Video Presentations of Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding Conference Now Online


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All the presentations from the Early Childhood Development for Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding Conference hosted by the Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation at Queen's University Belfast on 31 May 2017) are now viewable online.

Video presentations from the Early Childhood Development For Social Cohesion and Peacebuilding Conference, held on 31 May 2017, are now online.

The programme for this conference may be viewed here. To view the presentations, please click on the relevant links below. Alternatively, the videos can be viewed as a Youtube Playlist.


Professor Paul Connolly (Director of Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding)
Welcome and Introduction

Professor Patrick Johnston (President and Vice-Chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast)
Welcome to Queen's

Maria Santos Pais (Assistant Secretary General, United Nations and Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Violence Against Children)
Message of Support

Dr Rima Salah (Chair of Early Childhood Peace Consortium)
Early Childhood Development and Peace Building – The International Political and Policy Context

Professor James Leckman (Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology, Yale Child Study Center.
Pathways to Peace: The Transformative Power of Children and Families

Siobhan Fitzpatrick (CEO of Early Years)
From Conflict to Peace Building – The Power of an Early Childhood Initiative in Northern Ireland

Dr Rana Dajani (Assistant Professor of Molecular Cell Biology, Hashemite University, Jordan and Founder/Director of “We Love Reading”)
We Love Reading

Ljiljana Vasic (Director of Pomoc deci, Serbia)
ECD for Peace-Building in Serbia: Opportunities and Challenges

Professor Paul Connolly (Director of Global Health Research Group on Early Childhood Development for Peacebuilding)
The Work of the Global Health Research Group on ECD for Peacebuilding



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