OVC Applied Research and
Best Practice Symposium
A Researcher-Practitioner Collaborative
The 2015 OVC Applied Research & Best Practice Symposium united top academic OVC researchers with leaders of faith-based NGOs serving children around the world, seeking together to give empirically-validated answers to one simple, vital question:
“What makes a difference for orphans and vulnerable children?”
Practitioners gained exposure to incisive research and new data, innovations and best practices in the field. Researchers had a rare opportunity to directly strengthen frontline OVC care practice, while also gaining exposure to innovative models from around the globe. This second annual Symposium preceded the 2015 Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO) Summit.