11 August 2017 (1pm UTC/GMT) - UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning presents a webinar on 'Modeling female leadership in educational policy and planning'. In the context of IIEP Summer School 2017 for Female Planners: “Policy, Planning and Leadership”, Nora Fyles, Head of the Secretariat, United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, will explore issues related to gender and institutional capacity as an important feature of education sector planning; and reflect on leadership for gender equality in education. Register here. Read More >
NEWS AND EVENTS
ICYMI - GPE webinar series recording 'Data must speak initiative'
Broadcast live August 3, the Global Partnership for Education hosted the 'Data Must Speak Initiative' webinar, highlighting that better use of data and feedback tools can improve education system management, particularly on the equity dimension, and enhance social accountability through community participation. The webinar focused on the initiative’s key principles and objectives, as well as its implementation and how it links with the education sector planning processes in participating countries. Countries also shared their experiences with the initiative.
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Women’s Empowerment and Education: linking knowledge to transformative action
Education International will be hosting a webinar Wednesday August 2nd 10.00am-12.00pm (CET) on: ‘Women’s Empowerment and Education: linking knowledge to transformative action’. The webinar will feature a special presentation by Nelly Stromquist, Professor of International Education Policy in the Department of Counselling, Higher Education and Special Education at College of Education, University of Maryland, based on her 2015 article of the same name.
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UNESCO Report - Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy
Now available, UNESCO's latest report on evidence-based recommendations on the key role education plays in preventing and responding to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP). The launch of the technical brief ‘Early and unintended pregnancy: Recommendations for the education sector’ and the background document coincided with the 2017 London Family Planning Summit on July 10, 2017 where UNESCO will confirm its commitment to support the contribution of national education sectors to ending AIDS and promoting better health and well-being for all children and young people, especially girls. Read More >
GPE Chair Julia Gillard to G20 leaders 'step forward and increase foreign aid and support for education'
Ahead of the G20 summit, Global Partnership for Education Chair, Julia Gillard calls on world leaders to invest in education. In a recent CNN interview, Gillard warned G20 leaders on the dangers of under-investment in education stating that by staying on the current course of decreased aid investment in education, "we are going to see is a world where prosperity can't be shared and a world of more instability." Of recent years aid to education has reduced threatening the achievement of global education goals. The solution Gillard and the Global Partnership for Education proposes includes a 2 billion dollar investment a year to meet 2020 education targets. Watch the full interview here. Read More >