Policy Brief

Asia-Pacific Regional Report: Financing for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECE)

14 February 2018


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This regional study, a collaborative effort between the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education (UNESCO Bangkok) and the UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), focuses on the financing of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), with emphasis on children aged three to five years-old. The study was conducted in ten countries selected from the Asia-Pacific region and its objectives were: (i) to analyze the current status of ECCE financing in the selected countries, as well as highlight some of the innovative ECCE financing mechanisms in the region; and (ii) to provide policy makers in the Asia–Pacific region with recommendations and policy options for increasing ECCE funding, and to improve its effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability.

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A. Environmental Stewardship
To protect the environment, we organize programmes like mangrove nursery and Reforestation, Coastal and River Clean-Up, Community Based Environmental Solid Waste Management, Environmental IEC Campaign and Eco-Academy

B. Food Security and Sustainable Livelihood
To ensure a sustainable livelihood for the community, eco-tourism include Buhatan River Cruise Visitor Center Buhatan River Mangrove Boardwalk are run by the community. Others include Organic Vegetable and Root crops Farming, Vegetable and Root crops Chips and by-products Processing and establishing a Zero waste store.

C. Empowered Communities
To empower the community, we provide product and Agri-Enterprise Development Training, Immersion and Learnings Exchange Program, Earth Warrior Training and Community Based Social Entrepreneurship Training

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