International Conference on Early Childhood Development to be held in Dar

Wednesday November 1 2017

By Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTz

Dar es Salaam. The Second International Conference on Early Childhood Development- an initiative by the Aga Khan University’s Institute for Human Development (IHD) will be held in Dar es Salaam from November 7th to9th.

This is the first time that the conference is held in the city. The conference will present a rare opportunity for active engagement among 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 programme is centred round the theme “Early Childhood Development in Uncertain Times: From Awareness and Evidence to Commitment and Action”. 

The participants of the conference will benefit from research and programmes of IHD and 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,” read 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 a key factor in giving very young children a thirst for learning.


A highlight of the conference will be the pluralism conversational round table commemorating His Highness the Aga Khan’s Diamond Jubilee will feature panellists discussing the challenges and prospects for the advancement of pluralism in all walks of life. 

In another round table, representatives of donor agencies and foundations will discuss the best means of moving forward global initiatives for early childhood development.