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Queen’s and An-Najah National University have today (Thursday 14 March) signed an agreement to collaborate on research to support the development of early childhood development (ECD) programmes for children in Palestine.
Members of the LINKS team are currently in Nablus meeting with colleagues from the Palestinian Child Institute at An-Najah National University to agree a programme of research to address the needs of Palestinian children impacted by the conflict.
The LINKS team participated in two days of meetings in Tel Aviv to discuss how they might work together to support the development of early childhood development (ECD) programmes that seek to contribute to peacebuilding in Israel.
Members of the LINKS team travelled to Alexandria, Egypt to carry out a workshop with UNICEF aimed at developing a new set of Early Learning and Development Standards for Egypt.
LINKS researchers in partnership with Fundación CINDE (International Centre for Education and Human Development) and Universidad Nacional de Colombia, are progressing a joint programme of work on early childhood development (ECD) for peacebuilding.
The LINKS research team at Queen’s University Belfast co-hosted the third bi-annual Research Network Meeting with Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in November 2018.
Jill Magennis, a PhD student recently visited Israel as part of her doctoral studies exploring the experiences of early childhood teachers working on peacebuilding in Israel and Northern Ireland.
Ciara, a former LINKS PhD student and current Research Fellow, gave a presentation on her doctoral research at the Global Evidence and Implementation Summit (GEIS) in October 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.
In association with UNICEF and local researchers, LINKS is supporting the development of a new early childhood programme aimed at improving outcomes for young children and carers as well as contributing to social cohesion and peacebuilding.
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 in May 2017 are now viewable online.
The Centre for Evidence and Social Innovation (CESI) hosted a major symposium and conference that has brought together over 50 international experts to consider the role that early childhood development (ECD) services can play in building peace.