The ECD Workforce Hub is an initiative of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), housed and led by the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Human Development. This virtual Hub is intended to promote, facilitate and advance the wellbeing of children and families by strengthening the early childhood development workforce through capacity building and technical support to deliver high-quality programs and policies globally.

The Hub aims to provide: a) evidence-based professional development courses to caregivers, frontline workers, policymakers, and practitioners in delivering effective ECD care and services; b) technical advisory services to meso- and senior-level government officials, policymakers, and practitioners working in the ECD sector to make decisions on priority investments to advance holistic child development, and c) knowledge into action services by translating scientific research from the region and global levels into accessible resources for specific target audiences including, but not limited to, policymakers, frontline workers, programme practitioners, and parents/caregivers.

We are currently offering three courses:

  • Science of Early Child Development
  • ECD Policy Makers Workshop
  • Care for Child Development

For more information about current and upcoming courses, visit this link

On the Hub website, go to the courses tab, then chose the course you are interested in. If the course is open for application, click on the register icon. Fill in the necessary information, then submit your application Please note that you cannot make changes once you have submitted the application. After the closure of the call for applications, our team will evaluate and inform you of your application outcome. If successful, you will then receive further course details to enable you start learning.

We offer courses to groups or organizations on request.

To enroll in any of the courses as an organization, the group coordinator can get in touch with us through the contact information provided on the website. Please take the time to familiarize with the courses offered and let us know which one your group is interested in. 

Our team of experts is selected from various sectors, including health, education, protection, nutrition, water and sanitation, and more. They are thus well equipped to ensure a multi-sectoral approach to early childhood development. Contact us for a range of high-quality services including ECD course facilitation, technical advisory, and other capacity building activities

Please fill in the request form at the ECD Expert Network and a member of our team will be in touch with further information.

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