The Children Development Division (CDD) was established in 2002 as one of the division within the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA). The Children’s Development Division’s key roles are:
- National focal point for converging policies, plans, activities and information on the UNCRC
- Oversee the implementation and further development of the National Children’s Policy
- Government focal point for all child related issues and programmes. The Division works in close partnership with other ministries, provinces, NGOs and international organisations and donors having mandates focused on children.
Secretariat for the National Advisory and Action Committee on Children (NAACC), which is mandated to advise Cabinet on issues affecting children, to coordinate the implementation of the CRC and to develop and disseminate advocacy materials that promote the Best Interest of the Child and Rights of Children.
The Children’s Development Division has seven positions. The Director for the Children’s Division is assisted by the Deputy Director and together they head the Division. There is one Development (Participation) Officer, one Principal Child Rights Advocacy Officer, and four Provincial Child Development Officers giving the Division a total of eight staff.