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ICQNECD

Start Time: April 06, 2015 10:00 | End Time: April 11, 2015 10:00
Location: Voilà Hotel, Bagatelle. 
The Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research in collaboration with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) is organizing a Planning Meeting of the Inter Country Quality Node on Early Childhood Development (ICQN-ECD) to be held on 08-10 April 2015 at Voilà Hotel, Bagatelle. 
The Opening Ceremony of the Planning Meeting will be graced by Honourable (Mrs.) Leela Devi DOOKUN-LUCHOOMUN, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research on Wednesday 08 April 2015 at 09 00 hours at the Main Meeting Room, Voilà Hotel, Bagatelle.
 
 Background
 
The ICQN-ECD was officially launched on 09 February 2015 during the sub-Saharan Africa Regional Ministerial Conference on Education Post-2015 in Kigali, Rwanda by the Honourable (Mrs.) Leela Devi DOOKUN-LUCHOOMUN, Minister of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research.  Click here to access the speech of the Minister at the Conference.
 
This new ICQN ECD is in conformity with ADEA's strategic policy of setting up ICQNs to facilitate networking of countries around shared challenges and themes. ICQNs thus serve as catalysts in the process of learning and capitalizing on diversely-sourced information on successful and innovative educational policies, strategies and experiences in Africa.
 
So far, much of the coordination in the field of ECD has been undertaken by the ADEA Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) under the leadership of UNESCO, which, since 2007, has been very active in supporting and promoting integrated approaches to the development of the young child.
 
This Planning Meeting is being organized within the context of the newly-set up ICQN-ECD.  Click here to access the Concept Note on the Planning Meeting.
 
The objectives of the meeting are:
 
1.     To articulate the vision and mandate of the ICQN and facilitate a smooth migration of the ECD Working Group to the new ICQN-ECD platform;
2.     To define the role and articulation between the decision-making, coordinating and executing organs of the ICQN-ECD;
3.     To prepare the guidelines for the drafting of a Strategic Plan and Action Plan for the ICQN for the period 2015-2017; and
4.     To facilitate the technical handing over from UNESCO to Mauritius.
 
Click here to access the following documents:
·        ECD Policy brief
·        The African Union Education Outlook Report: Early Childhood Development:A Continental Perspective
 

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