The Children, Youth, and Schools Working Group are creating a supportive and collaborative environment for research coordination to learn about the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the effectiveness of COVID-19 response efforts, on the rights of children and youth. These rights include:
- Safety, Survival and Protection: especially health, WASH, child protection, psychosocial impacts and support;
- Development: educational continuity, differential impacts and outcomes of policy and programming, and home-based/distance learning outcomes;
- Participation: engagement of children and youth in risk reduction, safety and recovery
CONVERGE is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Civil, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Innovation, Program on Humans, Disasters, and the Built Environment (Award #1841338). Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.