Technical Meeting: Sunday, 12 November 2006


Agenda - 7 Nov 2006 [English]










SESSION I: Welcome and Introduction of theme



Advocate for greater focus on gender issues in early childhood care and education interventions in the achievement of MDGs and EFA goals



Welcome & Introduction of theme

  • Welcome remarks by host country Minister of Education, Egypt
  • Opening and introductory remarks Chairperson and Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Keynote remarks
    Secretary-general, National Council for Childhood and Motherhood, Egypt

Hon. Yousry El Gamal


Ms. Rima Salah



Ambassador Moushira Khattab



Nicholas Burnett



Cassie Landers


13:30 – 14:15 LIGHT LUNCH

SESSION II: Policies and strategies to expand Early Childhood Care and Education



"Town Hall Meeting” Format: To identify strategies and resources to better position gender focused early childhood care and education in national plans and priorities


14:15 – 15:45

Ministers of Education to present challenges faced, impact of ECCE efforts on girls’ education and issues of financial support

  • Ghana , Hon. Mrs. Angelina Baiden-Amissah, Deputy Minister, Basic And Teacher Education
  • Philippines , Dr. Lina Laigo, Executive Director of the Council for the Welfare of Children
  • Jordan, Dr. Tayseer Al-Nahar, Secretary General of Ministry of Education
  • EFA-FTI, Desmond Birmingham, Head of EFA-FTI Secretariat

Cream Wright


SESSION III : Way Forward

15:45 – 17:00

Group work

Following topics within the framework of gender in ECCE and the Global Monitoring Report:

  • The early childhood policy agenda: challenges/issues in moving forward
  • Expanding early childhood programmes: partnerships, resource mobilization and advocacy
  • Early childhood programmes and strategies: proven methods and challenges
  • Measuring impact and monitoring quality in early childhood programmes: challenges and opportunities




Nurper Ulkuer


Malak Zaalouk



Cassie Landers



Louise Zimanyi

17:15 – 17:45

Agreement on input to the High Level Group meeting

3 points each from each of the groups to be presented to plenary by the resource person.

3 – 5 prioritised points for inclusion in the HLG Working Session II by one of the co-chairs

Annelene Rør

17:45 – 18:00

Closing Remarks


Thank you and concluding remarks


Rima Salah


Lucy Lake

SPECIAL SESSION: “Back to School”

18:15 – 18:25


Introduction to the documentary “Back to School”

Judy Katz &
Tamara Rosenberg

18:25 – 19:10


Screening of “Back to School”, a part of a multi-year documentary project by Wide Angle, featuring education stories from Afghanistan, India, Japan, and Kenya.


19:10 – 21:00


Cocktail reception hosted by Rima Salah

Rima Salah




- The screening of “Back to School” will be done in the cocktail reception lounge right after the meeting.
- Limited number of DVDs of “ Back to School” will be available for distribution after the screening.
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