On 25 to 26 February 2021, Burundi’s Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, with the support of WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank brought together government and non-governmental representatives from multiple sectors to establish a common understanding of ECD, generate momentum for working together, and solicit inputs for the multisectoral ECD strategy.


On 24 February 2021, the Ministry of Public Health and the Fight against AIDS, with the support of WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank brought together the First Lady, Ministers, Parliamentarians, Mayor of Bujumbura, partners and funders for a meeting on early childhood development. The meeting highlighted the importance of investing in the early years for human capital and called on the government of Burundi to support finalization of a multisectoral ECD strategy centred around the concept of nurturing care.


In Uganda, maternal undernutrition and inadequate gestational weight gain are of growing concern. In this webinar USAID spoke about recommended implementation priorities for maternal nutrition, which align with and support the newly drafted Maternal, Infant, Young Child, and Adolescent Nutrition guidelines.


This webinar, hosted by the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Nutrition, was about the relationship between household and child factors, including diet quality, consumption of animal source foods, and anthropometry, to the early development of young Nepali children.


This programme sought (1) to STRENGTHEN commitment and technical assistance for child and adolescent health and to empower young people to advocate for their rights to health and well-being; (2) to MOBILIZE and strengthen cross-sectoral partnerships and innovation for child and adolescent health research, advocacy, implementation, and financing in the next decade; and (3) to SHARE evidence-based research, disaggregated data, and emerging solutions to ensure improved health outcomes for babies, toddlers, children and adolescents.


Authors and panellists introduced key findings and recommendations from a new four-part series published in The Lancet to advance health sector interventions for women and children in conflict settings.


Ghana was the first country to organize a national launch of the Nurturing Care Framework following the global launch alongside the World Health Assembly in 2018. A key focus since the launch has been to identify ways to contextualize the Nurturing Care Framework for Ghana. This webinar, hosted by the Early Childhood Network Ghana, provided an opportunity to take stock of what has transpired and explore emerging opportunities.


This webinar focused on status and solutions in promoting health and nutrition for young children in the Asia-Pacific region during and beyond the pandemic.


ISSA, in collaboration with UNICEF Serbia and the LEGO Foundation, will share how playful parenting can be used as a vehicle to create nurturing “orbits” around families while building on their strengths.


This ARNEC webinar focussed on the status and solutions involved in providing early learning opportunities for young children in the Asia-Pacific region during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.


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