ICQN-ECD mission and mandate to be defined before launching of ICQN in February

The Ministry of Education and Human Resources of Mauritius and ADEA's Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) are preparing a meeting that will focus on developing a vision, a mandate and a road map for the Inter-Country Quality Node on ECD (ICQN-ECD). The meeting will be held in Mauritius in November 2014.

The objectives of the meeting are:

  • To spell out the vision and mandate of the ICQN and to facilitate the transition from ADEA-WGECD to a new ICQN-ECD platform;
  • To  clarify the respective roles of the coordinating committee and Steering Committee of the ICQN-ECD and the linkages between them;
  • To  set guidelines for drafting an initial action plan for the ICQN that will cover the 2015-2017 period;
  • To  prepare the launching of the ICQN.

This preparatory meeting will lead to the launching of the ICQN-ECD in February 2015. The launch will take place in Kigali, Rwanda, during the UNESCO Regional Conference.

For more information contact: Rokhaya Diawara, Coordinator ADEA Working Group on Early Childhood Development, r.diawara@unesco.org