Chief Program Manager (CPM) of the Reforms Support Unit (RSU)
Education & Literacy Department Govt. of Sindh attends and
presents at the ARNEC Conference in Manila December 3-5, 2014
It was an honor for Pakistan to be present at the ARNEC Annual
Conference in Manila from Dec 3-5, 2014
"Early Childhood Development on the Global Agenda: Building
partnerships for Sustainability and Harmony"
The Plenary session on day one was on:
building and partnerships for more holistic and inclusive ECD
The Moderator was: Dr. Mae Chu Chang, Member, Board of Directors,
The Panelists were eminent leaders of education
innovation from China-Pakistan-and Philipines:
- Mr. Lu Mai, Secretary General, China
Development Research Institution, China
- Ms. Saba Mahmood, Chief Programm
Manager, Reform Support Unit, Government of Sindh, Pakistan
- Dr. Baela Raza Jamil, Director
Programmes, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA), Pakistan
- Hon. Rony L Molina, Municipal Mayor,
San Jose de Buenavista, Antique, Philippines
Presentation made on day 1 December 3, 2014 by Saba Mahud
(RSU/E&LD Govt. of Sindh) and Baela Raza Jamil (ITA/SAFED)
Both RSU and ITA are Friends of ARNEC
Photograph of the Pakistan Presenters
"Partnerships; Post 2015 Development Agenda, Peace and Harmony
into the upcoming ECE Policy in Sindh,she would advocate on the
themes across Pakistan as well"
"I pledge that we will incorporate the themes of partnership &
alliance building, sustainable development goals post 2015 and
building social cohesion & Peace through ECE/ ECD in our policy and
implement it in all over Sindh in 8000 schools. In 2015-16 we will
implement it in 700 consolidated schools. I pledged it confidently
as I have full support from my hierarchy, specially from Senior
Minister Education and Secretary Education. I also pledge to host
and facilitate the friends of ARNEC"
Saba Mahmood's Statement at the pledge ceremony
The partners presented from Pakistan included representatives from
- RSU- E&LD Govt. of Sindh
- Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and
- Aga Khan University - Human
- Aga Khan Foundation - Pakistan
- Rupani Foundation
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