IHD Conf 2015
Institute for Human Development

Inaugural Conference & Launch

​Entitled, "​Investing in Early​ Childhood Development for a Better World​", the interdisciplinary conference attracted researchers, practitioners, policy makers, programme designers, students, governmental & non-governmental agencies, and civil society l​eaders. 

It took place on February 12-14, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya with over 200 participants from 22 countries and included the official launch of AKU's Institute for Human Development on the evening of the first day​.

IHD's director, Dr Kofi Marfo said, "Our children carry in their hands our future and our hope for a pluralistic, peaceful, harmonious, life-enriching world; we better invest to build a strong foundation to support them, or there is no future to talk about."

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​​​This conference was made possible in part by a major grant from Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development supporting institutional capacity-building for research on early human development.​
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Panel discussion IMG_3433Panel.jpg
Dr Kofi Marfo & His Excellency David Angell, High Commissioner for Canada to Kenya at the closing sessionIMG_3531KMarfoDAngell.jpg