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2010 EFA Global Monitoring Report Colloquium

08 March 2010

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

Failure to reach the marginalised has denied many people their right to education, argues the eighth annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report. With the effects of the global economic crisis still being felt, there is a real danger that much of the progress of the past ten years will stall or be reversed. Education is at risk, and countries must develop more inclusive approaches, linked to wider strategies for protecting vulnerable populations and overcoming inequalities.

Purpose

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

  • To present the report and its findings.
  • To subject the report and the specific themes within it to critical review and discussion.
  • To identify how UK-based stakeholders can support progress in the areas covered by the report towards Education for All (EFA) by 2015.

Programme

Kevin Watkins, the Director of the GMR team, together with other team members, 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 on themes related to the Report.

Participants

The Colloquium will be of interest to those working in international development including bi-and multi-lateral organisations, NGOS and civil society groups active in education; health and community organisations; academics and students in departments of international comparative education; practitioners; those working with marginalised communities within the UK and other interested stakeholders.

All participants will receive copies of the full Report and the Summary Report, free of charge, from the Global Monitoring Report Team (UNESCO Paris).

Register and pay in advance for the colloquium on line, January 26th to March 1st at www.cfbt.com/ukfiet. The Colloquium fee is £35.00 (£12.00 for students) including lunch.



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