This three-part webinar series from AfECN looks at Playful Parenting. Each webinar will be translated into English, Portuguese and French.


The first part of the webinar will focus on nurturing care and the second part will focus on non-communicable diseases in children and adolescents living with HIV.


In Madagascar a 3-day workshop was organized for technical staff from relevant ministries and partners. The aim was to foster a common understanding of ECD across sectors and advance finalization of a national multisectoral ECD strategy.


On 24 November 2020, a half day workshop was organized for 35 media professionals followed by an opportunity for 10 journalists to visit ECD-related sites and generate stories from the field visits. The media also participated in the high-level advocacy meeting and technical workshop. The aim was to provide the media with key information regarding ECD and motivate them to use their platforms to elevate attention to ECD.


This event celebrated the launch of the 2020 Country Profiles for Early Childhood Development. A panel of experts and country representatives discussed the current state of knowledge on ECD and rallied partners around investing in strengthening the availability, quality and strategic use of data on ECD to support country and cross-country action and monitoring.


The International Step-by-Step Association (ISSA), with financial support from the Bernard van Leer Foundation, is hosting a webinar: “Father Engagement Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges, Promising Approaches and Opportunities”.


This webinar is hosted by the Kenya Paediatric Association and features speakers from the Ministry of Health, Kenya Paediatric Association, Aga Khan University, World Health Organisation and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


ISSA’s 2020 conference will have a particular focus on equity in early childhood.

Belgrade Serbia


A discussion on investing in human capital at the 2020 IMF/World Bank Group Annual Meetings, Civil Society Policy Forum. The session will examine the impact of major disruptions in services for the nurturing care and development of all young children as a result of COVID-19. It will present a new tool: “Cost of Inaction for Young Children”, and identify pathways to increase investments for young children.


As part of its ‘Early Childhood Development Expert Talk’ series, the Aga Khan University is hosting an online presentation from with Dr Rajesh Mehta, who works with the WHO South-East Asia Regional Office in New Delhi. Dr Mehta has been Regional Adviser for Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health since 2010.

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