Within the context of the current cooperation between the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (ACERWC) and the GIZ implemented Programme, Strengthening Good Governance and Human Rights in Africa вЂ“ African Governance Architecture, services are sought to undertake an Assessment of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa.
The overall objective of the service is to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the Rights and Welfare of Children in Africa. The assessment shall facilitate the collection of information on and analysis of the nature of the impact of the pandemic on children in AU Member States. Geographically, the Assessment covers all AU Member States. Thematically, the Assessment focuses on areas that the pandemic, directly or indirectly, affects most, including: health, education, violence against children, family care, livelihood and food security, birth registration, and its impact on children particularly in vulnerable situations (the girl child, children with disabilities, children in conflict and crisis situations, children living on the street, and children on the move).
The assessment provides detailed data, information and analysis on the existing frameworks (legal and institutional) and their implementation (gaps and exemplary practices) in AU Member States.
Specifically, we deliver on the scope of work as highlighted below:
The final report was formally adopted by the Committee during its 38th SESSION OF THE AFRICAN COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON THE RIGHTS AND WELFARE OF THE CHILD (ACERWC) in November 2021
the Committee and participants commended the report as comprehensive and can be used as a basis for a standing recommendation by the committee to member states to regularly report on measures taken to put children at the core of measures of national response to the pandemic