Webinar: How cities can ease the effects of COVID-19 on children and families

Steps that cities can take to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on children and families will be the focus of a webinar later this month.

The International Step by Step Association (ISSA) and the Bernard van Leer Foundation – both of them Netherlands-based children and early years campaigners – are organising the event, which takes place on 23 July, that will focus specifically on children in an urban environment.

Be inspired by examples

Anyone with an interest in the living environments for children and their families are encouraged to take part in the webinar, Color the world: An urban approach to supporting babies, toddlers, and their caregivers in times of COVID-19. There will be an opportunity to:

  • learn more about what can cities do to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on young children and their caregivers
  • be inspired by examples on how to ensure safe mobility during and beyond the crisis, and how to create child friendly streets and places for play from the Streets for Children Project and Streets for Pandemic Response and Recovery Efforts initiative
  • find out about new approaches to supporting babies, toddlers and their caregivers living in vulnerable urban contexts such as informal settlements and refugee settlements from the Inclusive and Resilient Cities and the Proximity of Care Framework

Reflect on lessons learned

There will also be the chance to reflect on the lessons learned and their implications for the future of creating more friendly living environments for children and their caregivers, and get involved in lively chats and discussions with panellists and peers from around the globe.

The webinar starts at 14:00 Central European Time. For more information, including how to register, click here

Author: Simon Weedy

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