A three-day consultative meeting held in Zambia in 2016 sought to identify key issues and recommendations towards an accelerated care reform process in Zambia. Specifically the meeting sought to identify challenges and gaps which may be hindering the care reform process and to identify priority actions and next steps. These were addressed through the following focus areas:
· evidence building and sharing;
· capacity strengthening and;
· advocacy related to family strengthening and alternative care.
This workshop also integrated a strong focus on the social service workforce in acknowledgement that it is a critical element of child care reform. The Global Social Service Workforce Alliance helped to coordinate this consultation.