The Early Years Fellowship: Building the next generation of leaders in early childhood

World Bank Group

This fourth session of the World Bank Group's ECD webinar series will describe the Early Years Fellowship, a World Bank program to build the capacity within countries on ECD and to identify and support the next generation of leaders in early childhood. These young professionals are having an incredible impact to expand the World Bank’s capacity to engage in early childhood across health, nutrition, education and social protection. First, Melissa Kelly, Early Years Fellowship Coordinator, will share an overview of how the program is working with 25 Fellows to support 34 countries and how we support the Fellows’ professional development. Next, you will have the opportunity to hear from some of the Fellows about how their efforts have contributed to improved early childhood policies and services in their countries. There will be substantial time for discussion with the Fellows.