Can investing in the early years lead to more peaceful societies? Find out in this presentation that follows in the footsteps of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which acknowledges that “there can be no sustainable development without peace, and no peace without sustainable development.” It exemplifies the role of early childhood development (ECD) in supporting the achievement of the SDGs, and in particular Goal 16. The concepts described in the video align with recent directions in peacebuilding that aim to operationalize socio-economic development interventions so that they simultaneously transform relationships and build social support networks capable of mitigating violent conflict risks.
3:15 ENG / Subtitles
For more information, read the recently released ECPC background paper “Contributions of Early Childhood Development Programming to Sustainable Peace and Development”.
Video produced by Adrian Cerezo and Madeline Klutz, in collaboration with Friedrich Affolter and Chelsea Donaldson.
Music: “Idea” © Kai Engle (royalty free, for commercial use)
Voice talent by Lone Butler