Held from 26 to 27 April 2019 in Manila, Philippines, a focus for this conference was play for children most at risk and those from poorer communities. Presentations explored play practice for children who are differently abled, who have experienced trauma and who are living in poverty.

The hosts believe that by training and supporting the adults who work with these children, we can bring more play into their lives to maximise learning and development.

In his keynote address on global perspectives on play, Dr Pablo Stansbery, Early Childhood Development (ECD) regional advisor for UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO), provided an overview of the Nurturing Care Framework.

Conference link: here
Conference brochure: here.