►Part I: ECD Programming for Peacebuilding - Overview | Paul Connolly & Sarah Miller, Queen’s Univ Belfast (ECPC members)

April 17, 2019

“We are developing early childhood programs that are evidence-based, which are informed by our best understanding and expertise about what is likely to be effective and work.  And, we have belief that many of the programs that we are piloting and testing, will lead, right now, to positive change.” 


Presenting Part I “Overview: Supporting the Development of ECD Programs for Peacebuilding: Experience from the NIHR Global Health Research Group on ECD for Peacebuilding” by Professors Paul Connolly and Sarah Miller, Queen’s University Belfast. This research study at Queen’s University Belfast, funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) of the United Kingdom, supports an international research group on early childhood development for peacebuilding (See Queen’s University Belfast - LINKS). 
Watch Part II of this presentation in which the NIHR research team provide updates from the field where its program is being tested in countries affected by conflict (Egypt, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Tajikistan, Timor-Leste and Vietnam). 


  1. Learn more about ECPC Executive Cmte member, Paul Connolly, PhD, Professor of Education and Dean of Research for the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, and his research on issues of diversity, inclusion and young children.
  2. Learn more about ECPC affiliate, Sarah Miller, PhD, Associate Professor of Education at Queen’s University Belfast and her expertise and work in program evaluation and evidence synthesis.
20:32 ENG / Subtitles


Watch 14 compelling talks by 25 world champions in evidence-based science and practice, education, human migration, web technology and media. Learn why they join together in expertise to pave a road to hope and build pathways to peace through the transformative power of children and families. Hear them sound the global call to action as they launch the ECPC Pledge to Action for Peace. 
  • Be informedMeet the conference presenters who share with you their knowledge, generated from the front lines of this burgeoning field of peacebuilding through early childhood development (ECD). Read their biographies and access additional learning materials.
  • Get involved. Help us pave the road to hope and The Culture of Peace by sharing these series videos with your friends and colleagues.
  • Build peace! Take the ECPC Pledge of Action for Peace, launched by conference speaker, Miss Lames Abdelrahman, IRIS Refugee Ambassador from The Sudan.


This ECPC event was organized by and made possible with support from Queen’s University Belfast LINKS, Yale University, UNICEF and the ECPC.


Distinguished ECPC affiliated presenters join us from the halls of Yale University (Child Study Center, the MacMillan Center for Area Studies, Web Services) Queen’s University Belfast, the United Nations, The Global Movement for The Culture of Peace, UNICEF, Sesame Workshop, ACEV-Mother Child Education Foundation, IRIS-Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services, and the NGO Committee on Migration.


The ECPC was established to grow a global movement for peace, social justice and prevention of violence through using evidence-informed strategies to enable the world community to advance peace, security and sustainable development. We must address root causes of violence and conflict, and we must empower children and families to be agents of change to advance social cohesion and peace. 


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