Evidence on what works, is critical to protecting children’s rights and increasing access to quality Early Childhood Development (ECD) services and support for caregivers.
The first ever-international ECD conference was hosted in collaboration with the Government of Kenya at The Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi. In attendance were over 800 delegates from 48 African Countries, 5 Continents, over 100 organizations including Government representatives from Ministries of Education, Health, and Social Protection; Civil Society Organizations, representatives of teachers unions, high level political representation, UN agencies, private sector, philanthropists, donor communities and academia. This inaugural event was aimed at bringing together global, regional, national and local public and private interest groups to disseminate evidence and share experiences aimed at enhancing and scaling good ECD practices across Africa and beyond.
This past March network partners from across Africa* met in Nairobi for the first AfECN regional network meeting.
Reviewed components of the kit from the January meeting are now in the process of being edited and taken through an additional validation session with a wider range of stakeholders from across sub-Saharan Africa before full implementation.