Introduction & Orientation


The goals of the Collaborate forum are:

  1. To gather member networks of the CAFO Global Network and other global advocates to share and collaborate on strategies to develop movements and engage local churches in orphan care.
  2. To understand foundational building blocks of best practices and the latest research to wisely guide regional/national orphan care networks.
  3. To gather working groups to collaborate on CAFO Global Network projects and objectives to benefit the global movement.
  4. To continue development of attendees’ leadership skills to better serve their emerging/growing networks.


On Tuesday, September 19, we will gather for Collaborate to explore principles for Local Empowerment in your communities.

On Wednesday, September 20, we'll join the OVC Research Symposium to learn key principles for Family Strengthening.

Collaborate and the OVC Research Symposium are hybrid events; global leaders will be joining in-person in Oklahoma City, virtually from their homes/offices on Zoom, and via locally-hosted gatherings at over 20 locations around the world. We are truly Better Together!

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