Opening doors for the next generation

Desk Review Study of Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC)on Transition from Home to ECCE Program, from ECCE Program/Home to Primary School, September 2012.

Desk Review Study of Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood on Transition from Home to ECCE Program. September 2012. About 50 documents have been reviewed of academic research, policy papers, documents and reports, links and data on program and practices. Categorization and analysis of the relevant data and their synthesis and interpretation regarding the phenomenon of transition of children leading to new personal and social situations for them were our focus.

Mapping on Pre-Primary Education in Bangladesh, September, 2012

Mapping on Pre-Primary Education in Bangladesh, September, 2012. Secondary available data were analyzed and reviewed. Based on data collected form Bangladesh Population & Housing Census 2011 of BBS, DPE administrative data 2012 and data provided by major NGO actors and ELCDP in pre-primary education.

Worked with Save the Children on "Building Institutional Capacity for Kindergarten (KG) in promoting Early Childhood Development and Pre-Primary Education." From March to May,2013.

Worked with Save the Children on "Building Institutional Capacity for Kindergarten (KG) in promoting Early Childhood Development and Pre-Primary Education." From March to May,2013. The project was a pilot testing of the hypothesis that private KGs are operating with poor curriculum, untrained teachers, and very poor infrastructure with limited access to learning resources. To understand the needs of the kindergartens we have conducted a survey on 62 KGs in Mirpur area of Dhaka city and organized consultation workshops with principals and teachers of 50 KGs. Finally 37 Principals and 44 teachers received training on Child Development.

EFA 2015 National Review - Bangladesh, June 30, 2014

EFA 2015 national review study-The review, undertaken on behalf og the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, documents progress achieved towards the EFA goals, experiences in implementing the EFA strategies, lessons learnt, emerging issues and challenges, innovative/good practices, with the aim of intensifying efforts to overcome the EFA shortfalls and constraints. The review will also inform public debates and discourse on the future education agenda for the post-2015 era. Assigned by UNESCO Bangladesh Office in concurrence with the Ministry of primary and Mass Education, to be carried out from December, 2013 to June 2014.ICHD has provided logistical and technical support to the national study team for conducting there view.

Real Time Monitoring for the Most Vulnerable: Pre-Primary Education in Bangladesh

One of the most unique examples of real-time monitoring supported by UNICEF is found in Bangladesh in the pre-primary education (PPE) programme operated by BRAC. Randomisation techniques are used for school selection by monitors as well as for intra-classroom sampling to test learning outcomes. Monitoring is a multi-level decentralised learning process that allows staff members to compare actual performance, outputs and results against standards. Monitoring duties are executed by the programme staff themselves as well as by the organisation. The intent is to promote internal programme learning, not just logical framework type reporting, and builds on the recognition that monitoring is only effective if it enables responses to programme implementation. The BRAC initiative demonstrates that monitoring with a real- time component can be central to a strategy emphasising learning outcomes. It also shows that ICTs are not a necessary ingredient of ‘real-time’ monitoring despite the current fashion in thinking.

Basic Training on Early Stimulation for Government Health Service Providers at Meherpur.

Worked with Save the Children on “Review and Translate the Module on Early Stimulation for health workers and conducting the five day long training for health professionals for developing their capacity on Early stimulation .71 Government health professionals received the training in three batches at Meherpur District from 30 October to 15 December,2014. A piloting initiative was started targeting mothers of 0-3 year children in 3 unions of Meherpur Sador Upazila where service-based parent support program (early stimulation messages were delivered through Government Health Worker) and community-based (early stimulation message were delivered through community volunteer) community service program are tested.

National Level Workshop on Review of Early Learning for Child Development Project (ELCDP) held & ICHD Progress Report Launched

Institute of Child and Human Development (ICHD) and Maxwell Stamp Ltd. jointly organized a national level workshop on 30 March 2015 at Bangladesh Shishu Academy as a part of Review of Early Learning for Child Development Project (ELCDP) in Bangladesh commissioned by UNICEF Bangladesh. Mr. Tariq-Ul-Islam, Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, was the chief guest of the national workshop. Representative of the Government and Non-Government organizations associated with the implementation of the ELCD Project participated in the workshop. Important observations, suggestions and recommendations from the participants were documented through group work and group presentations.

The Millennium Development Goals: A Panacea Or Yet Another Agenda

On the eve of the G-8 Summit in Scotland, People’s Forum on MDGs(PFM), Bangladesh organized a meeting of the civil society leaders with the Hon’ble Ambassadors of G-8 countries, heads of aid of the G-8 and other countries and heads of multilateral agencies working in Bangladesh. In the meeting, Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmed, President, Bangladesh Economic Association and Chairman, Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad, presented a Keynote Address which we thought would interest many, should it be published in a little booklet. Dr. Ahmad provided an overview of the MDGs and focused on the Bangladesh perspective. He has maintained that if the MDGs are to be pursued, there are many other issues which need to be sorted out in general and in country specific terms concerning trade, aid and debt relief, social development, gender justice, environmental sustainability and global partnership.

Poverty and Education With Particular Reference To Bangladesh

‘Poverty and Education with Particular Reference to Bangladesh’ is in fact a revised version of the Keynote Address presented by Dr. Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, President, Bangladesh Economic Association and Chairman, Bangladesh Unnayan Parishad at the Seminar on ‘Poverty and Education’ organized by Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE) on 13 July 2005. The objective of the seminar was to identify the links between poverty and education with a view to pinpoint problems and prospects in increasing poor people’s access to education and to get pragmatic directions for overcoming those constraints. It is for the richness of facts and figures and insights into the facets of poverty and illiteracy that CAMPE felt inspired to publish the Keynote Address in a booklet form.

Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda Perspectives and Recommendations from Bangladesh Civil Society

This exercise has been conducted, keeping in perspective the global processes at work within the United Nations and in countries and by various stakeholders around the world concerning the formulation of a Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda, but is mainly based on the inputs of civil society stakeholders in Bangladesh. Lessons learnt from the manner of the formulation and the implementation of the MDGs have been given due consideration along with all ideas, perspectives, and opinions generated through the stakeholder consultations undertaken at various levels of Bangladesh society, including at the local space.

EFA Post 2015 Report

Bangladesh made remarkable progress towards achieving Education for All (EFA) by 2015. The Dakar Framework for Action re-affirmed the vision of the World Declaration on Education for All set out in 1990 in Jomtien, Thailand. It expressed the international community's collective commitment to pursue a broad-based strategy for ensuring that the basic learning needs of every child, youth and adult are met within a generation and sustained thereafter.