Urgent action is needed. Millions of children are being denied of the opportunity to develop to their full potential and lead happy and productive lives. Momentum is growing to establish and sustain national, regional, and global networks to develop a common voice to advocate for Early Childhood Development (ECD) programs. Indeed, if we are to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, there is a clear need to establish multi-sectorial partnerships to bring together ECD stakeholders. We need to work together.
Featured in this section are global and regional networks that seek to share knowledge with policy-makers, government officials, international and non-governmental organizations, scholars, practitioners, communities and families to develop innovative approaches to ensure access to quality ECD services for all.
Explore these networks by scrolling through each of the sections below.
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Working colleagues from across the globe seek to support and participate in this global research network to expand their focus to include the importance of early childhood development in peacebuilding and social cohesion.
ECDAN, created in 2016 by the World Bank in consultation with UNICEF and 86 organizations across the globe, aims to create a global enabling environment for partners to scale Nurturing Care in all countries.
AKDN brings together a number of development agencies, institutions, and programmes that work in Asia and Africa. A central feature of the AKDN's approach to development is to design and implement strategies in particular settings to help those in need achieve a level of self-reliance and improve the quality of life.
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.