Motivated by AÇEV’s conceptual framework, we have begun to coordinate an effective strategy regarding collaboration with major international organizations promoting peace building and childhood interventions:
- United Nations: An alliance was formed with the UN General Assembly (UNGA), through the participation of H.E. Mr. Nassir el-Nasser, president of the 66th UNGA session. A second collaboration, initiated with UNICEF, is actively engaged in building peace through education.
- Practitioners: The Supporting Father Involvement program, which currently operates in three countries, has become a main partner in this project through the leadership of Dr. Kyle Pruett. More recently, the Early Years program, based in Ireland, joined the collaboration.
- Philanthropic Organizations: Three major funders—AÇEV, the Fetzer Institute, and UNICEF—have provided additional support for the work of the partnership.
Academics and Scholars: The Ernst Strungmann Foundation (ESF) brought together academics and scholars from multiple disciplines to: (1) assess the role of ECD and familial relationships in the process of peace building; and (2) explore novel approaches to translating science-based knowledge into concrete action within peace building initiatives. Learn more about the outcome of this meeting and its first-of-its kind volume, published by MIT Press in 2014.
- Early Childhood Peace Consortium (ECPC): This consortium brings together leaders in effective practice, new and emerging knowledge, finance, philanthropy and international policy to create a legacy of sustained peace, drawing on the transformative force of ECD. To learn more about the ECPC and to review its timeline, please visit the Early Childhood Peace Consortium.
- Global Health Leadership Institute: For the past five years, Yale University’s Global Health Leadership Institute has hosted an annual workshop to bring together select delegations of researchers and decision-makers from different countries to address a problem of strategic and practical importance. In 2013, the AÇEV model has been selected as a strategy for scaling up a country-specific program to suit the needs of other diverse nations and societies around the world.
Evidence-based research targeted on early childhood development and peace building
Books, peer-reviewed journal articles, reports