WEBINAR: Community-driven interventions for Early Childhood Development – Experiences and results from Eastern and Southern Africa

October 11, 2023 | 10:07 am

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The Aga Khan University Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Firelight held an interactive webinar on community-driven interventions for early childhood development in eastern and southern Africa.

Practitioners and researchers in the field of early childhood development are increasingly emphasizing the importance of interventions being responsive to the needs and strengths of the communities they are serving. Interventions are also more relevant, impactful, and sustainable when they are designed, owned, and driven by communities themselves, rather than brought in from the outside. This is being increasingly realized by practitioners, funders, and academics, and there is growing demand for space to engage, learn, and build a knowledge base around the process and impact of community-driven interventions for early childhood development.

IHD and Firelight sought to respond to this demand through this webinar and in other ways in the years ahead.

During the webinar, the panelists, drawing from their experience and expertise in community-based practice, research, and sectoral trends; shared their observations and reflections around designing, implementing, and evaluating community-driven interventions for ECD, and the transformative results they are seeing for communities and for children in particular.