National Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), 27-28 March, 2017

The first ever National Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in Pakistan was organized by The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, in collaboration with Early Childhood Development Network of Pakistan (ECDNP), and key partners including Rupani Foundation, Allama Iqbal Open University, UNICEF, UNESCO, JICA, PLAN International, Foundation Open Society Institute, PARWAAN and POWER 99 Foundation. It was a two-day event which took place on 27th March 2017 and ended on 28th March, 2017.

The theme of the conference was: ‘Envisioning Holistic Early Childhood Care and Education for Pakistan: Creating an Equitable, Pluralistic and Sustainable Society’. The main objective was to bring all ECCE stakeholders to one forum and instill the sense of networking and collaborations by reviewing the current status of ECCE in Pakistan and to collaboratively share the lessons learnt and best practices during the course to expand and improve it in the future, and also to disseminate it with wider audience.