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DAY-1: WEDNESDAY- SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

OPENING SESSION: Venue: W.M. Zaki Auditorium, Academic Complex

8:00 am Registration of participants and to be seated
9:15 am Guests to be seated
9:30 am Arrival of the Chief Guest
9:35 am National Anthem
9:40 am Recitation and Translation from the Holy Quran
9:50am Welcome Address by Prof. Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum, Vice Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU)
10:00am Objectives & Background of the International Conference by Mr. Nasruddin Rupani, Chairman Rupani Foundation
10:30am Key Note Speech by Dr Aisha Yousuf Zai ,  Associate Professor of Global Health & Population at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health

Topic: The Promise of Early Childhood Development: Investing in the Early Years

10:40am ECD Status & Developments in Pakistan by Dr. Muhammad Azeem, Member Food Security & Climate Change (FS&CC)/Chair ECD Technical Working Group (TWG), Planning Commission
10:50am  Early Childhood Development in Pakistan – UNICEF’s Perspective by Country Reprenstative
11:00am WHO’s Role in ECD – Dr Palitha Gunarathna Mahipala, WHO Representative & Head of Mission in Pakistan
11:15am   Address by the Chief Guest Mr. Shafqat Mehmood,  Federal Minister, Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training
  11:25am Vote of Thanks by Ms. Nargis Sultana, Sr Programme Officer Edu. Foundation Open Society Institute
  11:30am Presentation of Conference Shield by the organizers to the Chief Guest and Key Note Speaker
  11:40am Group Photo, Expo Visit & Tea

DAY-1: WEDNESDAY- September 25, 2019

PLENARY-I: A Life-Course Perspective to ECD: The Nurturing Care Framework(good health, adequate nutrition, responsive caregiving, security & safety, opportunities for early learning)
Venue: W.M. Zaki Auditorium, Academic Complex

Session Chair: Dr Zafar Mirza, Special Advisor to PM for National Health Service, Regulations & Coordination
Co-Chair: Dr Asad Hafiz, DG National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination
Moderator: Mr. Muhammad Aslam Shaheen, Chief Nutrition/SUN Focal Person, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reforms
Rapporteur :

12:00pm 12:30pm Key Note: Launching of the Nurturing Care Framework

Presenter: Dr. Bernadette Daelmans, Coordinator Policy, Planning, Programmes, Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child & Adol. Health, WHO, Switzerland

12:30 pm  12:55pm Topic: Bringing Up Children in a Changing World. Who’s rights? Whose rights?

Presenter: Ms. Caroline Arnold, Early Childhood Specialist & Educationist, Former Director Education, Aga Khan Foundation Geneva

12:55 pm

01:10 pm

Q&A
01:10pm

01:35 pm

Topic: How can we manage multi-agency contexts for promoting Early Childhood Development?

Presenter: Dr. Carol Aubrey, Professor Emeritus, University of Warwick, Institute of Education, Birmingham UK

01:35 pm

02:00 pm

Topic: Update on ECD Policy Framework  

Presenter: Chief Nutrition/SUN Focal Point/Co-Chair, ECD Technical Working Group, Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform

02:00 pm

02:15 pm

Q & A
02:15 pm

02:25 pm

Conclusion by the Chair
2:25 pm-2:30 pm Presentation of Conference Shields to Speakers and Chair
2:30pm Lunch

DAY-2: THURSDAY- SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

PLENARY-II: Transitioning from Home to ECD Center, Pre-school and to Formal School.
Venue: W.M. Zaki Auditorium, Academic Complex

Session Chair: Federal Minister for the Ministry of Planning, Development & Reform
Co-Chair: Dr. Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
Moderator: Ms. Mehnaz Akhbar Aziz, President PARWAAN
Rapporteur :

09:30am

10:00am

Key Note: Building Organisational Capacity for Family-centered and participation-focused care in early childhood

Presenter: Dr. Mary A.Khetani, Associate Professor, University of Illinois Chicago, US

10:00am

10:25am

Topic: Effective Pre-School, Primary and Secondary Project – Findings of Europe’s largest longitudinal study

Presenter: Ms. Brenda Taggart, Honorary Senior Research Associate Principal Investigator/Research Coordinator

10: 25am

10:50am

Topic: Best Practices from Open Society Foundation’s ECD Progarmme

Presenters: Dr Nurbek Teleshaliyev  ECD Programme Officer OSF & Ms. Tina Hyder, Deputy Manager ECD Progarmmes, OSF

10:50am

11:05am

Q&A
11:05 am 11:30am Tea Break
11:30am

11:55am

Topic: Child Development during the first 1000 days: Role of Positive Parenting

Presenter: Dr Naeem Zafar , Head Child Rights Department, University of Lahore

11:55am

12:20pm

Topic: Early Learning Resources for Deaf and Special Needs Children: A Pathway to Basic Literacy and Numeracy

Presenter:  Mr. Richard Geary, Director, Family Educational Services Foundation (FESF)

12:20pm  12:45pm  Topic: Parent-Child Interactions and their Significance for Human Development. A Cross-Cultural Perspective

Presenter: Dr Relindis Yovsi, ECD Consultant MPDR/UNICEF

12:45pm

01:00pm

Q&A
01:00pm

01:10pm

Conclusion by the Chair
01:10pm

01:20pm

Presentation of Conference Shields to Speakers and Chair
01:20 pm Poster Presentation & Lunch Break

DAY - 2: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

CLOSING SESSION: Venue: W.M. Zaki Auditorium, Academic Complex

4:30 pm Guests to be seated
4:45pm Arrival of the Chief Guest
4:50pm National Anthem
4:55pm Recitation and Translation from the Holy Quran
5:05 pm Welcome Note by the Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training
5:20pm Reflection/conclusion of the Conference by ECD experts(to be decided)
5:35pm Conference findings, recommendations and way forward

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5:45 pm Address by the Chief Guest,
  6:00 pm Vote of Thanks
Presentation of Conference Shield to the Chief Guest
Group photo
Refreshments
Departure of the Chief Guest