Convergence for action: Network of leaders in Latin America for early childhood
Chilean’s El Horizonte Ciudadano Foundation is coordinating the regional project “Convergence for action: Network of leaders in Latin America for early childhood”, whose purpose is to consolidate a Network of Leaders of Latin America and the Caribbean that advocate consciously and actively for the Early Childhood and the generation of conditions for their full development and protection of their rights, specifically in the first 1000 days of life, and with priority in air pollution and the guarantee of compliance with the rights of children in situations of migration.
This initiative covers 19 countries in the region:
Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Mexico, Cuba, and Dominican Republic.
This important regional initiative has several articulated work fronts:
The Horizonte Ciudadano Foundation ? led by former President Michelle Bachelet ? and the International Center for Education and Human Development CINDE, are advancing a survey of good practices in Latin America to conduct a study of international characterization and visibility of those successful experiences that may be referents of policies, plans and strategies at international level in the subject, in the subjects mentioned above of situation of migration, as well as environment and clean air. The purpose of this research is to contribute to the construction of the Network's action plan.
In parallel, and in an articulated way, other studies are being developed:
- The Study on Political Economy and Advocacy Opportunities for Early Childhood in Latin America and the Caribbean - Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences, FLACSO Chile. Its objective is to configure an overview of the political scenario of each of the 19 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean considered in the project, based on an integrated analysis of the levels of early childhood development, the state of the art of related public policies, and the identification of opportunities for political influence.
- Study on the situation, public policies and legislation on migration and early childhood - led by the Inter-American Children's Institute, IIN-OAS. Its objective is to define and characterize the phenomenon of migration in Latin America in the last decade and how it affects early childhood, in terms of: the characteristics of migrant children, migratory flows, number of migrants per country, reasons or causes of migration, consequence and impact in early childhood and good practices in the field.
- Study on air pollution in Latin America, by Marie Claude Plumer Bodin. Its objective is to describe and analyze the state of the art in terms of legislation and development of public policies and programs promoted by the State, in matters of air pollution and early childhood.
This initiative has the importance of looking for inputs for early childhood policies in the real experiences of local institutions, professionals and local communities, which is where things really happen and the lives of children and their families are changed.
For this research, we would like to request your collaboration in two ways: present the references of experts, officials, etc., in the countries selected in the field of early childhood, migration and air pollution, and relevant experiences that deserve to be documented, valued and replicated.
To do so, please go to the following link, where you can enter the contact details of expert professionals in the region, and/or the basic data of the experiences you consider may be candidates for analysis, assessment and scalability.