Accelerating early childhood development outcomes through strengthened governance mechanisms
Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 16:00 to 17.35 Singapore time
Language: English and French
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The Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) and Africa Early Childhood Network (AfECN) invite you to the webinar series on “Accelerating Better Early Childhood Development (ECD) outcomes in Africa and Asia-Pacific regions through strengthened governance mechanisms”.

The first webinar focusing on the results of mapping study on governance and coordination mechanisms for ECD in the Africa region was completed in December 2021 with more than 100 participants from both regions.

The second webinar will be held on 24th March 2022. The purpose of this webinar is to understand the nature of multi-sectoral governance structures which are supporting ECD service delivery across countries in the Asia-Pacific and Africa region.

First part of the webinar will focus on presenting the findings of the landscape study which looked at the presence of different models of multisectoral mechanisms (Government, Private or Civil society supported or networks) that exist in the Asia-Pacific region for addressing the needs of young children in an integrated way.

In the second part, a panel discussion will present and discuss examples of multisectoral mechanisms from the selected countries. The panel will include two examples from Asia-Pacific region and one from Africa region to present their experiences related to how multi-sectoral coordination mechanisms support quality and comprehensive programming for ECD in the countries.

The key objectives of the webinar series are:
● To share findings of the landscape analysis on governance and coordination mechanisms for ECD in Africa and Asia-Pacific regions.
● To showcase best practices of multisectoral coordination mechanisms in the region, thus promoting knowledge exchange.

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● The previous webinar in this series was "Experiences from Africa, Asia and the Pacific" (8 Dec 2021). Video of this event is available here.