**This program is hosted by our partner, Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), who has extended an invitation to PNY members.
One in five children is chronically malnourished. More than 500 million children live in areas prone to flooding. More than 400 million children live in countries that experience violent conflicts. Tens of millions of children have been forced to leave their homes due to poverty or conflicts. More than half of civilians killed by landmines and explosive remnants of war are children. COVID-19 disrupted schooling for 94% of the world’s children.
These statistics from UNICEF paint a startling picture of the impact of environmental disasters and complex humanitarian emergencies (CHEs) on children. Early childhood development indicators in complex crises signal a gap in overall humanitarian response mechanisms, funding and architecture that global philanthropy is filling and trying to change. The Center for Disaster Philanthropy is hosting a webinar to highlight how funders can support child development across the globe, with a particular focus on children in CHEs. It will explore promising practices for supporting children in crisis, examine the gaps in service delivery and discuss funding opportunities.
What will you learn?
- How to have an increased understanding of the issues affecting children in crisis
- Identifying ways to support early childhood development amid violence, conflict, displacement and poverty
- Learn more about current needs and issues from case studies, including Afghanistan
- Hannah Green, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Technical Advisor, Save the Children (based in Afghanistan)
- Dr. Ghassan Issa, General Coordinator, Arab Network for Early Childhood and Arab Resource Collective
- Lydia Mubiru, Early Childhood Development Specialist
Who should attend?
While aimed at funders, it may also be of interest to emergency managers, academics, disaster responders and NGO staff interested in or working on disasters and other crises.
How do I sign up?
Registration is required by June 8th.
Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. Webinar information will be emailed to you before the webinar.
Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.
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