly exceptional, and unlike anything I have ever experienced at an event. The speakers were incredible – it was tremendously motivating to listen to the stories of the amazing work they do. I was able to make deep connections with several women in the room. I learned new things, and left with a list of things I wanted to do, change, and accomplish in the coming years. The journey doesnt end here... Bon courage, to our team from sri lanka and to all the delegates who attended for the next decade of raising awareness and promoting effective legislation, policies and practices throughout the world for the well-being and protection of our children!
Razni Razick​
Sri Lanka

Memoirs from previous BICONS

 

Testimonials

2nd Bicon

It was great to have one from Pakistan join at least via Skype. Good to have a mixture of practitioners and academics as well (which could be seen in many of the sessions)
Chathuri Jayasooriya
NATIONAL ADVISER - ADVOCACY (EXTERNAL), SOS CHILDREN?S VILLAGES SRI LANKA

So much to learn and implement from best practice models such as peer support & tuition project
Sandhyaa Mishra
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR- INDIA PROGRAM, MIRACLE FOUNDATION INDIA

There were a host of very impressive national and internationally guests. We need to present more and more brain research and evidence base surrounding the development of children in large institutional settings. The Continuum of Care should be the next topic and it should focus on convergence (multi-dimensionally and cross-sectorally) and action across all forms of Alt Care for India
Ian Anand Forber Pratt
NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR, CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY RELIEF INTERNATIONAL (CERI)

All of the presenters were very resourceful and appealing. SOS village model and Maldives and Sri-Lanka’s experience were quite interesting. Experience from different countries on alternative care models was very interesting and I have learnt a lot from their experience. Discussions on care givers problems and recommendations will be effective for policy advice in participating countries. Presenters were very resourceful on their particular subject and clearly delivered subject matter messages
Jamila Akhter
CHILD PROTECTION SPECIALIST, UNICEF BANGLADESH

Sponsors

 

 

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Technical Partners


Travel Partner


Venue

 

 

The 3rd BICON will be held from 16th to 17th March 2018 at Amity University, Noida, Delhi – NCR, INDIA beautiful heritage and landscapes meet modern sense of hospitality. 

The Opening & Closing Ceremonies, as well as the morning plenary conference sessions will take place at the F1 hall, at Amity University, Noida, UP

The afternoon parallel workshop sessions will take place at the F 2 -MDP and F 3 MDP at Amity University, Noida, UP

Accomodation

 

The Amity University, Noida has an exclusive guest house on campus with very good accommodations, close to the conference venue.

In addition to University Guest House, we have partnered with a few hotels in Noida. Click for details and book your room directly.

How To Reach

 

From Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

From New Delhi Railway Station

From New Delhi ISBT

Distance

40 Kms

25 Kms

34 Kms

Taxi Fare

Rs 700/- (approx)

Rs 450/- (approx)

Rs 500/- (approx)

Auto Fare

 

Rs 350/- (approx)

Rs 300/- (approx)

Contact Details

+91 11 46548105/6
PHONE
16/97A, Vikram Vihar, Lajpat Nagar IV,  Delhi 
ADDRESS
bicon@udayancare.org
EMAIL