The 2017 Asia-Pacific Regional Early Childhood Development (ECD) Conference in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia was held in Siem Reap, Cambodia 1-3 March 2017 at the Angkor Era Hotel

The Conference was opened by the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN and was attended by over 530 national and international ECD professionals from the Asia-Pacific Region and beyond, including 12 Ministers and high-level policy makers who shared and learned about approaches to improving child well being at the early stages of life.

The Conference was themed  “The transformative power of Early Childhood Development (ECD): The importance of holistic interventions” with three sub-themes covering (i) policies and programmes; (ii) equitable access and participation; and (iii) quality monitoring.

  • For copies of all Conference presentations including Keynote Address and Opening /Closing remarks please see HERE  
  • For copy of the Final Conference programme booklet see HERE
  • For full press release please see HERE