Collaborate, a forum for global leaders, is an experience designed for global Christian leaders who are either leading national orphan care movements in their countries or desire to begin one. Join other national leaders from around the world to share expertise, make new connections, learn best practices and add your voice to CAFO Global Network projects and objectives that are key to vibrant, locally-led orphan care networks.

The Collaborate Global Forum will be a hybrid of
in-person, virtual and locally hosted Collaborate+ events.

All connected via online sessions!

Tuesday, September 27

8:30 AM EDT
Welcome Global Connections

9:00 AM EDT
LEARN: Better Together Vision and Common Goals
Learn about a shared vision for serving vulnerable children and families through local collaborative communities,
affirming common goals with peer networks globally, and measuring progress toward success.

10:00 AM EDT

10:15 AM EDT
DISCUSS: Small Group Discussions
CAFO2022: around tables in room
virtual: Zoom breakout rooms by World Region
Collaborate+ events: locally facilitated groups

11:30 PM EDT
DISCUSS Presentations and Feedback


Collaborate Keynotes will be available for In-Person and Virtual attendees on Tuesday afternoon.
All keynotes will be recorded and available for later viewing.

Wednesday, September 15

OVC Research Symposium

NEW IN 2022: OVC Research Symposium included for ALL Collaborate attendees:

AND via locally-hosted Collaborate+ events!

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM EDT

Overcoming: Challenges and Resilience in Young Adults Leaving Care

Collaborate global forum attendees (in-person, virtual, and locally-hosted Collaborate+ events) will attend the OVC Research Symposium on Wednesday.

Hosted by the CAFO Center on Applied Research for Vulnerable Children & Families

Research shows that children outside of parental care face a host of challenges. However, less research has explored the strengths and positive outcomes for these children as adults. Understanding what formal or informal interventions are correlated with better outcomes can help us know what actions to encourage or repeat as we serve children outside parental care.

Join us as we learn together about the ways that we can foster increased resilience and impact children outside of parental care towards positive outcomes as they transition to adulthood.

more details to come…

There are three ways to participate in the Collaborate Global Forum in 2022!

  1. In-person at CAFO2022 in Atlanta, Georgia
    For those able to travel to Atlanta, you are invited to participate at the conference in the room.
    International leaders that hope to attend in Atlanta, please read our 2022 International Travel Information page.
  2. Online in your home or office via Zoom calls
    Just like we’ve been doing for Virtual Collaborate, the Global Collaborate Forum will gather global leaders through Zoom.
  3. At a locally hosted Collaborate+ event in your country
    CAFO Global Network members are encouraged to host a local Collaborate+ event in their own country. These local events will be connected into the LEARN and DISCUSS sessions that will be hosted from the Collaborate room in Atlanta.
    As networks commit to hosting local Collaborate+ events, they will be listed here, along with contact information to learn about joining them.

The goals of the Collaborate forum are:

  1. To gather member networks of the CAFO Global Network and other global advocates to share and collaborate on strategies to develop movements and engage local churches in orphan care.
  2. To understand foundational building blocks of best practices and the latest research to wisely guide regional/national orphan care networks.
  3. To gather working groups to collaborate on CAFO Global Network projects and objectives to benefit the global movement.
  4. To continue development of attendees’ leadership skills to better serve their emerging/growing networks.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA


In-Person:  $175  (includes lunches on Tuesday and Wednesday)

Virtual:  $100

Registration for Collaborate DOES NOT INCLUDE CAFO2022 Summit registration. In order to maximize forum benefits for global leaders, registration is limited.

Collaborate is designed for national orphan care leaders from countries outside of the United States. CAFO Member organizations that are serving and supporting networks of local churches and NGOs in countries outside of the US are encouraged to send representatives from their global staff.

Americans desiring to attend this Forum should contact before registering.