Thursday 12th May 2011 - Saturday 14th May 2011

Building Peaceable Communities: The Power of Early Childhood

Venue: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Welcome!

Inaugural Una International Conference 12-14 May 2011, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Inaugural Una international conference explored the power of early childhood as a force for reducing racial and ethnic divisions and building peaceable communities. It provided a unique forum for practitioners, researchers and policymakers to learn from one another about the latest developments in research and practice from around the world.

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About Una

The conference was organized by Una: The Global Learning Initiative on Children and Ethnic Diversity. We are a global, inter-disciplinary network of leading researchers and practitioners committed to reducing racial and ethnic divisions and building socially inclusive communities through the promotion of effective early childhood programs. We share a commitment to ensuring that all of the work we do is children’s rights-based, outcomes-focused and evidence-informed.

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Keynote Speakers

Professor Louise Derman-Sparks

Professor Emeritus, Pacific Oaks College

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Rina Gill

Associate Director, Policy and Practice, UNICEF

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Professor Luiz Alberto Olivera Gonçalves

Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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Meryl Shepherd, Dalvir Gill, Haki Kapasi and Mary Andall-Stanberry

Black Voices Network, UK

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