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Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG)

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG), in partnership with the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences, will conduct an interactive public workshop featuring presentations and discussions that highlight the science and economics of understanding and supporting family and community investments in children and their caregivers using coordinated approaches across the areas of health, education, nutrition, and social protection.  July 27, 2015 - July 29, 2015 (1:00 AM Eastern)

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG)—a collaboration between the IOM Board on Global Health and the IOM/NRC Board on Children, Youth, and Families—was established to engage in dialogue and discussion to connect the best science on how to support children's growth and development, including two-generation approaches, with practices and policies on the ground around the world. Forum activities will highlight the science and economics of integrated investments in young children living in low resourced regions of the world across the areas of health, nutrition, education, and social protection. Moreover, since women and girls are generally the main caregivers of young children globally and are key to children's access to health, education, nutrition and social protection, Forum activities and topics will address issues related to empowerment of women, such as reproductive health, economic opportunity, and access to quality child care and education programs. 

 

The goal of Part 1 of the workshop, “Supporting Family and Community Investments for Young Children Globally,” is to understand decision-making on investing in young children globally by families and communities.

Part 2 of the workshop, will work on “What are the Impacts of Acute Disruptions such as Ebola on Children and their Caregivers?” 

Workshop will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the Hilton Addis Ababa. Part 1 of the workshop, “Supporting Family and Community Investments for Young Children Globally,” will begin at 8:00am EAT on Monday, July 27th and will end at 1:00pm EAT on Tuesday, July 28th. Part 2 of the workshop, “What are the Impacts of Acute Disruptions such as Ebola on Children and their Caregivers?” will begin at 1:30pm EAT on Tuesday, July 28th and will end at 1:00pm EAT on Wednesday, July 29th. 

For more information visit forum site 

Tags: families, young children
Published July 28, 2015 8:01 PM - Last modified Aug. 5, 2015 5:15 PM