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NEWS: The role of partnerships in promoting early childhood development 

Wed, Dec 14, 2022 | 1:04 pm

By​ Dr Anil Khamis, Resea​rch Faculty, Aga Khan University 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the Aga Khan Foundation – supported Madrassah Early Childhood Programme (MECP). On the other hand, the Aga Khan Development Network’s (AKDN) engagement in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) arena in East Africa spans back at least a century, with well-baby […]


NEWS: IHD study reveals risk factors for child development

Thu, Nov 17, 2022 | 2:50 pm

By Maureen Ooko, Communications Officer, Aga Khan University Institute for Human Development. A recent study by the Aga Khan University Institute for Human Development (IHD), has revealed low promotion of play among surveyed households in the informal settlements of Dagoretti sub-County in Nairobi, Kenya. These statistics are worrying considering the vital role of play in promoting healthy […]


Webinar: Scaling up high quality ECD programmes in the FCDC counties: Challenges and Opportunities

Wed, Oct 5, 2022 | 10:49 am

We held a webinar in partnership with the Frontier Counties Development Council (FCDC) and the United Nations SDG Partnership Platform (UN SDGPP) that brought together Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners, stakeholders and the FCDC leadership. Through the webinar, we sought to engage in a discussion on the opportunities and challenges of ECD in the 10 […]


NEWS: Child care and development

Tue, Jun 7, 2022 | 10:09 am

By Maria Kisanko, Marketing & Communications Coordinator, Aga Khan University Tanzania. There’s a famous African saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. This means it is essential for communities, parents and caregivers to care for and interact positively with children for them to grow in a healthy and safe environment. To support this, […]


NEWS: Aga Khan University launches programme to promote early childhood development in Tanzania

Tue, May 3, 2022 | 4:10 pm

By Maureen Ooko, Communications Officer, Aga Khan University Institute for Human Development. The Aga Khan University’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Institute for Educational Development East Africa (IED, EA) have launched a programme that seeks to fill the prevailing gaps that hinder healthy child development. Research shows that millions of children from Low and […]


NEWS: Aga Khan University advocates for empowerment of community health volunteers to promote early childhood development

Wed, Apr 13, 2022 | 10:52 am

By Maureen Ooko, Communications Officer, Aga Khan University Institute for Human Development. Aga Khan University’s Institute for Human Development, IHD is promoting advocacy efforts geared towards supporting Community Health Volunteers, CHVs. Through a conference that brought together local and regional organisations that support Early Childhood Development interventions, the Institute held discussions around policy recommendations for […]