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Title: Early Childhood Development Resource Centre (ECDRC)


1
Bangladesh ECD Network (BEN)
Mohammad Mohsin Early Childhood Development
Specialist UNICEF, Bangladesh Member, Executive
Committee, BEN
2
Bangladesh ECD Network An Introduction
Bangladesh ECD Network (BEN) is a forum of
government, non-government, academic,
professional and UN agencies including
development partners engaged in promoting ECD in
Bangladesh.
3
Inception of the Network
  • Initiative was taken in 2002 to form a Network of
    ECD stakeholders in Bangladesh with the support
    from UNICEF-Dhaka as an activity of the national
    ECD project implemented by Bangladesh Shishu
    Academy (the national academy for children)
  • Fifteen other developing organizations were
    active partners of this initiative
  • They identified ECD stakeholders over the country
    through a survey

Current Members
232 organizations working in the field of ECD in
Bangladesh.
4
Goal of the Network
  • The overall goal of BEN is to encourage and
    support the governmental, non-governmental,
    national and international organizations and
    partners and other relevant actors in their
    commitment and investment in ECD in Bangladesh

5
Key Objectives of the Network
  • To advocate for ECD with policymakers and
    stakeholders
  • To promote public awareness
  • To strengthen ECD capacity in Bangladesh
  • Support the establishment of a solid knowledge
    base and organisational culture on ECD
  • Sharing information assist ECD stakeholders to
    gain access to new information and knowledge on
    ECD and
  • Develop generic guidelines

6
Executive Committee of the Network
  • Consists of the Chairperson , the Vice
    Chairpersons, the Treasurer, the Member
    Secretary,  and Committee Members -  elected
    periodically to serve for a period of 3 years.
  • Current Executive Committee Members 24
  • Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, GoB
  • Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, GoB
  • National NGO
  • Local NGO
  • UN Organization
  • International NGO
  • Academic Institutions

7
The Secretariat
  • A secretariat has been established to support the
    network under supervision of the Executive
    Committee. In order to ensure the sustainability
    and continuity of the secretariat, the ECD
    Network secretariat has been located at the
    Institute of Educational Development, BRAC
    University

8
BEN Regional Hub
  • To facilitate easy communication and better
    access between the regions and BEN members, nine
    regional hubs across the country have been formed.

No. Region Responsible Host Organization No. of BEN members in the Region
  Barisal Speed Trust 15
2.  Chittagong Shongshoptaque 20
3.  Chittagong Hill Tract Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) 01
4.  Dhaka Dhaka Ahsania Mission 79
5.  Khulna Jagoroni Chakra Foundation 35
6.  Netrokona Shabolombi Unnayan Samity (SUS) 11
7.  Rajshahi ALWO 26
8.  Rangpur RDRS Bangladesh 36
9.  Sylhet FIVDB 09
Total BEN Members Total BEN Members Total BEN Members 232
9
Initiatives of BEN for Advocacy
  • Knowledge and innovation sharing sessions

10
BEN Website
www.ecd-bangladesh.net
11
BEN Directory
12
BEN Logo
13
ECD Theme Song
14
Folder
15
Sticker
16
Poster
17
Banner Festoon
18
Newsletter
19
BEN Progress Report
20
Desk Calendar
21
BEN with Government in Policy
Development
  • Operational Framework for Pre-Primary Education
  • BEN had a significant role in formulating the
    policy and operational framework for pre-primary
    education which was approved by MoPME in March
    2008.

22
  • GO-NGO Collaboration Guideline
  • BEN formulated GO/NGO Collaboration Guidelines
    following the approved Operational Framework on
    Pre-Primary Education. The Guidelines have been
    approved by the Ministry of Primary and Mass
    Education in June 2011.
  • GO-NGO Collaboration Implementation Plan
  • In 2012, the Government has approved a GO/NGO
    collaboration implementation plan which will
    facilitate collaboration between Government and
    Non-Government organizations in Pre-Primary
    education in Bangladesh.

23
  • Comprehensive ECCD Policy Framework
  • The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
    (MoWCA) initiated the preparation of a
    comprehensive Early Childhood Care and
    Development (ECCD) policy in Bangladesh, as part
    of the UNICEF supported ELCD Project. BENs role
    has been instrumental in drafting the policy
    document along with other stakeholders. The
    policy document is in its final stage to be
    approved by the cabinet.
  • National Children Policy 2010
  • BEN contributed to the National Children Policy
    2010 by giving feedback in the Seminar on the
    policy by forming a group from BEN Executive
    Committee to provide formal feedback.

24
  • ELDS (Early Learning Development Standards)
    Document
  • Developed by a technical team with the
    representation of Government and BEN
  • Shared with the professionals from different
    disciplines
  • Shared in the Inter-Ministerial workgroup
  • Validation is due and will be done through a
    technical expert group.

25
  • Interim Package on Pre-Primary Curriculum
  • BEN was closely involved in preparing an
    Interim Curriculum Package (2010-2011) for
    pre-primary. This interim curriculum of the
    National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) is
    under use now by the Directorate of Primary
    Education (DPE) untill a new modified package is
    in place by 2013.

26
  • National Pre-Primary Curriculum
  • BEN has an active participation in the
    Curriculum working group led by National
    Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) in
    formulating the National Pre-Primary Curriculum
    as part of the Third Primary Education
    Development Program (PEDP3)- 2011-2016. Through
    continuous participation and feedback BEN has
    played a significant role in the development of
    the National Pre-Primary Curriculum
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