The early years fellowship:  Building the next generation of leaders in early childhood
Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:30-11 am EST  Link to Register

The World Bank receives a lot of questions about how they support early childhood development. To address this they have launched a webinar series that will describe how they work with countries to improve opportunities for young children, as well as their initiatives to build capacity and share knowledge across countries and partners. Each webinar will include time for substantive discussion. The first webinar was held on 10 February 2021.

In the fourth session, WHO will describe the Early years fellowship, a program to build the capacity within countries on ECD and to identify and support the next generation of leaders in early childhood.  These young professionals are having an incredible impact on the World Bank’s capacity to engage in early childhood across health, nutrition, education and social protection.

First, Melissa Kelly, Early years fellowship coordinator, will share an overview of how the program is working with 25 fellows to support 34 countries and how WHO supports their professional development. Next, participants will have the opportunity to hear from some of the fellows about how their efforts have contributed to improved early childhood policies and services in their countries.

There will be substantial time for discussion with the fellows.