A conference for emerging leaders to drive sustainable
change in the children’s sector.
The Centre for Early Childhood Development is hosting the ‘Young Leaders for Children’ Conference as part of our 25th birthday celebrations which will take place from
01–03 October 2019 in Cape Town. The aim of this conference is to reach,
inspire, inform, and equip young leaders who work in the children’s sector.
This conference is targeted at individuals 35 years and younger,
and is limited to 100 delegates.
Many non-profits in the children’s sector lack leadership and management skills. This can be seen in the large number of children’s organisations that have had to downscale and the fact that many have closed in the last few years. The lack of leadership and financial sustainability in the NPO sector has had a significant, negative impact on services to children. This ‘Young Leaders for Children’ conference is a way in which to respond to these challenges. This is critical as we believe young people have the power to bring about sustainable change! The conference aims to build young leadership to drive this change in our country.
The conference will do this by covering three main themes:
To register, please click on the button below:
01 - 03 October 2019
Inyathelo, Cape Town
Date: 01-03 October 2019
Venue: Inyathelo,Second Floor
The Armoury, Buchanan Square, 160 Sir Lowry Road
Woodstock, Cape Town
Please click to see a map to the venue.
Full Registration: 20 September 2019
Conference fees payment:
Once you have submitted your registration form, you will be sent an invoice. Please do not deposit fees into the bank account without first completing a registration form and receiving an invoice.
Please click on the button below for a few accommodation options close to the venue.
Please click on the button below for the final programme and abstracts:
This programme outlines the
times and planned sessions
for each day.
Call for Presentations
The conference seeks presentations on the three themes: leadership, management and the children’s sector, and for our ‘Khawuleza’ event.
Instructions to those who wish to present at the conference:
Individuals wishing to present at the conference can do so in two ways. Firstly, you can submit an abstract to present during a breakaway session on one of the themes or submit a synopsis to take part in our ‘Khawuleza’ event (or you can submit for both!).
Our ‘Khawuleza’ event (meaning “go quick!” in isiXhosa) is an evening that includes ten presentations of six minutes each. In the presentation, 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each. The format keeps the presentations concise and fast-paced. This event is a good way to showcase the work of young leaders and other initiatives, in a fun and lively manner!
Presentation submission deadline: 14 June 2019
To submit your abstract or synopsis, please click on the button below:
The Centre for Early Childhood Development is a non-profit organisation committed to putting young children first by ensuring quality early childhood development for our country’s youngest citizens.
We provide training, resources and support in the field of early childhood development, enhancing individual and organisation capacity; we develop and disseminate resources; and we carry out research specifically related to the African context.