Following the 2018 AfECN conference, which had a regional focus (October 2018), this event sought to revitalize national ECD dialogue and introduce the Nurturing Care Framework to the national government and local partners for national buy in and uptake.

The event was attended by 120 people including relevant ministries, development partners, international organizations, national and regional networks, local organizations, universities, and private institutions.

The event concluded with a recommendation to form a national ECD task force to spearhead the development of a national ECD plan, using the Nurturing Care Framework as a guide. The ECD task force team has since been formed and its members are working on developing a national ECD multisectoral plan.