Launch of JEiE Special Issue on Early Childhood Development in Emergencies

Marking the launch of JEiE’s special issue on early childhood development in emergencies, contributing authors, issue editors, and guest speakers highlighted efforts to address the needs of young children and families living in humanitarian situations, and what we have learned from these efforts. The articles featured in this publication examine ECD from multiple angles: education, child protection, health and nutrition, mental health and psychosocial support, and responsive caregiving. 

Webinar Recording

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  • Heddy Lahmann, Senior Managing Editor, Journal on Education in Emergencies & International Education, New York University

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Dana Burde, Associate Professor and Director, International Education, New York University, & Editor-in-Chief, Journal on Education in Emergencies

Welcome Message:

  • Jessica Hjarrand, Global Programme Manager - Early Childhood Development, Education in Emergencies, Porticus Foundation & representative for Moving Minds Alliance

Opening Statement:

  • Sweta Shah, International ECD Consultant & 
  • Joan Lombardi, Senior Scholar, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University


  • Jonathan Seiden, PhD student at Harvard Graduate School of Education, presenting “Effects of Two Early Childhood Interventions on the Developmental Outcomes of Children in Post-Earthquake Nepal”
  • Fabiola Lara, Senior Specialist on Early Childhood Care and Development at Save the Children, presenting “Building Resilience and Mitigating the Impact of Toxic Stress in Young Children: A Model for Transforming Parenting and Male Caregiving in El Salvador”
  • Ayat Al Aqra, Early Childhood Development Manager for the Ahlan Simsim program in Jordan, and Katelin Swing Wilton, Senior Specialist in Early Childhood Development at International Rescue Committee, co-presenting “Home Visiting in the Middle East: Reflections on the Implementation of Reach Up and Learn”
  • Samier Mansur, co-founder of LiveSafe mobile safety app and founder of No Limit Generation, presenting, “Accessible Strategies to Support Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in Emergencies: Experience from the Rohingya Refugee Camp”


  • Dana Burde

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INEE Webinar


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Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE)


Levels of Learning - Early Childhood Development
Research and Evidence