Inclusive Early Childhood Development - an Underestimated Component of Poverty Reduction
International Conference "Inclusive Early Childhood Development - an Underestimated Component of Poverty Reduction" (Bonn, 3.-4.February 2011)
Early child development plays a key role within the development potential of societies. It is a vital component which contributes towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty as well as to achieve the development goals in the area of health and education.
Aim of the conference was to show which significance early child development has for human development and what central role it plays for poverty reduction. Questions like “What impact does poverty have on human development and which strategies could avoid the negative consequences of it? Or how can children with disabilities who live in poverty be identified and supported as early as possible and, if available, be included in general early childhood programs?” were discussed throughout the conference. Furthermore the conferencel focused on how early child development could be more strengthened within the field of development cooperation.
The conference was organized and hosted by Disability and Development Cooperation (bezev), Caritas Germany international, Kindernothilfe and Kindermissionswerk “Die Sternsinger".
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Presentations of speakers
"The risks of poverty for child development" (Nora Sabani)
"Strategies and implementation of a Holistic Approach to ECD" (Nadica Janeva)
"The economic and social benefits of investing in early childhood development" (Emiliana Vega)
"Early child development in developing countries -
the role of nutrition and stimlation" (Sally Grantham McGregor)
"Early childhood development - Health, nutrition & stimulation" (Dr Pablos Stansbery)
"Kindergesundheit - Müttergesundheit" (Dr. Lisa Sous, only available in German)
"Consequences of poverty on early child health and development" (Dr. Bhoomikumar Jegannathan)
"Identification of child disabilities in low and middle income countries" (Carissa Gottlieb)
"Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) - an effective approach for poverty reduction & promotion of human development" (Chapal Khasnabis)
"Cheshire Homes Durban - improving the lives of children" (Sandy Padayachee)
"Early detection and early intervention"- challenges and solutions
in the framework of CBR programmes" (Roelie Wolting)
"Creating New Avenues For Early Inclusion" (Usha Ramakrishnan)
"Development of a national model for inclusive early education in Chile" (Patricia Araneda Castex)
"Kinder mit besonderem Förderbedarf unter 3 Jahren" (Marlies Mulder, only available in German)