Adem A.

Senior Advisor

Master's DegreeUniversity of Essex

Marseille, Provence Cote dAzur, France


I currently am the Senior Advisor on Child Rights at the International Children’s Center (ICC), Bilkent University, Turkey. I held the Since November 2004, I have been leading, supervising and overseeing human/child rights programme research for advocacy activities of the Center including action research capacity building for NGOs, network building for researching and reporting on the rights of the child. Since I joined ICC, the programme produced more than 100 publications and reached hundreds of thousands of people in Turkey and around the world. I have raised and managed a budget of around 1,500,000 Euros for the last 5 years for several projects involving research for advocacy. Since 2016, I am a trustee at the Child Rights International Network (CRIN), a global children’s rights evidence based advocacy network based in London, UK. Institutional and Personal Research Engagements and Consultancies • University of Victoria (research collaborator), August 2016 – 2020 Global Child; a rights-based approach to enhancing child development • UNICEF Turkey, 2016 – 2018 Child Friendly Cities, Child Rights, Governance and Child Participation Key Expert • UNICEF Turkey, 2014 – 2018 Establishing and supporting network on prevention of violence against children in Turkey • UNICEF Turkey, 2012 – 2013 Development of Training Package and Indicators of Monitoring for the project “Protection of Children from Violence in South East Europe” • UNICEF Country Office in Egypt, July 2012 Preparing and running a workshop for Egyptian Coalition for Children’s Rights on legal reform (constitution and other laws) on children’s rights • International Institute for Child Rights and Development, April – June 2012 Draft indicators on violence against children to measure implementation of CRC and GC13 • UNESCO HQ Paris, April 2011 – March 2012 Desk review and gap analysis on legal rights for a holistic early child development indicators and benchmarks. • University of British Columbia Human Early Learning Partnership and UNICEF NY, 2007 – 2011 Development of child rights indicators and implementation manual for measuring countries’ implementation of CRC in early childhood. • Bernard van Leer Foundation, March – December 2011 Desk review and gap analysis on violence against young children in Turkey. • Danish Human Rights Institute, 2006 Facilitating establishment of Human Rights Joint Platform in Turkey.


  • children
  • research & development
  • tertiary education
  • monitoring / evaluation
  • development
  • turkey
  • egypt
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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