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 pay​ing to the significance of the earliest years of children’s development is very assuring in a world characterized by profound adversity and uncertainty.

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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:

  • ​He​​alth

  • Nutrition
  • Protection
  • Developmental/Psychosocial Stimualtion
  • ​Early Learning & Education

Programme Features

  • Research
  • Advocacy
  • Policy
  • Practice

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.

Fields Represented:

Biomedical & Health Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education and Learning Sciences, Information and Communication Technologies.



Inaug​ural 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 l​eaders. 

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.​

Plenary session

Panel discussion


Dr Kofi Marfo & His Excellency David Angell, High Commissioner for Canada to Kenya at the closing session