BICON 2021 | Opening session


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Opening session

The following will be covered in this session:

Establishing the agenda and aspirations for the 4th BICON. This set of expert keynotes will examine the continued drivers of family separation in Asia (including COVID-19), the notable trends and approaches to care reform in the region, and the outcomes of the 2021 UN Day of General Discussion on Children’s Rights and Alternative Care.


  • Dr Kiran Modi, Founder, Udayan Care
  • Dr Rinchen Chophel, Executive Director, South Asia Initiative to End Violence Against Children (SAIEVAC) and member of the UNCRC Committee
  • Ms Mikiko Otani, Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
  • Miss Karishma Singh, Youth advocate


  • Tessa Boudrie, Regional Director, Hope and Homes for Children

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