About CAFO Global Network
A central CAFO priority is to stimulate and support locally-led adoption and orphan care movements in countries worldwide. With over 50 member networks, the CAFO Global Network harnesses the strengths of the CAFO members and other resources to build up emerging leaders and networks worldwide.
CAFO Global Network has directly equipped over 2,800 global leaders through local and virtual collaborative discussions and free online resources. Uniting 53 local networks in 47 nations, the Global Network inspires Christian communities to care for vulnerable children and families in their midst.
Quarterly Virtual Collaborate series each include three sessions: LEARN – an interactive teaching session; DISCUSS – regional small groups define how they should apply learned principles in their contexts; and FIRESIDE CHAT – local leaders share their plans to implement the concepts in their communities.
2021 Virtual Collaborate Topics:
- Soul Health for Leaders in Anxious Times
- Community Mapping
- Local Fundraising
- Transitioning Care With Organizations
- Caring for Families With Local Churches
- Aging Out / Care Leavers
Global Network members equipped over 1400 local leaders through 25 locally-hosted Collaborate+ events in 14 countries, combining their local presentations with CAFO-provided Collaborate topics, supported by facilitator training, CAFO coaching and an event planning guide.
The Collaborate global forum, a pre-Summit intensive, was produced as a global hybrid event – connecting 29 leaders in the room with 151 global leaders virtually from their homes/offices, plus 733 local leaders attending thirteen locally-hosted Collaborate+ events across Africa that connected LIVE for keynotes, interactive LEARN sessions and DISCUSS presentations.