VIdeo: looking back at ISSA Conference 2017 in Ghent

Our ISSA Conference 2017 video is up. Have a look to see what happened in Ghent. Watch it, and watch is again. Share it. See if you can spot yourself, your colleagues or your peers! A big thank you to all who were involved in this wonderful experience.

ISSA’s 2017 international conference “Local Responses, Global Advances: Towards Competent Early Childhood Systems”, attracted over 450 participants from 60 countries from around the world .Visitors gathered to discuss how the speed of change in today’s world affects early childhood development. It requires substantial shifts in the ways early childhood systems are designed, equipped, governed, financed and supported. It is time to embrace a systemic approach to address the critical problems that hinder children’s and families’ rights, and to learn from local responsive approaches to build competent early childhood systems. Liana Ghent, Executive Director of ISSA shared: “For the first time ISSA has joint forces with a municipality as well as an ISSA member organization to co-host the 2017 conference. The City of Ghent has long been at the vanguard of early childhood development services and in conjunction with VBJK, and conference partners Artevelde University College and Ghent University, we were pleased to welcome such a variety of stakeholders concerned with the care and education of young children.”