Global programs directory
Global programs directory
Global programs directory
1,000 Days is an advocacy hub that champions new investment and partnerships to improve nutrition during the critical 1,000 days between a woman’s pregnancy and a child’s second birthday as a way to achieve long-term progress in global health and development.
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is a forum for policy dialogue composed of African Ministers of Education and development partners. The Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) was created in 1997 to influence policy supporting integrated approaches to the development of the young child. It provides an informal platform to enhance cooperation and collaboration among organizations that are actively engaged in ECD promotion in Africa, such as national governments, sub-regional networks, and multilateral and bilateral organizations and education authorities.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health and Human Services. ACF promotes the economic and social well-being of children, families, individuals and communities with leadership and resources for compassionate, effective delivery of human services.
A Pan-African network that promotes child rights and child protection with national chapters in 26 African countries. Its mission is to enhance, in partnership with others, the prevention and protection of children from all forms of maltreatment, thus ensuring that the rights of children are realized.
AKU provides post-graduate training of health service professionals, teachers, and managers of schools, and the development of research scholars. The Human Development Program at AKU is dedicated to enhancing human development through a focus on early childhood development.
American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) addresses the development and humanitarian needs of Palestinians and other communities in Palestine and Lebanon. Through partnerships and close consultation with local groups and communities, ANERA responds to needs with sustainable solutions and also delivers aid during emergencies.
2014 - 2016: The aim of this randomized clinical trial (RCT), under the directorship of Yale professor, James F. Leckman, M.D., Ph.D., is to rigorously evaluate the implementation of Mother-Child Education Program (MOCEP), developed by AÇEV-The Mother-Child Education Foundation, in three Palestinian refugee camps in Beirut, Lebanon. This evaluation employs an innovative, mixed-methods approach to investigate the associations among social contexts; maternal, child and family functioning; and reduction in violence through the promotion of harmonious family relationships. The results of this study have implications for improving the lives of and reducing violence for the hundreds of thousands of families with young children living in fragile contexts.
ARC’s goal is to work with partners for the production, development and ownership of knowledge, development of human resources, enhancement of participation, networking and advocacy, culture and practice in order to translate the rights of children and youth within the region into reality.
The Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) is a network established to build strong partnerships across sectors and different disciplines, organizations, agencies and institutions in the Asia-Pacific region to advance the agenda on and investment in early childhood. The ARNEC early childhood development (ECD) and peace building working group brings together experts, policy makers and practitioners to explore and promote the added value of ECD on peace building/social cohesion activities and, reciprocally, the added value of peace building/social cohesion on ECD interventions. The group provides a specific focus on ECD and peace building in the Asia Pacific region.
ACEI is a 501 c 3 charitable organization dedicated to promoting the optimal education and development of children in a changing world through various programs and projects that align with ACEI’s mission that is to support and advocate for access to education, equity in educational settings, quality educational content, and the child’s right to education. ACEI recognizes the significance of promoting international and intercultural understanding through dialogue and mutual respect.
Baghch-e-Simsim (“Sesame Garden” in Dari and Pashto) is designed to deliver lessons of literacy, math, and life skills to Afghan children ages three to seven years, with a special emphasis on girls’ empowerment, cultural diversity, and mutual respect and understanding.
Breakthrough’s Bell Bajao! is a cultural and media campaign that calls on men and boys to take a stand against domestic violence. The campaign seeks to reduce domestic violence and to highlight the role that men and boys can play in reducing violence.
Over the past half century, the Foundation has worked closely with a wide range of innovators and researchers to find better ways to meet the needs of young children in circumstances of social and economic disadvantage and has supported governments to build national systems of service delivery that continue to impact the lives of millions of young children and their families each year.
BCN is an international network of organizations committed to supporting children without adequate family care around the world. BCN works by fostering collaboration, research and information sharing on family strengthening and alternative care, and advocating for changes to national and global policies to improve children’s care situations.
The Blossom Hill Foundation is a 501c3 US-based international grantmaking foundation that operates out of New Canaan, CT. It was founded in 2009 by Shiva Sarram, a former child of war from Iran, who fled Tehran in the early 1980s with her family and came to America where she and her diverse Board are now committed to serving those children still living in conflict.
BRACs creation of a multidisciplinary academic professional degree program, BUIED, stemmed from a limitation of human resources in early childhood development (ECD) and the demand for strengthening the knowledge-base of its practitioners. BUIED became a pioneer in the area of ECD by launching the first academic ECD MSc.
The Brain and Behavior Research Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
The Canada International Scientific Exchange Program (CISEPO) is a Canadian registered, charitable, non-governmental organization (NGO), based at the University of Toronto at the Faculty of Medicine and at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and at York University in the Faculty of Health. CISEPO’s mission is to promote international development by advancing health education, health care, health care systems, scientific exchange, research and public health thus connecting Canada to over 45 countries globally.
The CISEPO Visiting Professors for Peace Program is designed to strengthen the link between Canada, the US and the peace building process in the Middle East by contributing to building trust and confidence across the Arab and Israeli frontier.
Caritas’ work is about ensuring the poorest and most marginalized are the driving force in our emergency response, sustainable development and peace building.
CEI seeks to fill the gaps in global understanding about innovative education programs striving to increase access to quality education for students in low income communities.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA Division of Violence Prevention, has initiated the Essentials for Childhood Framework that proposes strategies communities can consider to promote relationships and environments that help children grow up to be healthy and productive citizens so that they, in turn, can build stronger and safer families and communities for their children.
The Child and Family Blog report on the most important and highest quality research on child and family wellbeing and promote it through the broadcast and social media. The Blog wants to share the new knowledge that researchers create worldwide with all those who can influence the quality of care for children, in particular, people who make policy and professionals who care for families and children.
The CHI is a global network of 178 child helplines in 143 countries, which together receive over 14 million contacts a year from children and young people in need of care and protection. CHI supports the creation and strengthening of national toll-free child helplines worldwide, and uses child helpline data and knowledge to highlight gaps in child protection systems and advocate for the rights of children.
CEPPs is a multi-partner global initiative created in 2016 by a working group representing organizations involved in the field of maternal perinatal health and early childhood development. The aim is to provide a framework based on its Manifesto’s seven principles for use by policy makers in government and civil society to put in place policies at city, regional and national level to improve support for mothers, future parents and young children. Supporting the CEPPs Manifesto will enable mothers to play a central role in creating healthy, fair and peaceful societies.
“Since 1892, Childhood Education International has been committed to one central mission: ensuring children’s access to quality education worldwide. We direct our efforts toward programs and projects that support pre-primary to primary school-age children so they can learn, grow, and develop optimally. We collaborate with teachers, education leaders, families, community leaders, health professionals, government agencies, the private sector, and civil society organizations to provide innovative solutions that make a difference.”
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund aims at reducing violence against children by funding evaluations of violence prevention and child protection interventions in low- and middle-income countries.
The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children. We champion policies and programs that lift children out of poverty; protect them from abuse and neglect; and ensure their access to health care, quality education and a moral and spiritual foundation. Supported by foundation and corporate grants and individual donations, CDF advocates nationwide on behalf of children to ensure children are always a priority.
“The International Center of Education and Human Development (CINDE) is a non-profit organization, founded in 1977, with three offices in Colombia (Bogota, Medellín and Manizales). We define ourselves as a research and development Center, with our scientific office in Manizales. Our central axis is the creation of an appropriate environment for the integral development of children and youth living in vulnerable conditions in Colombia, Latin America and the world, through the work with families, communities and educational institutions.”
The Circle of Security is a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Decades of university-based research have confirmed that secure children exhibit increased empathy, greater self-esteem, better relationships with parents and peers, enhanced school readiness, and an increased capacity to handle emotions more effectively when compared with children who are not secure.
CONNECT, based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has been providing free training to a rapidly growing worldwide audience, helping early childhood educators learn how to teach young children with disabilities. Since it first pioneered the use of their online multimedia modules in 2010, the project has delivered cutting edge instruction to users in more than 180 countries.
The CPC Learning Network convenes academics, policymakers, and practitioners to promote innovative research, nurture communities of learning, and build the next generation of researchers and advocates for children and families worldwide.
The goal of the Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline campaign, an initiative of the Children’s Defense Fund, is to reduce detention and incarceration by increasing preventive supports and services children need, such as access to quality early childhood development and education services and accessible, comprehensive health and mental health coverage.
Cure Violence provides communities the training and technical assistance to implement the Cure Violence model, which is based on a public health approach that utilizes methods for controlling epidemics. The model is being used in United States, Latin America, and the Middle East/North Africa.
Dedicated to promoting the human rights and full participation in society of people with disabilities worldwide, the Worldwide Campaign to End the Institutionalization of Children seeks to draw attention to, and end, the pervasive and abusive practice of institutionalizing children with disabilities.
DECET brings together a network of European organizations and projects with common goals about valuing diversity in early childhood education and training. The network aims at promoting and studying democratic child care, acknowledging the multiple (cultural and other) identities of children and families. Early childhood provisions are viewed as meeting places where people can learn form each other across cultural and other borders and therefore as public provisions that can effectively address prejudices and discrimination. In this sense early childhood education makes a clear contribution to the construction of European citizenship.
DIFI was established by Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in 2006. DIFI’s mandate is based upon the Doha Declaration on the Family, which reaffirms the commitments of the international community to strengthen the family as the natural and fundamental group unit of society and encourages governments, international organizations and members of civil society to take action to promote and support the family by conducting research which contributes to the knowledge base on the family and developing indicators to evaluate the impact of programs on family stability.
The Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN) is an alliance of over a hundred organizations committed to improving the lives of young children from conception to five years around the world. They are collaborating to launch a movement, spur investment, and help countries meet young children’s developmental needs.
The Early Childhood Workforce Initiative focuses on the country system and policy level to support and empower those who work with families and children under age 8 (e.g. home visitors, preschool staff, community health workers), as well as those who supervise and mentor practitioners (e.g. supervisors, mentors and coaches, trainers). This initiative takes a holistic, multi-sectoral approach to bridge gaps in policy and practice and promote high quality, equitable services.
Early Years promotes and develops high quality, evidence-informed early childhood services for young children, their families and communities.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to shifting the world’s focus to peace as a positive, achievable, and tangible measure of human well-being and progress. IEP achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peacefulness; providing metrics for measuring peace; and uncovering the relationships between business, peace and prosperity as well as promoting a better understanding of the cultural, economic and political factors that create peace. It publishes the annual Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of national peacefulness, ranking 163 countries.
Master of Education | Early Childhood Education
“Accelerated and 100% online, the Master of Education (Early Childhood Education) is for existing teachers, educators, directors and team leaders who wish to lead the way, from pedagogy and practice to policy and leadership, in early childhood education and create positive outcomes for children, families and communities.”
Educate a Child (EAC), a program of Education Above All acts from a rights-based approach to education with a focus on enabling children to realize their right to an education by eliminating the obstacles they face. By working in partnership and emphasizing innovation, scale and sustainability, EAC wants to enable every child to fulfill their right to education.
Education Above All (EAA) is an initiative founded in 2012 by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser. Its aim is to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through quality education and other welfare programs and initiatives. With a particular focus on areas affected by poverty, conflict and disaster, EAA champions the needs of children and women and empower them to be active members of their communities. By meeting the demand for education, EAA equips them to support sustainable development and to nurture environments of peace, security, justice and prosperity.
The USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN) is a global community of practice comprised of USAID staff and implementing partners all working together to increase equitable access to education for children and youth in crisis and conflict-affected environments.
To meet this goal the network gathers, develops and disseminates knowledge, information, tools and resources on education in crisis and conflict at global, regional and country levels.
The Ernst Strüngmann Forum (ESF) is dedicated to the promotion of interdisciplinary communication and research. Through its innovative communication process, the ESF provides a creative environment within which top international scientists discuss themes that transcend classic disciplinary boundaries. In 2013, it launched the forum, Formative Childhoods: A Pathway to Peace that resulted in a revolutionary volume, published by MIT Press in 2014.
Eurochild advocates for children’s rights and well-being to be at the heart of policymaking. This network of organizations works with and for children throughout Europe, striving for a society that respects the rights of children. Eurochild influence policies, build internal capacities, facilitate mutual learning and exchange practice and research. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is the foundation of all this work.
Family inclusive maternal healthcare is when fathers and other family members are actively engaged by healthcare workers in a partnership of care for a woman during her pregnancy, during labor and childbirth and in the care of the newborn.
Established by broadcast pioneer John E. Fetzer (1901-1991), the Fetzer Institute uses its philanthropic resources to help build the spiritual foundation for a loving world. In addition to its many contributions, the Institute engages science to maximize its contribution to the “new narrative” and to deepen our understanding of the factors that shape spiritual growth and development and our ability to love (Early Childhood and Peace).
First Steps Himalaya runs education projects in rural Nepal to ensure Himalayan children have access to quality early-years education, and opportunities through learning.
“The campaign aims to ensure early childhood development (ECD) stays high on the political agenda by building a strong community of advocates at the EU and national level. We want policy makers, in the countries engaged in the campaign and in EU institutions, to better understand how ECD promotes inclusion and to commit to adopting an integrated and multi-sectoral approach to ECD.”
The Foundation Child for Study and Research into Childhood and Adolescence was set up in 1998 by the association “S.O.S. Il Telefono Azzurro – National Helpline for the Prevention of Child Abuse”. The aim of the Foundation is to promote a child-centered culture through a close examination of the causes and treatments of physical and mental diseases, as well as of behavioral and mood difficulties in children and adolescents.
Friends Center for Children is an early childhood education center providing year-round, full-time care for children ages 3 months to 5 years. The Friends Center offers a child-centered, hands-on learning experience in a safe and nurturing environment. At the Center, children learn through creative play and a wide range of developmentally-appropriate activities.
The mission of Full Court Peace is to unite, educate and strengthen local and global communities through basketball. Full Court Peace envisions a global basketball community that serves all populations regardless of race or socioeconomic status, and which stands for peace, understanding and increased engagement across tenuous social divides.
Fundacion Saldarriaga Concha focuses its efforts on the deployment of multisectoral strategies and projects in three interrelating mission axes: healthy living, access to knowledge, and dignified life, thus pointing to a cultural transformation that is inclusive, with particular emphasis on persons with disabilities and the elderly.
Genesis Foundation seeks to create a more inclusive society for Colombian children by improving the quality of their education. We enhance programs that provide children in vulnerable life situations with better opportunities to develop and succeed.
seat at the table is a virtual community where youth meaningfully interact, share stories, and form bonds across distance and difference. Small groups of peers (ages 16 to 19) from around the world come together for an hour-long, face-to-face virtual conversation to discuss their daily lives, hobbies, interests, identities, cultures, misconceptions, and what it means to be part of our ever-changing world. Whether youth join to build self-confidence and leadership skills, to practice new languages, to prepare for their futures, or to form friendships, seat at the table helps them learn about themselves and our world in a new way.
Hand in Hand’s mission is to create a strong, inclusive, shared society in Israel through a network of Jewish-Arab integrated bilingual schools and organized communities.
The mission of the Center on the Developing Child, based at Harvard University, is to drive science-based innovation that achieves breakthrough outcomes for children facing adversity. The Center’s core belief is that advances in science provide a powerful source of new ideas focused on the early years of life. Founded in 2006, the Center catalyzes local, national, and international innovation in policy and practice focused on children and families. The Center designs, tests, and implements these ideas in collaboration with a broad network of research, practice, policy, community, and philanthropic leaders that together seek transformational impacts on lifelong learning, behavior, and both physical and mental health.
Anyone looking for upstream solutions to the biggest problems facing America should look to Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago Economics and author of the Heckman Equation, Professor James Heckman whose work is to understand the great gains to be had by investing in the early and equal development of human potential.
HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization with headquarters in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Its mission is to lift lives through education. HighScope envisions a world in which all educational settings useactive participatory learning so everyone has a chance to succeed in life and contribute to society.
The Igarapé Institute works with international and national partners in the United Nations, but also governments and civil society, to promote peace and stability. This means critical engagement with United Nations Security Council reform, the responsibilities of states to protect civilians in conflict, the transformation of peace support operations, strengthening civilian capacities for peace building, rethinking the place of gender and peace-keeping and much more.
Developed in Brazil at the Igarapé Institute, CSI is an open-source smart phone app that maps out children’s voices and their perceptions of everyday violence. It is focused on collecting data on the security or insecurity of 8–12 year-old children and their 13–17 year-old “proxy informant” adolescents, as well as adult caregivers and educators.
The International Peace Institute (IPI) is an independent, international not-for-profit think tank dedicated to managing risk and building resilience to promote peace, security, and sustainable development. To achieve its purpose, IPI employs a mix of policy research, strategic analysis, publishing, and convening.
The International Step by Step Association (ISSA) is a membership association, which serves as learning community and a champion for quality and equity for all children and their families. The ISSA network embodies over 60 members from across Europe and Central Asia and is a dynamic mix of NGO’s, schools and kindergartens, higher education and academic institutions.
Since 1997, the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) has been working relentlessly to implement and achieve the goals of the Jordan River for Child Safety Program (JRCSP), and in turn secure children’s rights and safety and enhance positive child-rearing practices. JRCSP also strives to strengthen positive healthy interactions between family members, particularly with regards to nurturing children within the family - the basic building-block of society.
MenCare is a global fatherhood campaign active in more than 40 countries across five continents that promotes men’s active, equitable and nonviolent involvement as fathers and caregivers around the world.
The Mother Child Education Foundation (AÇEV) aims to support children in these most formative years to give them a right start to life. Since its inception in 1993, the fundamental goal of AÇEVs education programs have been support disadvantaged children and their families, strengthening the “early childhood” period to build a more advanced society and create equal opportunities in education.
A global campaign to disseminate the findings of The Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable Development to young people worldwide.
The Committee is a member of the Conference of Non Governmental Organizations (CoNGO) in consultative relationship with the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council. We are a committee of over 50 NGOs who seek to realize justice for migrants, refugees, stateless persons, internally displaced persons, and trafficked persons. We meet monthly in New York City to collaborate on our shared mission: to encourage the promotion and protection of migrants and their human rights, in accordance with the United Nations Charter.
“Together, we will create the conditions for children to rise into their full potential.”
- No Limit Generation
No Limit Generation (NLG) provides critical training that equips aid-workers and caregivers to better protect, support, and heal. NLG features an evidence-based, trauma-informed toolkit series of short, accessible videos that support existing child well-being interventions.
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We work to accelerate action to implement the SDG targets for peace, justice and inclusion (SDG16+). In September 2017, the Pathfinders launched the Roadmap for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies. An updated version was published at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in July 2019.
Rondine Cittadella della Pace is an organization committed to reducing armed conflicts around the world and spreading its own method for the creative transformation of conflicts in every context.
Its objective is contributing to a planet free from armed clashes, in which every person has the tools to manage conflicts in a creative and positive way.
Its mission is to promote the creative transformation of conflict through the experiences of young people who discover the human being in their enemy.
Sesame Workshop is a nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street whose mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder in more than 150 countries.
“SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. Based in Stockholm, SIPRI is regularly ranked among the most respected think tanks worldwide.”
The Center is a non-religious, non-political charitable organization governed by a Board of Trustees. We work to inform, inspire and engage the adults who care for and teach children in homes, schools and community learning environments. By sharing current research, scientific knowledge, resources and best practices related to social and emotional learning, the Center is a leading advocate for change in how we educate our children.
The World Peace Foundation (WPF) is an operating foundation affiliated solely with Tufts University’s The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. WPF aims to provide intellectual leadership for peace. Our view is that the world needs a debate about world peace, drawing rigorously on evidence and theory.
Effective, impactful philanthropy demands an intimate understanding of the issues. But it takes time and resources to establish the facts and monitor and evaluate results. UBS provides connections with inspiring entrepreneurs, new technologies, and proven models that bridge a gap preventing children from thriving. UBS focuses on programs with the potential to be transformative, scalable and sustainable in the areas of child health, education and protection.
Voices of Youth is UNICEF’s digital community FOR YOUTH, BY YOUTH.
The culture of peace and non-violence is a commitment to peace-building, mediation, conflict prevention and resolution, peace education, education for non-violence, tolerance, acceptance, mutual respect, intercultural and interfaith dialog and reconciliation.
UNESCO is known as the “intellectual” agency of the United Nations. At a time when the world is looking for new ways to build peace and sustainable development, people must rely on the power of intelligence to innovate, expand their horizons and sustain the hope of a new humanism. UNESCO exists to bring this creative intelligence to life; for it is in the minds of men and women that the defence of peace and conditions for sustainable development must be built.
The Early Childhood Development Kit was created by UNICEF to strengthen the response to young children caught in conflict or emergencies. The Kit, which hopes to give young children a sense of normalcy, offers young children access to play, stimulation, and early learning opportunities.
UNICEF works with governments, civil society, communities and other stakeholders to design and implement inter-sectoral evidence-based early childhood development (ECD) programs and policies that help young children reach their full potential by supporting families and communities, and by increasing access to quality early childhood care and education.
Learning for Peace has a goal to strengthen resilience, social cohesion and human security in conflict-affected contexts, including countries at risk of – or experiencing and recovering from – conflict. Towards this end, the program will strengthen policies and practices in education for peacebuilding.
PBEA was designed to work at the nexus of education and conflict, to improve conflict sensitive programming and contribute to peacebuilding, social cohesion and resilience, using education as an entry point. Meaningful results were achieved in integrating conflict sensitivity and peacebuilding into education sector reform and other policies.
The ECPC is proud to host the knowledge products, generated by PBEA.
Life Skills Based Education for Violence Prevention and Peace Building promotes the development of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to bring about behavioral change that will enable children, youth and adults to: prevent conflict and violence, both overt and structural; resolve conflict peacefully; and create the conditions conducive to peace, whether at an intrapersonal, interpersonal, intergroup, national or international level.
Guided by the principles of the U. N. Charter, the report of its High-Level Group, and the priorities of the Secretary-General, the U. N. Alliance of Civilizations works toward a more peaceful, more socially inclusive world, by building mutual respect among peoples of different cultural and religious identities, and highlighting the will of the world’s majority to reject extremism and embrace diversity. UNAOC will seek to operate in situations where is can contribute to broader efforts to ameliorate identity based crises and promote culturally sensitive development policies.
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict serves as the leading U. N. advocate for the protection and well-being of children affected by armed conflict.
The United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children has been a global effort to paint a detailed picture of the nature, extent and causes of violence against children, and to propose clear recommendations for action to prevent and respond to it. This is the first time that an attempt has been made to document the reality of violence against children around the world, and to map out what is being done to stop it.
The Violence Research Centre (VRC) aims to contribute to the advancement of the understanding of the causes, the consequences, and the prevention of interpersonal violence. This includes childhood aggression, bullying, assault and robbery, homicide, domestic abuse and sexual violence. The VRC takes an interdisciplinary perspective that draws on theoretical approaches and empirical findings from criminology, psychology, biology, political science, sociology, and history. We work closely with academics and policy-making institutions both nationally and internationally.
- Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
- Livelihood projects
- Education sector
- Peace Building
- Affordable and clean energy
WPDI aims to empower young people and children from vulnerable and fragile places to help them become peacemakers and agents of positive transformation in their countries and communities.
The main objectives of the Peace Education Program include:
• Highlight the stage of initial and preschool education as the best time to model a harmonious personality in children as well as to provide them with education in values as this is the time when they are shaped in children.
• Make the world aware of the fact that only with quality, global education, full of values in the widest sense of the term, can we achieve a better world.
• Make available for teachers, pedagogical and methodological procedures to help them instill in children norms, values, concepts and behaviors that foster the attainment of peace and the rejection of violence as essential components of their personality.
• Call on Supranational Institutions and Governments to provide the necessary resources and to work so that all the children in the world, without distinction of race, color, sex, language, religion, national or social origin, economic situation, birth or any other condition, have access to the quality education they deserve.
Founded by Queen H. M. Silvia of Sweden, World Childhood Foundation works to prevent abuse and exploitation of children. It supports and implements over 100 projects around the world, assisting children who are at risk of or are victims of abuse, children who are in alternative care, street children, and families at risk.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.
Yale UNICEF is a member group of the United Nations International Children’s Fund Campus Initiative that aims to raise awareness about children’s issues—including poverty, development, safety, rights, health, education, and inclusion in their communities. Additionally, Yale UNICEF strives to contribute to efforts made on behalf of children both locally and internationally. Yale UNICEF hopes to inspire and empower members of the Yale community by providing them with both opportunities and tools to engage in student leadership, activism, and community service work on behalf of children worldwide.
The Conflict, Resilience, and Health Program is an interdisciplinary group that works to build resilience and health in communities afflicted by armed conflict or structural violence. Led by Professor Catherine Panter-Brick, this program engages with academics, practitioners, and policy makers to promote innovations in global health research and to evaluate resilience-building interventions.
Based at Yale University, the Zigler Center’s over-arching mission is to improve the well-being of children and families by bringing objective child development research into the U.S. policy and public arenas. Each year at the Zigler Center our faculty and fellows are active in several research and policy projects. Activities also include producing several policy-relevant publications, providing interviews for popular media, giving testimony at governmental proceedings, and providing support and technical assistance to a network of over 1300 public schools nationwide through the Center’s School of the 21st Century program.
The Formative Child and Peace Building program builds upon the existing scientific and clinical evidence-base, linking early childhood development (ECD) and sustainable peace building in the global context that can be translated for use in the field.
With the goal to create and sustain synergies in global health research, education and practice from departments throughout Yale, the Global Health Leadership Institute (GHLI) is comprised of faculty, staff and affiliated faculty from diverse specialty areas to confront global health issues with a multidisciplinary approach. Leadership and management experts, cardiologists, nurses, obstetricians, pediatricians, researchers, lawyers, economists, financial specialists, statisticians and more work together to achieve comprehensive solutions for projects both in the U.S. and around the world.
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