IHD SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
November 7-9, 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
CALL FOR PRESENTATION PROPOSALS
EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: FROM AWARENESS & EVIDENCE TO COMMITMENT & ACTION
The attention that the global community is paying to the significance of the earliest years of children’s development is very assuring in a world characterized by profound adversity and uncertainty.
Such attention portends hope that nations around the world, particularly in low- and middle-income societies, would make long-term investments in policies, services and interventions that strengthen the foundations for human development and place young children on promising trajectories toward optimal life outcomes.....READ MORE
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Early Developmental Interventions Broadly Conceptualized:
- Developmental/Psychosocial Stimualtion
- Early Learning & Education
With presentations challenging us to think and work across disciplines, fields and sectors.
Some facts about the Inaugural Conference:
220 Participants from 22 countries and 27 universities; 31 invited speakers; 18 plenary; 17 concurrent sessions; 17 poster and media presentations.
Biomedical & Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education and Learning Sciences, Information and Communication Technologies.
Inaugural Conference & Launch
Titled "Investing in Early Childhood Development for a Better World", the interdisciplinary conference attracted researchers, practitioners, policy makers, programme designers, students, governmental & non-governmental agencies, and civil society leaders.
It took place on February 12-14, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya with over 200 participants from 22 countries and included the official launch of AKU's Institute for Human Development on the evening of the first day.
IHD's director, Dr Kofi Marfo said, "Our children carry in their hands our future and our hope for a pluralistic, peaceful, harmonious, life-enriching world; we better invest to build a strong foundation to support them, or there is no future to talk about."
Download the complete programme and abstracts:
IHD Conference - Programme and Abstracts (FINAL).pdf
This conference was made possible in part by a major grant from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development supporting institutional capacity-building for research on early human development.