Collaborate is a forum for CAFO Global Network leaders. Designed as an immersive experience for global Christian leaders who are either leading national orphan care movements in their countries or desire to begin one. Collaborate brings together 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.



Collaborate is known for its facilitated discussions around set topics. We identify speakers to present on the topic, using various forms (lecture/presentation, panel discussions, or live interviews on stage). After that, attendees are seated in small groups of 8-15 people based on various factors (by Leadership Role, by World Region, or by Network). Throughout the live event, global leaders continue to informally discuss the topics in the halls or during mealtimes.

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19 on global travel, the 2020 Collaborate event at Summit has been moved to virtual sessions. See below for details.


NEW! We're gathering ALL together, virtually. Offering sessions through Summer 2020, we are truly "Better Together" and have these opportunities to gather virtually as one. Join as we learn, discuss, encourage and share how to better serve vulnerable children and families through local engagement.

Upcoming Collaborate Events

Join in discussion around these topics: Child Protection Principles and Policies, Engaging Local Cultures, and Collaborate Keynotes – LIVE

Hear What Other’s Have to Say
About Collaborate


"This was superb very well lead and managed meeting. I learnt a lot and hope to engage more with great networks."

- Collaborate Attendee

“This is really good and I wish more and more people could have this experience! It’s life-changing and I’m grateful to God for the opportunity!”

- Collaborate Attendee

“The time together in group discussion was fantastic - it provided an exceptional opportunity to bond with others and establish relationships that will aid in collaboration moving forward.”

- Collaborate Attendee

Host your Own Collaborate through

Collaborate+ brings the structure and spirit of the Collaborate forum to international networks via a forum toolbox (accessed via the web or usb mailed directly to you). Our toolbox includes over 4 hours of video presentations (covering three topics), facilitator training, discussion guides, Three Roles of a Network Leader course, event portal and more.

Collaborate Pricing



Coming in 2021

Due to the impact of COVID-19 on global travel, the 2020 Collaborate event at Summit has been moved to virtual sessions.



Individual Topic (3 sessions)



BOTH Topics (6 sessions)

Not yet a CAFO Global Network Member?

Non-CAFO members may still participate in Collaborate for $###.
We encourage you to explore membership in CAFO.