Facilitating early childhood education and development in Kenya

Professors Paula Griffiths and Emma Haycraft are among three Loughborough University academics to have been awarded British Academy funding to maximise the impact of their cutting-edge work in developing countries.

Funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, the successful Maximising Impact Programme projects include those addressing climate action in Southeast Asia, menstruation education in Nepal and gendered socio-economic inequalities in South Africa.

Ten research projects in total were selected from six existing British Academy funding programmes: Sustainable DevelopmentEarly Childhood EducationUrban Infrastructures of Well-BeingHeritage, Dignity and ViolenceEducation and Learning in Crises, and Youth Futures.

Each project will receive up to £50,000 with an aim to bring valuable insights and perspectives to their original research.

Prof Griffiths and Prof Haycraft are part of the ‘CAPS-ECD: Creating Impact by Co-developing Guidelines with Stakeholders for Setting up Childcare Provision to Facilitate Early Childhood Education and Development in Kajiado, Kenya’, study.

Professor Dan Parsons, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, is part of the 'Advancing Policy and Practice on Climate Action Through Intergenerational Dialogue in Vietnam and Beyond Across Southeast Asia' study.

The full list of awardees can be viewed here.