Webinar launch From most vulnerable to most valuable: A scoping study to put young children at the heart of climate actions and environmental protection

31st January 2023
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  • When : 14th December 2022

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  • Time : 12:00pm - 1:30pm

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  • Moderator : Evelyn Santiago

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  • Advocacy : Clean, safe and sustainable environment

  • Panelists : Dr. Sheldon Shaeffer, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Asia-Pacific Regional Network on Early Childhood (ARNEC); Mr. Myo-Zin Nyunt, Deputy Regional Director, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (UNICEF EAPRO); Ms. Rushda Majeed, Chief Programme Officer, Bernard Van Leer Foundation; Prof. Marc de Rosnay, Professor of Child Development and Academic Director at Early Start, University of Wollongong; Ms. Joy Millan-Maler, Early Childhood Development Specialist of UNICEF Pacific; Mr. Sri Hari Govind, Climate-Health Fellow at the Global Consortium of Climate and Health Education, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Dr. Manjuma Akhtar Mousumi, Assistant Professor and Head of Academics at BRAC Institute of Educational Development (BRAC IED); Dr. Maria Rita Lucas, Dean of the School of Education-Liberal Arts-Music- Social Work at CEU Manila; Ms. Caroline Dusabe, Pacific  Education Senior Advisor, Save the Children Australia.

About the event

This webinar will formally launch ‘From most vulnerable to most valuable: A scoping study to put young children at the heart of climate actions and environmental protection' 1
 
As we move rapidly into a world affected by climate change and environmental degradation (CC&ED), there is growing recognition that young children will be the most profoundly affected, but they are at the same time the least well represented in the policies and programs designed to respond to current impacts and plan for future consequences. This Scoping Study, written by the Early Start, University of Wollongong in Australia, is a response to this situation designed by ARNEC and its partners, UNCEF EAPRO and Save the Children International, to put early childhood development (ECD) at the heart of environmental and climate actions. 

The scoping study brings evidence from the Asia-Pacific region and insights from experts and partners around the world for exploring the deep interlinkages among climate change, environmental degradation and ECD to support our goal of enabling ECD systems and services for young children to become more climate resilient and more adequately funded and their value better understood and considered by policy makers and climate scientists. 

The webinar will outline the three components to the Scoping Study: 

  • Global Impacts Survey and Desk Review 
  • Sub-Regional Analysis and Case Studies 
  • Looking Forward: Recommendations and the Child-Centred Approach 
     

In this context, this webinar will bring together the research team of the scoping study, ARNEC partners and key stakeholders to demonstrate the urgency of this report in the context of climate change, share key messages and findings of the report, and provide insights on the way forward to address the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on young children.   

[1] Full scoping study will be available on 14 December. See abridged version here https://arnec.net/sites/default/files/2022-11/Scoping%20Study_Abridged%20version_Nov82022.pdf

For more information on speakers, please visit: https://mailchi.mp/arnec/savethedatelaunchofmostvulnerabletomostvaluablestudywithspeakers

Missed the webinar? You can now watch the recording on ARNEC's YouTube: https://youtu.be/sJJFUDPjtt4