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International Conference on Early Childhood Development, 2019

Pakistan Alliance for Early Childhood, Rupani Foundation, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Pakistan, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad, SUN Secretariat, Nutrition Section, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform, The Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan in collaboration with other key partners are organising a two-day international conference on Early Childhood Development with the theme “The Promise of Early Childhood Development – Investing in the Early Years”. The conference will be held on 25th & 26th September 2019 at Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

This two-day International Conference will feature an opening session, plenaries, and a closing session, exhibition of workable ECD Models focusing on multi-sector approach to promote holistic ECD from conception to 8 years in the country.

The conference will bring together over 500 participants, including legislators and policymakers, responsible for health, nutrition, child protection, education and social welfare, ECD experts from national and international level, practitioners, researchers, donors, academicians and parent representatives to deliberate on draft policies and legislation to evolve an integrated, multi-sector approach, and how to operationalise it to promote holistic ECD in the country from conception to age 8.

The conference was formally launched on February 27, 2019 at Allama Iqbal Open University in the presence of representatives from SUN Secretariat, Nutrition Section, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform, Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University, Vice Chancellor Karakoram International University, Gilgit-Baltistan, Chairman Pakistan Alliance for Early Childhood and Rupani Foundation, UNICEF, DFID, Foundation Open Society Institute and from other development partners.

Important Dates

Call for Papers

Abstract Submission: June 21, 2019
Abstract Acceptance: July 12, 2019
Full Paper Submission: July 26, 2019
Final Acceptance: August 16, 2019
Camera Ready Version: August 30, 2019


Early Bird: June 10th, 2019
International Paper Presenter: USD $ 50
National Presenters: PKRs. 2,000
Student Presenters: PKRs. 1,500
Participants: PKRs. 1,000

Regular: July 30th, 2019
Presenter: USD $ 80
National Presenters: PKRs. 2,500
Student Presenters: PKRs. 2,000
Participants: PKRs. 1,500

Late: August 15th, 2019
International Presenter: USD $ 100
National Presenters: PKRs. 2,800
Student Presenters: PKRs. 2,300
Participants: PKRs. 1,800

Abstract Submission 

Selected papers will be published in the recognised Journal of Early Childhood Care & Education, Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

Known for its’ mesmerizing green landscape, Islamabad is the capital of Pakistan. It is one of the safest and high standard cities in Pakistan. Islamabad is home to many parks and national landmarks. 


  • Pakistan Government
  • Pakistan Alliance For Early Childhood
  • Scaling Up Nutrition
  • Karakorum International University
  • Rupani Foundation
  • Allama Iqbal Open University

Partners & Supporters

  • Rupani Foundation
  • Pakistan Alliance For Early Childhood
  • Rupani Foundation
  • Rupani Foundation
  • Rupani Foundation
  • Rupani Foundation