The ECPC Global Research Network

Working colleagues from across the globe
Three multi-racial children blow a single bubble with earth's reflection.
Three multi-racial children blow a single bubble with earth's reflection. © Kentannenbaum | Dreamstime Image.


The Early Childhood Peace Consortium has established a research network of committed scholars, practitioners, governmental and non-governmental organizations and other committed stakeholders to expand the existing scientific knowledge-base. The goal is to explore and document the importance of early childhood development in peacebuilding and building social cohesion. This global partnership supports efforts to inter-connect members of this expanding network in order to advance our scientific knowledge and advocate for awareness, action and investment. 

Additional details relating to this network will be provided as they become available.

ECPC Global Research Network

Early Years is the largest organization in Northern Ireland working with and for young children. It is a non-profit making organization and has been working since 1965 to promote high quality childcare for children aged 0 - 12 and their families.
The TIES research center focuses on measurement and impact evaluation for children and youth in low- and middle-income, as well as conflict-affected countries.
HHI is a university-wide academic and research center at Harvard University that brings an interdisciplinary approach to promoting understanding of humanitarian crisis as a unique contributor to global health problems, and to developing evidence-based approaches to humanitarian assistance.

An interdisciplinary research team from the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) has been awarded a £2m grant to study the potential for ECD (early childhood development) programmes to promote sustainable development and peacebuilding. The CESI team, led by Professor Paul Connolly (education), will work with several strategic partners, including UNICEF, the Yale Child Study Center, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Global TIES for Children research center at New York University and the Early Childhood Peace Consortium.

The Formative Childhood and Peace Building program is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the Yale Child Study Center who with UNICEF, the AÇEV Foundation, the John E. Fetzer Institute and other global partners, have embarked upon a joint project to achieve the common objective of analyzing the linkages between early childhood development (ECD) and peace building through scientific research. The program’s aim is translate and disseminate this knowledge to support better policies on global platforms in order to help prevent violence and build new generations of reconciliation.


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