Building Capacity for Early Education to Accommodate HIV-affected and -infected Children

Organizers: Tigran Yepoyan, Regional HIV & AIDS  Adviser, UNESCO Moscow, and Rokhaya Diawara, ECCE Programme Specialist, UNESCO Regional Bureau For Education in Africa (BREDA), in cooperation with UNICEF Russia and ADEA Working Group on Early Childhood Development (ECD)

Time and date: 13:00-14:00, Wednesday 29 September 2010

Room: Neva

Languages: English, Russian


The Special Event addresses the role of ECCE in the comprehensive education sector response to HIV and AIDS epidemic. It discusses global, regional and country specific opportunities and challenges (e.g. policies, institutional capacity, stigma and discrimination) for HIV-infected and -affected children to benefit from ECCE. It also promotes exchanges of global, regional and country specific experiences in facilitating access for HIV-infected and -affected children to ECCE. It aims to generate a better understanding of the importance of ECCE for children affected by HIV and AIDS, prompting greater commitment and action from the Education Sector to create opportunities for these children to benefit from quality ECCE.


Tigran Yepoyan, Regional AIDS Adviser, UNESCO Moscow


Dina Zelinskaya, Senior Advisor, National Foundation for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Russian Federation   


Norma Rudolph, Early Childhood Development Specialist, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa

Rapporteur:  Bonita Birungi, ECD/HIV-AIDS Regional Adviser, Save the Children, Uganda


Larisa Glazirina, Chief of Extracurricular Education Department, Ministry of Education and Science, Chelyabinsk Region, Russian Federation

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