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Education for All: Global Monitoring Report 2009 - A One-Day Colloquium

Monday, January 26, 2009 (All day)

Colloquium: A critical reflection on the Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report 2009


Venue: The Jeffrey Hall, The Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL


Overcoming Inequality: Why Governance Matters is the seventh annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report. It maps the complex and multiple facets of inequality and examines some of the key questions that national governments and donors must address in attempting to ensure that the benefits of education are shared by the poor and by disadvantaged groups and regions that are being left behind. It shows that public policy and governance reform, together with sustained financial commitment, can break the cycle of disadvantage, improve access, raise quality and enhance participation and accountability.


Purpose: The colloquium, organised jointly by the UK National Commission for UNESCO and the UK Forum for International Education and Training, has three objectives:


1. To present the report and its findings.
2. To subject the report and the specific themes within it to critical review and discussion.
3. To identify how UK-based stakeholders can support progress in the areas covered by the report towards EFA by 2015.


Programme: Kevin Watkins, the Director of the GMR team, will introduce the report and its findings. Distinguished plenary speakers will respond and help to frame the ensuing debate. In the afternoon, facilitators well known for their work in the area will lead discussion groups.


Participants: The colloquium will be of interest to development experts, comparative education specialists, economists, social scientists, policy makers and planners, literacy and early childhood experts, officials in bi-lateral and multilateral agencies, NGOs and civil society groups active in education, health and community organisations.

Further information and registration:

For further information about the report see www.efareport.unesco.org. Copies of the full report will be made available to participants on the day. A full programme will be posted on www.ukfiet.org and www.unesco.org.uk. To register for the colloquium please contact Claire Bastin: C.Bastin@leeds.ac.uk


This event is sponsored by the Department for International Development (DFID)