In October 2018 a multi-country stakeholders’ consultation took place in Nairobi, Kenya to operationalize the Nurturing Care Framework within the health sector (more). Following this meeting, in October 2018, the Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare hosted a national ECD conference in Malawi, at which the Nurturing Care Framework was presented.

The conference resulted in a decision to organize national trainings on the Care for Child Development package for all trainers. The conference was followed by an ECD Technical Working Group meeting in Malawi, at which participants shared lessons learned and best practices for supporting ECD.

In December 2019, the ECD Technical Working Group developed the 2019 plan for ECD, with a view to mainstreaming integration. A decision was taken to review relevant documents to ensure they reflect integration.