Sharad Pandey attended and presented at the Round Table Discussion – Right to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) held in Delhi on 28 September 2018. The discussion was organised by Save the Children. The theme of discussion was to kick start a national level advocacy for making ECCE a right to address continuum of development and commits to integrating the components of health, nutrition, protection, early learning and education by bringing it under the RTE legislation. To reaffirm the entitlements and non-negotiables for ECCE in a consultative and collective manner for national level advocacy in making ECCE a right. To prioritize ECCE and address the data gaps in the availability and implementation of pre-schooling.
Sharad presented the study on status of the implementation and gaps of ECCE in India focusing on the state of Orissa, Delhi and Telangana.
The participants included experts on ECCE including practitioners, academicians, researchers and budget experts.