Our Global Network

We are connecting world-leading expertise with research teams across the globe to build research capacity and support the development of high-quality ECD programmes.

A meeting of our global LINKS network

Our Global Network

We are connecting world-leading expertise with research teams across the globe to build research capacity and support the development of high-quality ECD programmes

About Us

The LINKS network is funded by the NIHR Global Health Research Programme with additional support from UNICEF. It is centrally organised by a team from Lancaster University and Queen's University Belfast and includes academics, researchers and ECD specialists from eight low- and middle-income countries impacted by conflict and divisions.

  • Network Members

    View details of all the members of our network from Lancaster University and Queen's University Belfast and also our global strategic partners and eight research teams.

  • Early Childhood Peace Consortium

    We are a partner of the Early Childhood Peace Consortium, a global movement working towards greater investment in high quality ECD programmes to promote sustainable peace.

Our Strategic Partners

We are working with Unicef to support the development of ECD programmes in a number of low- and middle-income countries. Our work is supported by world-leading experts from Yale, Harvard, NYU and Early Years - The Organisation for Young Children.