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Regional Forum on Psychosocial Support - Johannesburg, South Africa May 15-17 2011

SADC, REPSSI and the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund, take pleasure in announcing the 2011 Regional Forum on Psychosocial Support. This is an opportunity for sharing, learning and collaborating for all of us who are involved in psychosocial support (PSS) for vulnerable children and youth in East and Southern Africa. it is also an important opportunity to learn about the regional Minimum Package of Services for OVC&Y and Psychosocial Support Framework being developed by SADC with support from REPSSEI and UNICEF.

May 4th 2011 - Regional workshop on supporting effective aid responses to children affected by AIDS

On May 4th 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa the Regional Interagency Task Team on Children and AIDS - Eastern and Southern Africa (RIATT-ESA), World Vision International, UNICEF, & AIDSTAR-One are co-hosting a workshop on supporting effective aid responses to children affected by AIDS.

Untapped potential: Working with youth to meet their sexual and reproductive health needs in humanitarian emergencies April 19 -21st

FHI, on behalf of the Interagency Youth Working Group is hosting online forum "Untapped potential: Working with youth to meet their sexual and reproductive health needs in humanitarian emergencies" . Facilitated by experts in the field, the forum will give participants an opportunity to discuss this topic and to ask questions about the Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Toolkit for Humanitarian Settings (Save the Children and UNFPA), a companion to the Inter-agency Field Manual on Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings (Inter-Agency Working Group on Reproductive Health in Crises). An e-learning course on this subject has also been released by UNFPA and Save the Children.

Health and Education: An Inter-sectoral Approach to Early Childhood Development (ECD) in the Developing World - Washington DC, April 11 2011

The Early Child Development Initiative at the Brookings Institution invites you to the third in a series of four meetings dedicated to the issue of early childhood across sectors of U.S. development assistance. The first meeting focused on education strategies based on the newly released World Bank publication, Investing in Young Children: An Early Childhood Development Guide for Policy Dialogue and Project Preparation, with implications for cross-sector coordination. The second meeting focused on a regional overview of ECD developments around the world and ECD donor perspectives on finance and policy. The third event in the series will be on Health, Education and Social Protection: An Inter-sectoral Look at ECD in the Developing World.

Health and Education: An Inter-sectoral Approach to Early Childhood Development (ECD) in the Developing World - Washington DC, March 8 2011

The Early Child Development Initiative at the Brookings Institution invites you to the second in a series of four meetings dedicated to the issue of early childhood across sectors of U.S. development assistance.  The first meeting focused on education strategies based on the newly released World Bank publication, Investing in Young Children: An Early Childhood Development Guide for Policy Dialogue and Project Preparation, with implications for cross-sector coordination.

3rd International Workshop on HIV Pediatrics - Rome, Italy, July 14-16 2011

Virology Education is proud to announce the 3rd International workshop on HIV Pediatrics, which will be held in Rome, Italy on 15-16 of July 2011, preceding the 6th International AIDS Society meeting. While progress has been made in HIV research and the availability of new drugs among HIV-infected adults, there is a large group that does not profit optimally from the progress made and that is the group of infants and children infected with HIV. For more information and to apply please see the link here.

Early Child Development: A Multi-Sector Approach for U.S. Development Assistance - Feb. 1, 2011

The Early Child Development Initiative at the Brookings Institution invites you to a lunch workshop on the topic of Early Child Development and its role in the broader human development agenda of U.S. development assistance. This meeting will be introduced by Rosemary Fennell, on loan to the PL 109-95 Secretariat from the U.S. Department of Education, and chaired by Joan Lombardi, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The meeting will feature an overview of the new Early Childhood Development Guide for Policy Dialogue and Project Preparation, a recent publication of the World Bank, followed by a moderated discussion of methods for addressing the needs of early childhood across sectors of global development.

This is the first in a series of four meetings dedicated to the issue of early childhood across sectors in U.S. development assistance. This first meeting will focus on the sector of education, followed by subsequent meetings focused on the sectors of health and social protection, and a final coordination meeting to discuss a cross-sector strategy for early childhood in U.S. development assistance.

Date: February 1, 2011

Time: 12:30pm - 2pm

Location: Saul-Zilkha Room

The Brookings Institution 

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington DC

RSVP: ralamiri@brookings.edu

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