The 2023 Pacific Regional Council for Early Childhood Development (PRC4ECD) Ministers meeting was convened at the Sofitel Resort & Spa on 24 February, 2023. The meeting was chaired by the Honourable Mulipola Anarosa Ale Molioo, Minister of Finance of Samoa, and the Honorable Lynda Tabuya, the Minister of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Fiji, supported by the Representative of UNICEF Pacific, Mr. Jonathan Veitch, as the Council Secretariat.
The 2020 Pacific Regional Council for Early Childhood Development (PRC4ECD) Meeting was convened virtually on 27 November 2020.
With the overall objective of strengthening countries’ commitments to ECD in the face of COVID-19, the outputs of the meeting were: endorsement of an out-of-session paper for the Forum Economic Ministers’ Meeting (FEMM) on ECD investments; endorsement of the PRC4ECD 10-year Workplan; election of Co-Chairs of PRC4ECD and; updates from selected countries on ECD.
Regional ECD Forum
The 2023 Pacific Early Childhood Development (ECD) Forum, with the theme Building a Resilient Blue Pacific Through Early Childhood Development, was a 3-day high-level forum, 22-24 February, in Fiji for Pacific Island governments to discuss early childhood investments as a critical component of building resilience to climate change, natural disasters and other emergencies.
The 2019 Pacific Early Childhood Development (ECD) Forum, held at Nadi, Fiji on 23-25 October,was a three-day, high-level meeting of government ministers and officials from across the Pacific to discuss how to better support the optimal development of young children. Organized by UNICEF, with funding support from the Government of New Zealand, the Forum progressed the initiatives of the first regional conference on ECD in 2017 which introduced the Pasifika Call to Action on ECD.
The 2017 Pacific Early Childhood Development Conference, with its theme Moving Forward with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Early Childhood,was a three-day high-level conference for ministers and key government officials across Pacific Island Countries (PICs) to further their understanding of and commitment towards high-quality, equitable, and inclusive early childhood development (ECD).
Pacific Island governments endorse the inclusion of Action Point 10 to the Pasifika Call to Action on ECDRead more
Government ministers from 15 Pacific island countries and from several sectors, including education, finance, health and social welfare,formally endorsed the addition of Action Point 10 of the Pasifika Call to Action on Early Childhood Development (ECD) at the 2023 Pacific ECD Forum in Nadi, Fiji.
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The 2023 Pacific Early Childhood Development (ECD) Forum, with the theme 'Building a Resilient Blue Pacific Through Early Childhood Development', will be a 3-day high-level forum held on 22-24 February in Nadi, Fiji for 15 Pacific Island governments to discuss early childhood investments as a critical component of building resilience to climate change, natural disasters and other emergencies.
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Despite the constraints of the pandemic, early childhood development stakeholders in Solomon Islands have worked together across sectors and communities to progress ECD priorities.
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Early childhood development is a key investment for building climate resilience and prosperous communities. This is the commitment of Samoa’s Minister for Finance - and first female finance minister - Honourable Mulipola Anarosa Ale Molioo.
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Daily radio dramas featuring early childhood development (ECD) themes will soon reach Solomon Islands listeners through the Solomon Islands Broadcasting Commission (SIBC).
The radio dramas will be aired three times a day on weekdays over three months, to support parents and caregivers with practical applications of ECD for the betterment of young children.