The Director of SEAMEO CECCEP attended the Unesco World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education

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  • November 18, 2022

The Director of SEAMEO CECCEP, Prof. Vina Adriany, PhD attended the Unesco World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education from 14-17 November 2022 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

The World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education (WCECCE) is a UNESCO intergovernmental meeting (Category II) that aims to reaffirm the right of every young child to quality care and education from birth and urge Member States’ renewed commitment to and investment in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), Target 4.2 which calls for ensuring that “all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education.”

She was a speaker in a parallel session on parenting. She emphasized the need to go beyond deficit models of parenting as well as an urgency to develop culturally sensitive parenting models. She highlighted several parenting programs of SEAMEO CECCEP, including mindful parenting and ethnoparenting. During her visit, she also held a meeting with the Director of SEAMES, Dr. Ethel Venezuela and an ambassador of the Indonesian embassy in Uzbekistan, Prof. Dr. Sunaryo Kartadinata.

The WCECCE resulted from a Tashkent Declaration. Indonesia was one of the members of the drafting committee team for the Tashkent Declaration, along with the other member states that included Uzbekistan, France, Ireland, Latvia, Yemen, Palestine, Fiji, Senegal, Nigeria, and Brazil. The declaration pushes for more public funding in ECCE to provide universal ECCE for all children, particularly children from marginalized and vulnerable backgrounds.

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