Using Existing Platforms to Integrate and Coordinate Investments for Children

When: March 14, 2015 - March 15, 2015 (5:30 AM Eastern)

Topics Children and Families, Education, Global Health
Activity: Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG)
Boards: Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Board on Global Health

PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday, March 14, the workshop will take place from 5:30pm to 7:00pm Hong Kong Time. On Sunday, March 15, the workshop will take place from 8:00am to 6:00pm Hong Kong Time.


The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion and Wu Yee Sun College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will conduct an interactive public workshop featuring presentations and discussions that highlight the science and economics of coordinating investments in children and their caregivers using existing platforms across areas of health, education, nutrition, and social protection. Platforms will be broadly conceived to include settings, such as schools and community-based centers, as well as other types of platforms such as community outreach, child rights initiatives, and funding streams.  Public and private sector efforts will be included as well as data on costing and financing service integration within existing platforms. The results of the workshop will inform research, policy, and practice regionally as well as globally.

Speakers will explore questions about what it takes to set up, implement, and scale integrated or coordinated services within existing platforms. Examples will be drawn from low, middle, and high income countries and focus on vulnerable populations, such as children who are indigenous, migrating, or with disabilities.  Special attention will be paid to diverse cultural contexts within which children and families access and receive services. In addition, systems and governance issues that facilitate or create barriers to coordinating investments and service delivery will be explored.

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