Childcare Services and Regulation in Urban Public Spaces

Childcare Services and Regulation in Urban Public Spaces
12 September 2023 - 12 September 2023

Date: September 12th, 2023
Time: 9:00 EDT | 14:00 BST | 16:00 EAT | 18:30 IST

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Urban planning plays a crucial role in creating services and infrastructure that support the needs and well-being of young children and their families. Cities present important challenges for the extension of quality childcare services to the urban poor. City plans set aside spaces for primary and secondary schools but often neglect daycare centres and pre-primary schools. This is particularly so when it comes to provision of childcare centres in and around urban informal places of work, such as markets, homes and roadsides –spaces where the majority of the world’s work takes place.

Recognizing this as a problem, WIEGO and ECDAN are conducting a webinar through which we aim to bring together experts and stakeholders working across disciplines –from ECD to urban planning– that are committed towards better ECD outcomes as well as women’s economic empowerment. We hope to use this space to further the discussions on complexity brought on by rapid urbanisation through tackling the issue of infrastructure and policy regulations for childcare services.


  • Dorcas Ansah, Coordinator, WIEGO Focal Cities Accra
  • Richard Dobson, Co-Founder, Asiye eTafuleni
  • Early Childhood Development Action Network (ECDAN), BRAC and UNICEF
Informal Economy Theme
Informal Economy Topic
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