In this webinar, a part of the COVID-19 Learning Series, the hosts (ECDAN) shared results from a scoping review on the nature and scope of the existing early childhood development evidence related to components of nurturing care for young children, including health, nutrition, child protection, opportunities for learning, and responsive caregiving.


The Hilton Foundation and Stellenbosch University presented an interactive webinar discussion on the challenges faced by young mothers, and potential solutions to provide them with effective support.


As part of this webinar, hosted by ECDAN, UNICEF and the UVA Humanitarian Collaborative, speakers shared key findings from the new Childcare in Humanitarian Crises brief, along with experiences from field implementation.


The goal of this webinar was to launch the Working Group on Fatherhoods, as part of ECDAN’s global initiative to support parents. The webinar serves as a stepping stone in the launch of the Working Group on Fatherhoods, and as its main objectives, the webinar sought to: elevate the work on fatherhood and male engagement in parenting being developed by various partners around the world; create shared alignment of all invited partners to establish international collaboration; and highlight advocacy work needed to encourage caregiving.


There is global consensus on the importance of supporting and empowering caregivers to provide safe and nurturing care, given their critical influence on children’s development and well-being, particularly in the earliest years. Caregivers of children with developmental disabilities are more likely to experience stigma, isolation, emotional distress and low confidence in their parenting skills. Despite the established benefits that parent-mediated interventions bring to children with developmental disabilities and their caregivers, the majority of families do not have access to parenting support. This meeting launched the WHO’s caregiver skills training package, which was developed to help address this gap.


Although global attention to early childhood development has been established through its inclusion in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 250 million children (43%) younger than 5 years in low-income and middle-income countries are at risk of not achieving their developmental potential due to poverty and nutritional deficit. This is the third of a 3-part webinar series from Medicus Mundi Schweiz.


Although global attention to early childhood development has been established through its inclusion in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 250 million children (43%) younger than 5 years in low-income and middle-income countries are at risk of not achieving their developmental potential due to poverty and nutritional deficit. This is part 2 of a 3-part webinar series from Medicus Mundi Schweiz.


The Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) and Africa Early Childhood Network (AfECN) hosted this webinar series on “Accelerating Better Early Childhood Development (ECD) outcomes in Africa and Asia-Pacific regions through strengthened governance mechanisms”. The first webinar focused on the results of a mapping study on governance and coordination mechanisms for ECD in the Africa region, which was completed in December 2021 with more than 100 participants from both regions.


As custodian agency of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Indicator 4.2.1, UNICEF was tasked with leading the development of a new measure to track progress toward achieving the related target. Following five years of methodological work, the Early Childhood Development Index 2030 (ECDI2030) was launched in March 2020 as a new tool to measure developmental outcomes among young children and for SDG monitoring and reporting. This webinar took stock and reflected on implementation of the ECDI2030 over the previous two years.


Although global attention to early childhood development has been established through its inclusion in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 250 million children (43%) younger than 5 years in low-income and middle-income countries are at risk of not achieving their developmental potential due to poverty and nutritional deficit. This webinar was the first of a 3-part series from Medicus Mundi Schweiz.


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