ARNEC's ANNUAL THEME FOR 2014

 'ECD ON THE GLOBAL AGENDA: BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND HARMONY'

 

To keep the momentum going and to put ECD at the heart of post-2015 Global Development Agenda, ARNEC will keep on advocating in 2014 to ensure ECD is placed on the post-2015 global agenda.  

 

Our annual theme 2014 is therefore, 


´ECD on the global agenda: Building Partnerships for sustainability and harmony.´

 

We will continue to build strong partnerships across sectors and different disciplines, organisations, agencies and institutions in the Asia-Pacific Region according to our mission.  We value our existing partnerships and we will also more rigorously explore new and further partnerships in the strategic areas all of which will contribute to the stronger and more dynamic ECD community in the region and to become a good partner within the global ECD community


Investing in our youngest children because we strongly believe that, in the long run, it is a most effective approach to a sustainable and harmonious society for all.  We will further look into these emerging themes within research and other advocacy work ARNEC and partners are involved in.


ARNEC will keep on working for our Goals towards 2015:

  • The Asia-Pacific region will have established a stronger and more dynamic ECD community that contributes to holistic national ECD policies
  • A holistic and inclusive ECD agenda is articulated, disseminated and adopted in the Asia-Pacific region
  • The ECD knowledge-base specific to the Asia-Pacific region is enhanced
  • The Asia-Pacific ECD experiences increasingly influence the global ECD agenda.

  

 

 

spotlights   

 

 

 




ARNEC Connections 2014 no.8 Call for Article Proposals -

Deadline: 3 August 2014 Submit the form to secretariat@arnec.net

 

To strengthen our advocacy work and capacity building in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond, the editorial board of ARNEC is seeking for a diverse range of papers to be published in the annual ‘ARNEC Connections’. This includes short commentary articles, case study, programme reports, research papers, and blogs from the Asia-Pacific region demonstrating how effective partnerships among stakeholders in the ECD community are being built. Articles should relate to one or more of the following themes:

  • Building partnerships for ECD
  • Contributing to sustainable development through ECD 
  • Building social cohesion through ECD
  • Promoting diversity and inclusion through ECD             

Call to ARNEC members- sign

the global petition for ECD!


The Global Petition on ECD was presented to Amina Mohammed on behalf of the

UN Secretary General. On Monday June

16 the Permanent Missions of Colombia, Ecuador and Italy hosted an event at the

UN entitled "Early Childhood Development:

The Foundation for Sustainable Human Development for 2015 and Beyond".

The event was sponsored by the Consultative Group for Early Childhood Care

and Development, Open Society

Foundations, SOS Children's

Villages and CINDE.

 

You can watch the full event here:

http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/index.php/watch/the-foundation-for-sustainable-human-development-for-2015-and-beyond/3627221794001

 

 And the follow-up Press Conference here:

http://webtv.un.org/media/index.php/watch/early-childhood-development-the-foundation-for-sustainable-human-development-for-2015-and-beyond-press-conference/3625618878001

ARNEC - Content Manager (Consultant) for ECD Learning Webportal

 

We are currently revamping the ARNEC Website as part of our existing initiative to               broaden our online presence and enhance learning on holistic and inclusive ECD. For the new web-based learning portal  we are searching for a Content Manager (Consultant) for part-time six (6) months or full-time 3 months (3) to source, develop and manage content for the webportal. You will be working closely with the ARNEC Secretariat and ARNEC Country Coordinators in the region. Email secretariat@arnec.net if interested. 

 

For full TOR please see HERE – Deadline EXTENDED to 24 July 2014 


 

 

 

ARNEC Connections 2013 no.7

by ARNEC June 2014

 

Theme Early Childhood Development on the Global Agenda: Giving all chldren equal opportunities for lifelong learning, health and success. 

This is ARNEC's annua publication for ECD professionals by ECD professionals. All articles are contributed by individuals who are ARNEC members and/or are working withing the filed of early chilhdood. 

 

 

ARNEC Conference 2013  Final Report (new)

by ARNEC April 2014


The ARNEC Conference 2013 focused on giving all children equal
opportunities to lifelong learning, health and success. Particular
emphasis was given to promoting ECD on the global agenda and
speaking with “One Voice!” as the post-2015 Millennial Development
Goals are re-visioned and revised. Fourteen Concurrent Sessions
were held that supported learning in four areas:
1. Expanding access to holistic ECD services
2. Enabling policy environment for holistic ECD
3. Strengthening capacities of parents, families and communities
4. Support holistic development and learning of young children—
good quality EC interventions and equity

The White Paper - Promoting Holistic Development of Young Children- An Imperative for the Advancement of Nations in Asia Pacific  

also available in Russian, Chinese, Korean and in Khmer.

by ARNEC, April 2013   

Holistic early childhood development builds the health and wealth of nations and advances social justice by: 1) Improving child health and nutrition; 2) Educating the future generation and promoting nation-building; 3) Bringing about high economic returns for nations and 4) Alleviating inequity and promoting national harmony.