(NEW YORK CITY, USA - MAY 21, 2012: The United Nations General Assembly Hall. It is the only organ of the U.N. in which all member nations have equal representation.)
ANECD Participation in C20 summit
The 2020 Civil Society 20 (C20) Summit was the largest gathering of civil society in G20 history. Over the 5 days of the Summit approximately 40,000 global participants joined the attended sessions from 118 countries conducted by 380 speakers across 65 sessions. Throughout 2020, C20 global membership expanded to 1,500+ civil society organizations. The Summit convened to discuss the global challenges under the following topics: Covid-19 Response and Recovery, Economic and Social Justice, Well-being of People and Planet, Citizen Agency and Empowerment, and Accountability and Transparency.
The Executive Director of ANECD, Dr. Ghassan Issa, participated among other panelists in one of C20s sessions to discuss the “Response to COVID-19 for children in fragile and conflict affected settings: The promise of Early childhood Development.” The session was hosted by the Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC), and was moderated by Dr. Rima Salah, the ECPC’s chairperson, and the other speakers were Prof. James Leckman from Yale University Child Study Center, Siobhan Fitzpatrick from Early Years-Ireland, Nada Elattar from UNICEF-HQ, and Ana Tenorio from World Vision International.
The session aimed at examining the invisible impact of COVID-19 on the world’s most
vulnerable children, and how investing in early childhood care and education can combat
COVID-19’s short- and long-term impact on children living among poverty, conflicts, wars, and displacement.
All the Summit sessions have been recorded and are available to be viewed on the C20 Summit platform or through the C20 YouTube channel.
The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance Webinar
The Lancet Palestinian Health Alliance’s (LPHA) Coordination Committee invites you to attend their special virtual zoom session on “The COVID-19 Pandemic: from the global, local and regional perspectives.” The session will be held on November 4, 2020, at 1 pm Palestine time for two hours from remote.
The speakers and the agenda of the session are as follows:
- Richard Horton, the chief editor of the prestigious scientific journal The Lancet, will be moderating the Webinar and will speak about the COVID-19 pandemic from a global perspective.
- After Dr. Horton’s presentation, Dr. Mai Alkaila, the Palestinian Minister of Health, will speak about the policies implemented by the Palestinian Ministry of Health to
implementation and other constraints.
- Professor Abdullatif Hussieni from the Institute of Community and Public Health at Birzeit University will then speak and focus on the epidemiology of COVID-19 in the occupied Palestinian territory, highlighting time trend delineation in the course of the pandemic.
- Dr. Nehaya Daoud, a Palestinian academic from the Green Line, will then speak about the pandemic among Palestinians inside the Green Line, focusing on pre-existing inequalities and how such inequalities articulate with the effects of the pandemic.
- Dr. Gerald Rockenchaub, head of WHO’s office in the occupied Palestinian territory, will then focus on comparing the course of the pandemic among Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. He will also give a broader regional picture of the spread of the pandemic including the different policies regional countries have addressed to contain it, and the outcomes of such policies.
- Dr. Horton will then moderate a question and answer session and conclude the session.
Although the Alliance has stopped accepting new registrations, you can still attend the session live on ICPH official YouTube and Facebook pages at 1 pm (Ramallah time) using the following links: on YouTube or Facebook
ECDAN’s new Executive Leadership Council
The Early Childhood Development Action Network has launched its new Executive Leadership Council on October 27, 2020. ANECD is pleased to join the Council represented by its Executive Director, Dr Ghassan Issa, to carry the child rights challenges in the Arab region crisis-situation, and to champion and prioritize investments
The representatives of the launched Executive Leadership Council are:
- Mr. Borhene Chakroun, Director for the Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems at UNESCO
- Dr Ghassan Issa, General Coordinator of Arab Network for Early Childhood Development (ANECD) and Arab Resource Collective (ARC)
- Mrs. Hana Brixi, Manager for the Human Capital Project, the World Bank Group
- Professor Joan Lombardi, Global Early Childhood Expert
- Mrs. Liana Ghent, Director of International Step by Step Association
- Professor Lynette Okengo, Executive Director of the Africa Early Childhood Network
- Dr Mohammad Musa, Executive Director of BRAC International
- Mr. Nikolaj Gilbert, President and CEO of PATH
- Mr. Omar Abdi, Deputy Executive Director for programmes at UNICEF
- Mr. Laugharn, President and CEO of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
- H.R.H Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan, UNHCR Patron for Maternal & Newborn Health; Special Advisor to WFP on Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition, and Co-Convener of the Roadmap to Accelerate Progress for Every Newborn Humanitarian Settings 2020-2025
- Dr Sheldon Shaeffer, Chairperson of the Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) Board of Directors
- Mrs. Sherrie Westin, President of Social Impact and Philanthropy for Sesame Workshop
- Mrs. Sneha Sheth, CEO and Co-founder of Dost Education
- Mrs. Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director General of the World Health Organization