Our people

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Our people

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.

- Mahatma Ghandi (1869 -1948)

Our people

Who We Are

Meet the members of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC) Executive Board and Advisory Group that comprise the ECPC Steering Committee, which is supported by expert consultants and the ECDpeace.org global communications team.

The ECPC Executive Board’s primary responsibility is to ensure that the objectives of the wider ECPC are effectively articulated and achieved, and remain in alignment with the ECPC vision statement and strategy, to promote social justice and reduce violence. It is comprised of high profile and/or senior level persons, who are either directly connected with one of the founding institutions of the ECPC, and/or have high level of influence within ECPC related networks, and/or are world renowned persons in the field of Early Childhood and/or Peace, and/or have served as international leader, and/or are recognized for having undertaken high-level related or similar functions.


Executive Committee

Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
International Center for Education and Human Development, CINDE Foundation
Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (GMCoP)
Lancaster University
International Network on Peace Building for Young Children
AÇEV— Mother Child Education Foundation
Yale University
Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Violence Against Children
Queen's University Belfast
World Childhood Foundation, USA
Early Years - the organisation for young children

Advisory Board

School of International Service, American University; KAICIID Dialogue Centre
World Vision International
Make Mothers Matter (MMM)
International Step by Step Association (ISSA)
AÇEV— Mother Child Education Foundation
Arab Resource Collective (ARC)
United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
World Organization for Early Childhood Education (OMEP)
An-Najah National University
AÇEV— Mother Child Education Foundation
Sesame Workshop

Emeritus Group

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Former High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC)
National Academy of Medicine
Early Childhood Program, Open Society Foundations (OSF)
Former United Nations Special Representative to the Secretary-General on Violence against Children
Supporting Father Involvement
World Vision International

Expert Consultants

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) HQ
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Boston College School of Social Work
Queen's University Belfast
Free University of Berlin
Yale School of Public Health
Yale MacMillan Center: Conflict, Resilience and Health Program
University of Oxford
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine
New York University | Steinhardt

Global Communications Team

Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC)
Yale Printing and Publishing Services
Yale Child Study Center


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