Research in education and health continues to teach us that a child’s experiences – either good or bad – in their early years will continue to influence that child throughout his or her life. Translating that research into effective public policy, however, is no easy task.
To discuss these challenges, AKFC is pleased to welcome Kerry McCuaig, co-author of the Early Years Study 3, which sets out an approach to policymaking based on the incredible resilience and strength of young children. Drawing on her rich experience and research, Ms. McCuaig will make the case for targeted interventions that help children reach their full potential.
Joining the conversation over Skype will be Dr. Robert Armstrong, Foundation Dean, Medical College, Aga Khan University (AKU) East Africa. Dr. Armstrong will reflect on the context of AKU`s work and investments in Early Childhood Development.
This event is part of the AKFC Seminars, a sustained series of events and other learning materials that stimulate deep conversation on selected themes in development. The current seminar focuses on early human development, and past events have highlighted the importance of micronutrients in determining a child`s potential and community-based approaches that reduce child mortality.
We hope you will join us:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
8 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
(A light breakfast will be available as of 7:30 a.m.)
The Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat
199 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 1K6
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This event will also be webcast – Please click here to register for the webcast
Source: Aga Khan Foundation Canada