Meeting

Reaching and Investing in Children at the Margins


When: November 3, 2015 - November 4, 2015 (8:30 AM Eastern)

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

The Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Open Society Foundations and the International Step by Step Association (ISSA), will conduct an interactive public workshop featuring presentations and discussions that highlight the science and economics of investing in children at the margins of society by investing in their health, education, nutrition, and social protection.

This workshop, the sixth in the iYCG Forum series, brings to the foreground a scientific perspective on children at the margins. These include children with developmental delays and disabilities, refugees, immigrants, migrants, street children, those living in institutions, ethnically and linguistically diverse children, and children from under-resourced communities, many of which, face discrimination.

Speakers will review of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child as it applies to young children, as well as explore how discrimination and social exclusion impact early development.  Subsequent sessions will focus on new information about children living at the margins, as well as the impact of discrimination on young children from under-resourced groups, highlighting the example of Roma children in Europe.

The workshop will take place at the Hotel Diplomat in Prague, Czech Republic.

Workshop proceedings will occur on Tuesday, November 3rd from 8:30am CEST to 6:15pm CEST, and Wednesday November 4th from 8:30am CEST to 6:00pm CEST.

We look forward to this stimulating workshop and encourage you to REGISTER.

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