Invitation to Global INTRAC

You are invited to join the International Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood from Care’s Global INTRAC online meeting on Monday and Tuesday this coming week. This is a gathering of people interested in research on young people’s transition from residential or foster care into young adulthood. We have several African scholars in this year’s programme, from Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, as well as Jordan, the USA and the UK.

Please RSVP here by the end of Friday 28 September.

Meeting links will be sent to registered participants only.

Date and time:
Monday 31 August & Tuesday 1 September 2020,
at 14:00-16:00 GMT

Monday 31 August

  1. Welcome, introductions, orientation to INTRAC, overview of the programme.
  2. Meet and greet delegates in small online groups.
  3. Presentations from Prof Mark Courtney (University of Chicago) and Dr Rawan Ibrahim (German Jordanian University) on their research programmes. Opportunity for delegates to interact with the speakers about the lessons they are learning about building a care-leaving research agenda.
  4. Presentations from Dr Kwabena Frimpong-Manso (University of Ghana) and Dr Getrude Gwenzi (University of Johannesburg), care-leaving scholars in Africa. Discussion between Prof John Pinkerton (Queen’s University, Belfast) and Prof Adrian van Breda (University of Johannesburg) on building global North/South dialogue on leaving care. Opportunity for delegates to interact with the speakers about global South scholarship and increasing global dialogue.
  5. Closure.

Tuesday 1 September

  1. Welcome, introductions, orientation to INTRAC, overview of the programme.
  2. Meet and greet other delegates in small online groups.
  3. Breakaways into separate thematic groups – a range of themes will be generated, chaired by scholars around the globe. This will be an unstructured opportunity to meet other scholars in your field of interest from other parts of the world and engage in dialogue about your research. 
  4. Presentation on global research conducted by INTRAC on care-leaving in the time of Covid-19, with opportunities for discussion by delegates and sharing from your own research on care-leaving during Covid-19.
  5. Closure.

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