The Belizean Child | Virtual Knowledge Centre On The Children Of Belize
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History

In an effort to promote an integrated and highly synergistic approach to its knowledge functions, in 2011 UNICEF is supporting this interagency collaboration to create a public-access virtual knowledge centre  to be implemented among UNICEF, the University of the West Indies Open Campus in Belize, and the National Committee for Families and Children (NCFC).  The goal is to strengthen linkages between knowledge generation, new research, communication for development, and other knowledge-oriented areas, such as technical assistance, in order to help scale-up and enhance development initiatives for children.  UNICEF believes that knowledge generation allows for consolidation of external knowledge and includes processes that allow participating agencies to learn from each other, build consensus on ways to shape and influence new policies and programmes for children.  It creates knowledge that ensures better care for and advocacy on behalf of children and their rights.

The Belizean Child Virtual Knowledge Centre is a resource designed to gather child-specific content on the Belizean child from international, regional and national research, findings, and practices from the field. This portal aims to be the gateway to almost anything you want to know as it relates to children issues in Belize. It offers diverse  topics and themes and will even provide insights into knowledge gaps.  It will also provide easy access to a wide network of partners involved in children related issues in Belize. Ultimately, this online knowledge centre encourages and promotes the sharing of relevant and up-to-date information about children's issues in Belize.

About UNICEF

UNICEF is on the ground in over 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.  UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org/belize

About UWI Open Campus

The newest UWI campus was formally launched in June 2008 and offers multi-mode teaching and learning services in over 40 physical site locations and virtual locations across 16 English-speaking Caribbean including Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago and the Turks & Caicos Islands.  The UWI Open Campus offers an open and flexible learning environment for pre-university, professional development, undergraduate and graduate courses and programmes in online, face-to-face and blended format. For more information about UWI and its work visit:http://www.open.uwi.edu/belize/

About National Committee for Family and Children (NCFC)

The National Committee for Families and Children, Belize’s lead agency for the promotion and protection of children and family rights, contributes to and advocates for Policy and Legal reform that influences a child-centered approach to development which positively impacts the well being of children and their families. The National Committee for Families and Children is commissioned and committed to promote and protect the human rights of every child and family in Belize primarily those enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child. For more information about NCFC and its work visit http://ncfc.org.bz/

 

 

Contact Information

Stephanie Daniels

Information, Education & Communication Officer

National Committee for Families and Children

#62 Cleghorn Street Belize City

Tel: (501) 223-0059

iecncfc@gmail.com

Ion Cacho

Library Assistant 11

Tel: (501) 223-0484 Ext. 26

ion.cacho@open.uwi.edu

Anna  D. Hoare

Communication Officer

UNICEF Belize

1 Coney Drive

Gordon House, 3rd Floor

P.O. Box 2672

Belize City, Belize

Tel: (501) 223-3864/3609/7294

Fax: (501) 223-3891
E-mail: ahoare@unicef.org
Web:  www.unicef.org/belize