Supporting Family and Community Investments in Young Children Globally: Summary of a Joint Workshop by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences


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To examine the science, policy, and practice surrounding supporting family and community investments in young children globally and children in acute disruptions, the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally held a workshop in partnership with the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from July 27–29, 2015. Over the course of the 3-day workshop, researchers, policy makers, program practitioners, funders, young influencers and other experts from 19 countries discussed how best to support family and community investments across areas of health, education, nutrition, social protection, and other service domains with additional sessions that addressed specific needs of children and their caregivers during acute disruptions. This is a workshop summary of the statements, recommendations, and presentations by the individual presenters.