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ANECD Membership and members

ANECD Membership

  • ANECD has a voluntary non-remunerated membership and is inclusive of significant actors in the Early Childhood Development sector who wish to join. Its membership includes governmental and non-governmental organizations, institutions, and individual experts with a record of accomplishment in ECD.
  • Currently, the Founding Assembly of ANECD is formed of the members who attended the Founding Forum in December 2014 and the Follow-up Meeting in April 2016.
  • In the coming few years, membership will expand to include the countries that are not yet represented and major ECD actors who could not attend the Founding Meetings.
  • Categories of membership include:
    • Governmental institutions that deal with ECD
    • The Arab League: the Family and Childhood Administration and the Arab League Cultural, Educational, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)
    • Civil society organizations, local, regional, and international networks, in addition to academic institutions that have sustainable activities in the ECD sector
    • Individual experts in the ECD sector who have a record of engagement in ECD for more than five years - if they are not members or staff of any institution already adhered to ANECD
    • United Nations and multilateral agencies, such as the World Bank, UNICEF, and UNESCO
    • Funding partners

ANECD Current Members

  • Governmental institutions:
    • Jordan (Ministry of Education and Higher Council for Family Affairs)
    • Lebanon (Ministry of Education and Higher Council for Childhood)
    • Libya (Ministry of Work and Social Affairs)
    • Mauritania (Early Childhood Training Center)
    • Morocco (Moroccan Institute for Basic Education Development)
    • Oman (Ministry of Education)
    • Palestine (Ministry of Education and Higher Education)
    • Sudan (Early Childhood Development Center)
    • Tunisia (Childhood Department in the Ministry of Women, Family, and Childhood)
    • Yemen (Higher Council for Motherhood and Childhood)
  • Regional Networks and Non-Governmental Organizations:
    • Arab Resource Collective (ARC)
    • Arab League Cultural, Educational, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO)
    • Arab Campaign for Education for All
    • Arab Council for Childhood and Development (ACCD)
    • Arab NGOs Network for Development (ANND)
    • Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND)
    • Arab League: Family and Childhood Administration
  • Local Networks and Non-Governmental Organizations:
    • Palestine
      • Center for Teacher Creativity
      • Palestinian Education Alliance
      • Al-Tufula (Childhood) Center, Nazareth
      • Palestinian Counseling Center
      • Early Childhood Resource Center
    • Jordan
      • Jordan River Association
      • Queen Rania Academy for Teacher Training
    • Lebanon
      • NGO Alliance for Children’s Rights
      • Makassed Association
  • Academic Entities
    • Early childhood care and development team at the Lebanese University
    • Arts, Sciences, and Technology University in Lebanon
    • University of Cairo, Kindergartens Department, Egypt
  • Individual experts