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Presentation of "De Cero a Siempre". The Integrated Care Strategy for Early Childhood Development in Colombia.

Date: 29 Jun 2011

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Washington D.C., United States

Venue: Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium, 
            1330 New York Avenue, NW 
            Washington, DC 20577.

Live on-line broadcast:  www.livestream.com/deceroasiempre | View Agenda

The Inter-American Development Bank and the Government of Colombia are pleased to invite you to a presentation of the Integrated Care Strategy for Early Childhood Development (ECD), De Cero a Siempre.

Keynote Speaker: Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos,  First Lady of Colombia.

Guest Speakers:

Soledad Arellano, Deputy Minister of Planning of Chile
Mauricio León Guzman, Deputy Minister of Social Development in Ecuador.                                  

IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and Sri Mulyani Indrawti, Managing Director of the World Bank will deliver the opening remarks.

Ensuring healthy childhood development is an investment in a country's future workforce and capacity to thrive economically and as a society. Colombia, like other countries in Latin America, has identified ECD as a public policy priority. Through De Cero a Siempre, the current administration is leading an effort towards the provision of high-quality, integrated services for children, and the coordination of public and private efforts in the areas of education, health, social protection and nutrition.

The purpose of this event is to introduce the De Cero a Siempre strategy, and to explain its purpose, challenges, priorities and needs for support. To enhance the discussion, this presentation will be followed by a discussion with senior government officials from Chile and Ecuador about the ECD strategies being implemented in those countries which, like Colombia, are taking the lead in the design and implementation of integrated ECD policies and programs in Latin American and the Caribbean.

Visit our website to learn more about the IDB and Early Childhood Development.

* The event is open to the public with previous registration. Interpretation services in Spanish and English will be provided.

Related events (Spanish):

  1. Modelos de atención a la primera infancia. Lecciones de política para la Región Andina. Ecuador, julio 20 y 21 de 2010.
  2. Atención integral a la primera infancia en Colombia. Bogota, 12 al 15 de octubre de 2010.

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