Before COVID-19, 250 million children were at risk of not reaching their developmental potential. COVID-19 has disrupted services for the nurturing care of young children. Decades of progress are threatened. The developmental needs of ALL young children must remain a priority as we build back better, more equitable policies and systems.
Dr. Hana Brixi — Manager, Human Capital Project, World Bank. Dr. Brixi leads a global effort to accelerate more and better investments in people for greater equity and economic growth.
Dr. Jere R. Behrman — Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Research Associate at Penn’s Population Studies Center, and a leading international researcher in empirical microeconomics, with emphasis on developing economies.
Nafisa Baboo — Director, Inclusive Education, Light for the World & Board Member, Global Campaign for Education. She is a qualified speech-language therapist and audiologist, with a Masters in Inclusive Education focused on the inclusion of blind students in regular schools.
Gwen Hines — Executive Director of Global Programmes, Save the Children UK. She has worked in international development for 20 years, most recently as International Programmes Director at the Department for International Development (DFID).