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Round 2 of Technical Workshop Series launched on July 1st, 2021

The Journey So Far

Over 60 cities participated in an open call for applications and conceptualized early childhood-oriented solutions in urban neighbourhoods. 25 shortlisted cities will now implement trials and pilots over six months to strengthen their proposals.

The Need

With over 37 million children under age 5 living in urban areas across India (Census 2011), an early childhood-centric approach to city planning, design, and management helps Indian cities achieve goals of economic growth, health, safety, and sustainability.

Adopting an early childhood lens can help city leaders, policy makers and urban practitioners envision safe, inclusive and resilient cities for all.

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Key Dates

Below are key dates of the Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge.

Any change will be communicated to cities.

February 20, 2020

Launch of Programme

July 2021

Round 2 of Technical Workshop Series

September 2021

Final Pitch & Jury

February 18, 2021

Cohort Announcement

August 2021

Peer-Peer Workshop