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by Sukhdeep Gill, Ph.D., Mark Greenberg, Ph.D., Jazmin Nixon

presented at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference Beijing, China


presented at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference Beijing, China

by Sonja Giese

presented at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference Beijing, China


South Africa is brimming with bold, creative innovators and entrepreneurs. As a country, we can lay claim to many innovations across a wide range of sectors. The Innovation Edge is a multi-donor partnership established in July 2014 to bring this spirit of innovation to the early learning space in South Africa.

Young children are vulnerable by virtue of their age. In SA they are additionally so because of their disproportionate exposure to conditions of severe poverty and the multiple associated deprivations. Inequality in access to learning opportunities in South Africa exists across ages and income levels, marginalizing the youngest and poorest children. While 80% of 3-4 year olds in Quintile 5 (the richest households) have access to ECD centres, only 40% of their peers in Quintiles 1 and 2 enjoy this same right. Service quality also varies dramatically across quintiles, and most ECD centres in poor communities do not meet Government stipulated minimum norms and standards.

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24 - 26 October 2019

The Institute for Human Development and the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health at Aga Khan University are pleased to announce that proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the 3rd International Conference on Early Human Development to be held in Karachi, Pakistan, October 24 - 26, 2019.

Submit your proposals online here 

Theme: Nurturing Care: From Global “Pact” to National Action; From Thriving Childhoods to Sustainable Livelihoods


• Early Maternal/Child Nutrition & Human Capital Development

• The Nurturing Care Framework 

• Early Child Development & the Sustainable Development Goals

• Global Health

• Work Force Development 

• Linking Science, Policy & Practice

Submission deadline: Friday, June 21, 2019 

Notifications will start on Monday, August 5, 2019

10 April 2019

LIDC Facebook Live session: Global Issues in Early Childhood Teacher Effectiveness by London International Development Centre will hold a live panel discussion via Facebook Live, Facebook’s live video streaming service, to explore global issues in early childhood teacher effectiveness.

Our discussion will broadly cover the following topics: 

  • Raising the quality of teacher education at a global level.
  • Supporting teacher’s professional development.
  • Educational improvement.
  • Linguistic diversity and issues of multilingualism.
  • Visual cultures of childhood. 

To join the discussion, please take the following steps:

1. Like LIDC's Facebook page.
2. Visit our LIDC's Facebook page at 10:45am BST on 10 April. 
3. You will then be able to watch the live video.

08 - 11 April 2019

2019 World Forum on Early Care and Education - Macao 

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