Regional Consultation Workshop on Innovative Financing Mechanisms and Partnerships for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

Regional Consultation Workshop on Innovative Financing Mechanisms and Partnerships for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

Abundance of evidence highlights that Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) lays the foundation for life-long learning: children’s early experiences and environments have lasting influences on their future success in education and life. Investing in ECCE programmes is one of the smartest investments a country can make to address inequality, break the cycle of poverty, and improve outcomes later in life. Despite the established benefits and advantages of investing in ECCE and the global commitment to expand quality ECCE, it is still a sector that is seriously underfunded in many countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Public spending is often not sufficient and external funding is at times not large enough and no sustainable. With the current situation, Member States face major challenges in achieving Target 4.2, especially in view of its indicator to provide ‘free’ pre-primary education.  

With the project Exploring innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships for ensuring free inclusive and equitable quality pre-primary education for all in Asia-Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok aims to enhance a regional knowledgebase on innovative financing policies and mechanisms to achieve free, inclusive and equitable quality pre-primary education for all by 2030. Through the documentation and dissemination of innovative financing practices for pre-primary education, the project expects to equip education policy-makers and planners from selected countries, particularly Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and emerging Middle-Income Countries (MICs) in the Asia-Pacific region with the needed knowledge on innovative financing mechanisms to support their policy decision making on financing pre-primary education.

UNESCO Bangkok and SEAMEO CECCEP have been documenting existing and emerging innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships for ECCE, especially in pre-primary education in the region. This workshop is part of the process of developing regional guidelines and catalogue on innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships for ECCE in Asia and the Pacific, which will assist Member States in making evidence-based policy decisions around financing ECCE.

 

Workshop Objectives

The workshop aims to:

  1. To present the findings from the regional documentation on innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships for ECCE
  2. To review and revise the zero-draft regional guidelines of innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships for ECCE
  3. To share countries’ policies and practices, challenges, opportunities and needs related to ECCE financing systems.
  4. To identify additional case studies on innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships.
  5. To discuss the next phase of the project.

 


Resources

Photo Gallery

Programme & Presentations

Monday, 24 September 2018

Time Programme
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:40

Opening

  • Welcoming remarks by UNESCO & SEAMEO CECCEP & the government of Korea
  • Opening remarks by Directorate General of ECE and CE, MoEC Indonesia
  • Introduction of participants
  • Overview of the workshop (including logistics)
  • Group photo
09:40 – 10:00

Session 1: Presentation of the project “Exploring innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships for ensuring free inclusive and equitable quality pre-primary education for all in Asia-Pacific”

By Ms. Maki Hayashikawa, UNESCO Bangkok

10:00 – 10:30 Tea-break
10:30 – 12:00

Session 2: Findings from the regional documentation on innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships for ECCE

By SEAMEO CECCEP

  • Presentation
  • Q&A
12:00 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:10

Session 3: Exploring Sustainable Financing Mechanisms for Early Childhood Care and Education through Multi-sectoral Partnership: Findings from Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam

Moderator: Ms. Mee Young Choi, UNESCO Jakarta

By Ms. Akemi Ashida,  Kobe University

  • Presentation
  • Q&A
14:10 – 15:10

Session 4: GPE financing for ECE and initiatives (Better early learning and development at scale and the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange programs)

Moderator: Ms. Mee Young Choi, UNESCO Jakarta

By Ms. Christin McConnell, Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

  • Presentation
  • Q&A
15:10 – 15:40 Tea-Break
15:40 - 16:00

Session 5: Presentation of draft regional guidelines for innovative financing mechanisms and partnerships for Early Childhood Care and Education

By Ms. Kyungah Kristy Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

  • Introduction
  • Q & A
16:00 - 17:00

Session 6: Group Discussion 1

Moderator: Ms. Kyungah Kristy Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

  • Discussion of the major headings of the Guidelines;
  • Identify best country examples
18:00 -  Welcoming Dinner

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Time Programme
08:30 – 09:30

Session 7: Reporting back from Group Discussion 1

Moderator: SEAMEO CECCEP

09:30 – 10:30

Session 8: The Case of Professional Development for ECED Teacher

Moderator: Dr. Mae Chu Chang, ARNEC

By Ms. Roesfita Roesli, World Bank Jakarta

  • Presentation
  • Q & A
    11:00 – 12:00

      Session 9: Group Discussion 2

      • Discussion of the major headings of the Guidelines;
      • Identify best country examples
      11:45 – 13:00 Lunch
      13:00 – 14:30

      Session 10: Group Discussion 3

      • Discussion of the major headings of the Guidelines;
      • Identify best country examples
      14:30 – 15:00 Tea-break
      15:00 – 15:50

      Session 11: Presentation of the group discussion 2 and 3

      Moderator: Ms. Meliana Istanto, UNICEF Indonesia

        15:50 – 16:30

          Session 12: Lessons learned and the next steps

          Moderator: Ms. Kyungah Kristy Bang, UNESCO Bangkok

          • Presentation on the next milestones of the Project
          • Plenary discussion
          16:30 – 17:00

          Closing

          • Closing remarks by UNESCO & SEAMEO CECCEP
          18.00 - Dinner
          Event
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