nvitation & Call for Abstracts for Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University, October 24, 2015

Invitation & Call for Abstracts for Conference on Child Rights & Sight at Yale University, October 24, 2015

5th International Conference on Child Rights & Sight 2015
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Organized by: Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Co-Organizers: Yale University,  Yale UNICEF,  Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Eastern Connecticut State University, University of Saint Joseph, Gateway Community College, Rights & Sight for Children (RSC)

On behalf of Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI), we cordially invite you, your family, and friends to take part in the 2015 International Conference on Child Rights & Sight, taking place on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  Join us for a day of engaging and informative presentations followed by a relaxing evening of networking.

About the 2015 International Conference on Child Rights & Sight:
Following four successful conferences at Yale, this October DCI will once again bring together leaders from the fields of child rights, global health, international development, and blindness prevention to address the pressing challenges faced by the world’s children. Concerned citizens from the Yale community, across the United States, and around the world will join us to learn, network, and share their contributions.

Conference on Child Rights & Sight Objectives:
1.  Assemble experts and leaders from the fields of child rights, global health, international development, social entrepreneurship, and youth development to discuss current  issues affecting children in the 21st century and promote awareness about these critical issues affecting children locally, nationally, and internationally.
2. Provide a platform for local, national & international participants to showcase achievements & share lessons from their experience working against child poverty, child labor & treatable blindness
3. Build a stronger international network & forge new partnerships among like-minded individuals, researchers, campaigners, policymakers & organizations.
4. Feature youth as attendees, volunteers & honorees. Encourage young people to take leadership in humanitarian causes.

Join Us!
The children of the world need your support!  Attend the Conference on Child Rights & Sight to discover how you can get involved and help create a better world. Please join us at Yale this October, and together we will provide a powerful voice of opposition to child labor, hunger, poverty and blindness.

Our call for abstracts and other important information about the conference can be found at the bottom of this email.  The deadline for abstract submission is July 31, 2015.  Visit our website to learn more, register, submit your abstract or discover other opportunities at the conference.
Thank you very much for your support.

Sincerely yours,

Brian DeBroff, M.D., F.A.C.S.
President, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Yale University, USA

Click to view our conference welcome video!

Conference Information
Date & Time: Saturday, October 24, 2015, 8:00 am  to­ 7:00 pm
Location: The Anlyan Center (TAC), Auditorium, Yale University,  300 Cedar St, New Haven, CT

Conference Fees*:
Before July 30 (Early Bird): $30 for attendees, $10 for students
After July 30:  $50 for attendees, $25 for students

*Networking Reception is included in registration fee.

Register: click here to register for the conference

Submit an Abstract
Are you interested in presenting your work at the conference?  We encourage you to submit your abstract on any of the following topics for oral or poster presentation:

  • Child Labor & Poverty
  • Child Rights & Policy
  • Child Trafficking
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Skill Development & Economic Empowerment
  • Social Entrepreneurship & Community Development
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Blindness Prevention
  • Student Leadership & Volunteerism

Please submit your abstract and short narrative biography using our online form.  Abstracts must not exceed 300 words, and the accompanying narrative biography must not exceed 250 words.

Awards Application
At the conference, DCI will give various awards to youth and adults who are making exceptional contributions to community service and humanitarian work. Click here to see our awards and apply.

Deadlines and Important Dates:
Abstract Submission Deadline: July 31, 2015
Registration Deadline (at reduced rate): July 31, 2015
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: August 15, 2015 (or sooner)
Registration Cancellations Deadline: August 30, 2015 (11:59 PM)
Media Registration Deadline: September 30, 2015
All Award Applications/Nominations: September 13, 2015

5th International Conference on Child Rights & Sight 2015
Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI)
195 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410, USA
E-mail: conference@distressedchildren.org
E-mail: dci@distressedchildren.org

If you would like more information regarding opportunities at the 2015 International Conference for Child Rights & Sight or have any questions, please contact Dr. Navin Maswood  or, Ian Burzynski  at: conference@distressedchildren.org or, dci@distressedchildren.org .  Also see the attached flyer.


About African Interdisciplinary Studies Association Website

Prof. Maurice Nyamanga Amutabi is President of African Interdisciplinary Studies Association (AISA), a pioneer professional associaiton bringing together members from all disciplines in Africa and abroad. He is a former Fulbright Scholar who previously worked as Deputy Vice Chancellor at Kisii University and also Director of Research and Professor in Peace and Strategic Studies at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA), 2010-2013. He has previously taught at Central Washington University, USA (2005-2010) in African Studies Programme and Moi University (1992-2000) in the Department of Development Studies and other public universities in Kenya. Prof. Amutabi holds a PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA in History and African Studies. He received his B.A (Hons) in 1989 in Political Science and History and M.A in 1991 from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. Maurice Amutabi is co-editor of Regime Change and Succession Politics in Africa: Five Decades of Misrule (with Shadrack Wanjala Nasong’o) – in 2013. Amutabi also co-edited Africa after Fifty Years: Retrospections and Reflections (with Toyin Falola and Sylvester Gundona) in 2012. Amutabi is the author of The NGO Factor in Africa: The Case of Arrested Development in Kenya (New York: Routledge, 2006). Amutabi is co-author of Nationalism and Democracy for People-Centered Development in Africa (Moi University Press, 2000). He has also co-authored Foundations of Adult Education in Africa (Cape Town/Hamburg: Pearson/UNESCO, 2005). He has written two novels, Because of Honor (a novel on Islam in Africa) and These Good People (a novel on corruption in Africa). Amutabi is also the author of Nakhamuma Stories (a collection of short stories from the Abaluyia community of western Kenya). His chapters have appeared in over thirty books. His articles have appeared in several refereed and reputable journals such as African Studies Review, African Contemporary Cultural Studies, Canadian Journal of African Studies, International Journal of Educational Development; and Jenda: A Journal of Culture and African Women Studies. Amutabi has made presentations at over one hundred national and international conferences. Amutabi is the Vice-President of the Kenya Studies and Scholars’ Association (KESSA), Kenya’s premier research and academic organization. He is the editor-in-chief of Kenya Studies Review and Eastern Africa Journal of Humanities and Sciences. Prof. Amutabi has conducted extensive research on many issues of development. He has taught courses on peace and conflict and gender and development. He teaches in the PhD and Masters Programme in the Institute of Peace and Security Studies at Kisii University. He enjoys blogging and writing and is an avid sports fan, but does not support any of team, preferring to support the team that plays well.
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