Sabbir (6) years old, is happily showing his drawing, at the BRAC Pre-Primary School at Korail, Dhaka.

Date: 15th September 2021, 9–10 am Eastern

Hosts: UNICEF, IRC, GPE, and Sesame Workshop

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This webinar is available in English, Spanish, French, and Arabic

Why prioritize Early Childhood Education in conflict and crisis settings?

Nearly 25% of pre-primary-aged children globally live in conflict-affected countries, and only one in three children in these contexts are enrolled in pre-primary education (UNICEF 2019). These children face compounded risks to their healthy development stemming from multiple adverse experiences which may include exposure to violence, forced displacement, migration and resettlement in new settings, and poverty.

Prolonged, severe adversity puts crisis-affected children at greater…

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Robert Jenkins, Global Director of Education, UNICEF

Robert Jenkins, Global Director of Education for UNICEF, joined the organization in 1995. He brings over 20 years of experience in international development and humanitarian programming in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Jenkins served as the UNICEF Representative, Jordan, from 2014–2019, and Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Strategy in UNICEF Headquarters from 2009–2014. From 1995–2009, Robert Jenkins served with UNICEF in programme and management positions in Uganda (1995–1997), Bangladesh (1997–2000), Myanmar (2000–2003), India (2003–2006), and Mozambique (2006–2009).

Mr. Jenkins earned a Doctor of…

Date: 27th July 2021, 1-2 pm BST (8–9 am Eastern)

Hosted by: UNICEF, UNESCO, The World Bank Group

Partners: Sightsavers, Theirworld, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti

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Why prioritize Early Childhood Education in schools reopening?

According to new research findings from the UNICEF Office of Research — Innocenti, COVID-related pre-primary school closures in 2020 are estimated to cost $1.6 trillion USD in lost future earnings — the equivalent of 12 years of total international aid for development.

As a result, young children’s learning opportunities have been severely limited during the…

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