The two day the event will provide a strategic moment to bring together key stakeholders engaged with psychosocial support programming for children and youth affected by the Syria and Iraq crises.

Keynote speakers, panel discussions and interactive workshops will share research, highlight the need and importance of psychosocial support interventions and showcase proven and promising psychosocial support practices from across the region.

The themes that will be explored and addressed throughout the summit are

Key Themes:

  • Strengthening the evidence base around psychosocial support programming
  • Moving towards more scalable psychosocial support interventions
  • Exploring the experiences and psychosocial needs of children and youth exposed to violence in situations of armed conflicts
  • Strengthening national systems – investing in the psychosocial well-being of children and youth
  • Collaborating with local actors

Sub themes:

  • Addressing heightened Child Protection risks in conflict settings to promote psychosocial wellbeing
  • Making psychosocial support programming more inclusive
  • Working with other sectors: learning from the Life Skills and Citizenship Education (LSCE) Initiative



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