Can Global and Regional Networks Drive the Early Childhood Agenda, in Policy and Practice?

Organizer:  Louise Zimanyi, Director, The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development (CGECCD), and Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, President, World Organization for Early Childhood Education

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

Room: Amur

Languages: English, French

This Special Event aims to inform and affirm the role of networks in nurturing the movement for early childhood in the regions and globally, to set parameters and priorities for a concerted approach to make progress on EFA Goal 1 by 2015 as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The event begins with presentations on objectives and activities of networks and networking mechanisms, progress as well as challenges in moving the advocacy agenda forward for early childhood in the regions and globally. Then, through ‘hard talk panel interviews’, it will highlight good practices at regional and global levels in programme/policy/advocacy contributing to global initiatives such as EFA and MDGs. Ways will be explored and suggested for establishing a framework and mechanisms for collaboration at the global level.

Moderators:Louise Zimanyi, Director, The Consultative Group on ECCD (global network)
Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, World President, OMEP (global network)

Rokhaya Diawara, ECCE Programme Specialist, Coordinator, ADEA Working Group on ECD (Africa)
Junko Miyahara, Coordinator, Asia and the Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (Asia-Pacific)
Youssef Hajjar, Advisor, Arab Resource Collective (Arab Region)
Alejandro Acosta, Director, CINDE (Latin America)
Cornelia Cincilei, Director, Step by Step, Moldova (ISSA network, CEE/CIS)

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