Dar es Salaam. The Second International Conference on Early Childhood Development – an initiative of the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) – will be held in Dar es Salaam from November 7 to 9.
This is the first time that the conference is held in Tanzania’s commercial capital and largest port--Dar es Salaam.
The conference presents a rare opportunity for active engagement amongst leading researchers, programme implementers, educationalists and policy makers involved in early childhood development in the low- and middle -income regions of the world.
The conference’s theme is: ‘Early Childhood Development in Uncertain Times: From Awareness and Evidence to Commitment and Action.’
Conference participants are bound to benefit from IHD research and programs, as well as the global work of the university to enhance the quality of life for all children.
“This will inspire professionals to join together to contribute more to meeting the needs of children in the early stages of their learning,” reads part of the Statement, which was released to the media by The Aga Khan University.
The event will also help to build the engagement of parents and educationalists – which is considered a key factor in giving very young children thirst for learning.
One highlight of the conference will be ‘Pluralism:’ the conversational round table commemorating His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee.