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The Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women, with support from WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank, organized three events in November and December 2020:

  1. a high-level meeting
  2. a technical workshop
  3. a workshop and site visit for journalists

High-level advocacy meeting
On 11 December 2020, a half-day advocacy meeting was held with Ministers, representatives from the National Office of Nutrition and the Prime Minister’s office, funders and partners. The aim was to sensitize the high level stakeholders and obtain their commitment and support to finalize the multisectoral ECD strategy.

Technical workshop
A 3-day workshop (24 November to 2 December 2020) 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.

Journalist workshop and site visit
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.

For more information (en français):
Concept note and agendas
Press coverage
Recordings of joint presentations by WHO, UNICEF, and the World Bank
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