Research Seminar: Early Childhood Development and Peacebuilding
Presented by Dr. Lynn Ang and Prof. Sandy Oliver from the UCL Institute of Education with guest speaker Dr. Friedrich W. Affolter of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joining from the United Nations Plaza in New York
Tuesday 11th October 2016, 17:00 – 19:00
This seminar will present the findings of a study commissioned by UNICEF and carried out by a research team at UCL Institute of Education. The project - ’A Systematic Policy Review of Early Years and Peacekeeping in Fourteen Conflict-affected and Post-conflict Countries’ was led by Dr Lynn Ang and Prof Sandy Oliver.
Conflict and fragile conditions that arise as a result of adversities such as civil wars, deprivation and emergency situations invariably compromise the lives of children. This research is concerned with a major issue, that of early childhood development and peacebuilding at a policy level in conflict- affected countries.
This systematic review of national level policies shows compelling reasons for increased prioritisation of the early years in the promotion of social cohesion and addressing inequalities.
The seminar will provide an introduction to the research, conceptual framework, findings and implications of the study.
Dr. Lynn Ang is Reader in Early Childhood and Prof. Sandy Oliver is Professor of Public Policy at UCL Institute of Education. Dr. Friedrich W. Affolter is Education Specialist at the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in New York.
Free of charge, open to all. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your attendance using this Eventbrite page. The room will be confirmed via email the week prior.
For enquiries contact Anna Wilson, Research Associate email@example.com.