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26 September 2021 - News

[PRESS RELEASE] Evidence for Policy Forum - Evidence from Programs to Support Children’s Learning, Early Childhood Development and Protection

Phnom Penh/Sept 26, 2021 – Save the Children Cambodia with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports (MoEYS) will organize an online Evidence for Policy (E4P) Forum, on September 27, 2021. The E4P will share evidence and lessons learned from four education and child protection programs and promote the use of evidenced based practices for programing and policy to support children’s learning, early childhood development and protection.

The Forum will be attended by H.E Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of MoEYs, with opening remarks from Mrs. Kjersti Rødsmoen, the Royal Norwegian Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia and SCI Country Director Mrs. Elizabeth Pearce. A wide range of senior government officials, representatives of stakeholders, development partners, and UN agencies will also take part in this forum.

While Cambodia has made remarkable progress in recent decades in terms of its economic growth and social development, critical challenges remain for children that this forum seeks to address. In the morning, we will share evidence from four external evaluations of our work in Child Protection, Early Childhood Development and Basic Education. In the afternoon, we will have roundtable discussions with Ministries, teachers, social workers and students.

“They will share their own experiences to help us understand the implications of the evaluations for larger scale programs and policies, and how they can be operationalized in a way that serves the most vulnerable children and families in Cambodia,” Mrs. Elizabeth Pearce said.

The evidence that will be presented in the E4P comes from the project evaluations: the Protecting Children through System Strengthening and Evidence (PraCTiSE) project 2017-2021 funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP), the NORAD Frameworks (2010-2020), as well as the Education with Quality and Inclusive Learning (EQUAL) project 2018-2021 and the Remote Early Learning Project (ECCD) 2018-2021, both funded by Save the Children in Korea.

Some of the key learnings that will be discussed during the E4P will include: effective strategies to prevent and respond to violence against children, successful practices in supporting children to learn and thrive at pre and primary school or the critical importance for young children of accessing early childhood services in order to learn at primary school.

For detailed information about the E4P forum, please find the attached agenda.

This E4P forum scheduled on Monday will start from 8:00AM – 5:30PM (GMT+7) via Zoom (Link, Meeting ID: 932 4410 7872 and Passcode: 881994)

For media inquiries, please contact:

  • Mr Taing Vida, Communications and Campaign Manager, Save the Children

Email:              Phone: 016 541616 /012 261540




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