Let Justice Reign: Children Define Global Financial Justice
This schedule creates a structured, yet dynamic environment that encourages active participation from children, policymakers, experts, and representatives from civil society organizations. Through a blend of panel discussions, breakout sessions, and collaborative workshops, participants will have the opportunity to share experiences, exchange ideas, and develop innovative solutions for global financial justice.
The children will lead the event, showcasing their unique insights, experiences, and ideas, while the adults will play supportive roles, providing expert guidance and helping to facilitate discussions. This approach will ensure that children’s voices are at the forefront, and their perspectives are given the attention they deserve.
Programme June 21st, 2023
07:30 – 08:00 Arrival and Registration
08:00 – 08:15 Opening Ceremony – Welcome note by JENA, Brief explanation of the event’s objectives, and overview of the day’s program
08:15 – 08:45 Keynote Speeches
- By Most Rev. Wilybard Lago, Malindi, Kenya
- Rev. Prof. Dr Heike Springhart, bishop of Landeskirche in Baden
- Hon. Aboubekrine El Jera, Raportteur, African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child
- By Ellyanne Chlystun-Githae, Climate Finance Champion
08:45 – 10:00 Panel Discussion on the impact of the current global financial architecture on children (health, education, social protection, economy, migration, etc) – Moderated by Fr Charlie Chilufya, S.J.
Panelists: Foday Bangura, Jasper Jaffe, Licypriya Devi Kangujam, Prof Phillip D Jaffe, and Jealaika Mtushimini, Lavina.
10:00 – 10:15: Break (Refreshments provided)
10:15 – 11:30 Breakout Sessions – Small group discussions on topics identified during the panel discussion.
11:30 – 13:00 Creative Workshop – Participants come together to brainstorm innovative ideas and develop project proposals addressing global financial justice.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00 Presentation of Ideas from Collaborative Workshop, discussion, and development and refinement of project proposals. Each group presents its finalized proposal for addressing global financial justice.
16:00 – 16:15 Break (Refreshments provided)
16:15 – 17:15 Child leaders animate the drafting of the child-led declaration on global financial justice based on the ideas and proposals presented
17:15 – 17:30 Presentation of the Declaration by Children
17:30 – 18:00 Remarks by
- Bishop Wilybard Lago, Malindi Diocese, Kenya
- By Dr. Najat Maalia
18:00 -18:15 Vote of thanks and Closing Ceremony
The event will culminate in the presentation of the child-led declaration on global financial justice, representing the collective insights and recommendations of all participants. This declaration will be shared with the main Summit for a New Global Financial Pact, highlighting the importance of including children’s perspectives in global financial policymaking.