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Hear from four global experts : Breaking the disadvantage cycle: Why the first 1,000 days matters

Friday 19th November 2021

Hear from four global experts : Breaking the disadvantage cycle: Why the first 1,000 days matters

Free virtual event: Hear about the importance of the early years in breaking the cycle of intergenerational disadvantage. There will be four short presentations followed by an audience Q&A.

Speakers

  • Prof Mark Hanson, one of the UK’s leading researchers on the life course and intergenerational effects and advisor to WHO and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health initiative will give an overview of the science and its economic implications.
  • Sir Peter Gluckman, President of the International Science Council, will explore the essential skills needed to develop strong executive functions – the key building blocks of success in life.
  • Prof Richie Poulton, Director of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit which conducts the world-famous Dunedin longitudinal study, will share research about interventions and its implications for public policy.
  • Dr Robyn Mildon, Founding Executive Director of the Centre for Evidence and Implementation, will discuss the challenges of implementing good programmes and public policies to address intergenerational disadvantage.

For more information and to register via eventbrite follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/breaking-the-disadvantage-cycle-why-the-first-1000-days-matters-registration-205419303667

Once registered, you will receive an email with a link to join via Microsoft Teams on the day.