21 October 2015 - 24 October 2015
Beijing, China

The transformative power of early childhood development

As leading expert in the area of human capital, World Population Program Director Wolfgang Lutz was invited to give a keynote at the 4th International Childhood Development and Poverty Reduction Conference.

© Nan Li | Dreamstime.com - Children in Guizhou, Dong, China

© Nan Li | Dreamstime.com - Children in Guizhou, Dong, China

Hosted by the China Development Research Foundation (CDRF) and the Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC), China’s Fourth International Early Childhood Development (ECD) and Poverty Reduction Summit and 2015 Asia-Pacific Regional ECD Conference is themed: ‘The Transformative Power of ECD for Equitable Development’ and will take place from October 21st -24th in Beijing, China.

Wolfgang Lutz was invited to speak in Plenary Session 5 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): Early Childhood Development 2030, 22 October 2015, 10:10AM-12PM. During this session senior policymakers of development agencies will address how agencies align their strategy with the proposed SDG target 4.2 for sustainable development in post 2015 era. Specifically, in the context of the Post 2015 SDGs, the session will look at how each agency will work to ensure ECD is well positioned in their respective agency portfolio specifically in terms of policy, investment and programming. 

Among the high level participants are UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon, high-ranking politicians from all around the world, and Jeffery Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University.

For more information please visit the conference website.

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