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Philda Kereng is a citizen of Botswana. She has a Masters in Sociology of Development and 24 years of experience in social development and child protection. She has worked for local and international development organisations including as Child Protection Officer at the United Nations Children (UNICEF) where she managed the National Child Protection Programme. While at UNICEF, she played a pivotal role of initiating processes for the development of the National Policy on Orphans and Vulnerable Children (2008) and the Children Act (2009). She also led the implementation and review of the National Short Term Plan of Action for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and built strong partnerships between civil society and public institutions, Local authorities and private sector for sustainable and effective child protection service delivery.  She initiated and supervised  various research activities including Situation Analysis of Orphans and Vulnerable Children, stakeholder consultative forums and implementation partners capacity building activities.

 As an independent social development consultant she provides capacity building and mentorship to civil society organisations in planning and managing programmes to fight injustice, inequality and exclusion of children, women and youth.  She is Founder and Director of Mosadi Pilara Society which advocates for the rights and protection of vulnerable children and stable families through dialogues.

Currently Ms. Kereng is the Chairperson of the Malete Land Board, the local Land Management Authority, leading the governance role in the implementation and review of the Botswana National Land Policy and Tribal Land Act ensuring the protection of children’s right to land. As an activist and motivational speaker, she engages with stakeholders to tackle underlying social causes of violence and injustice on children and other vulnerable populations. Being a mother to a child with albinism, she has passion for active involvement in fighting violence against children at all settings.  

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