During this webinar, hosted by UNICEF and Better Care Network, Gillian Huebner presented the paper It’s time for care: Prioritizing quality care for children during the COVID-19 pandemic - Challenges, opportunities and an agenda for action. This new discussion paper elaborates on the extraordinary challenges facing children and families across the globe, and makes the case that supporting and understanding parents, family members and other caregivers is crucial in order to mitigate the immediate, medium-, and long-term impacts of the pandemic and ensure holistic response and recovery. It proposes a five-point agenda for care that offers a comprehensive, multisectoral roadmap to guide the immediate response to ensure quality care for children as well as the long-term investments across sectors, essential for care reform.
The presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Ramya Subrahmanian, Chief, Research on Child Rights and Protection at UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti.
- Cornelius Williams, Associate Director & Global Chief of Child Protection, Programme Division, UNICEF
- Rachel Moussié, Deputy Director, Social Protection Programme, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO)
- Dominic Richardson, Chief, Social and Economic Policy, UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
- Elizabeth Lule, Executive Director, Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN)
This webinar was the first in a series for the Transforming Children's Care Global Collaborative Platform.
This webinar was conducted in English but the video recording is available with French and Spanish captions. View the Spanish and French subtitles by clicking on the 'Settings' icon at the bottom right of the video player.