Launch of JEiE Special Issue on Early Childhood Development in Emergencies

Date: 23 Jun 2021
Time: 2:00pm

Event Type: Webinar

Wednesday 23 June 23 2021, 9am Eastern Time or 2pm BST

We are pleased to invite you to join us for a webinar on the launch of a new issue of the Journal on Education in Emergencies!

This webinar will be conducted in English, with closed captioning. All are welcome; registration is free.

Once you register, a unique join URL will be sent to your email. A recording of the webinar will be shared on the INEE website.


Marking the launch of JEiE’s special issue on early childhood development in emergencies, contributing authors, issue editors, and guest speakers will highlight some of the lessons being learned through efforts to address the needs of young children and families living in humanitarian situations. The articles featured in this publication explain ECD through various lenses: education, child protection, health and nutrition, mental health and psychosocial support, and responsive caregiving.



  • Dana Burde, Associate Professor and Director, International Education, New York University, and Editor-in-Chief, Journal on Education in Emergencies
  • Jessica Hjarrand, Global Programme Manager – Early Childhood Development, Education in Emergencies, Porticus Foundation & representative for Moving Minds Alliance
  • Sweta Shah, International ECD Consultant
  • Joan Lombardi, Senior Scholar, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University
  • Jonathan Seiden, PhD student at Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Fabiola Lara, Senior Specialist on Early Childhood Care and Development at Save the Children
  • Ayat Al Aqra, Early Childhood Development Manager for the Ahlan Simsim program in Jordan
  • Katelin Swing Wilton, Senior Specialist in Early Childhood Development at International Rescue Committee
  • Samier Mansur, co-founder of LiveSafe mobile safety app and founder of No Limit Generation

Moderator: Heddy Lahmann, Senior Managing Editor, Journal on Education in Emergencies