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Education Reforms in Global Context: Policy & Practice

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events23 November 2020

Leaders and experts from across the globe will discuss the efforts of international organizations, research institutes and governments to ensure the provision of quality education for all children. COVID-19 has added another layer of challenges vis-a-vis equity, learning and governance. How are governments responding to the COVID-19 educational disruption? What role are international organizations playing in this regard? Is Edtech an effective solution? What kind of research is being conducted to help the decision makers? Are policy makers and development practitioners using evidence to inform policy and practice? What are the key challenges facing education today, and how can different stakeholders join hands to resolve them effectively? We will be discussing all this and more with our panel of high-level experts.

Panelists:

Alice Albright - CEO of Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

Dr. Murad Raas - Minister of School Education Punjab (Pakistan)

Dr. Sharon Ravitch - Professor of Practice at the Graduate School of Education (GSE)

Jaime Saavedra - Global Director for Education, The World Bank

Matt Brossard - Chief of Education, UNICEF Office of Research

Robert Jenkins - Chief of Education, UNICEF Program Division

Edward Davis - Head Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund, FCDO


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Mathieu Brossard
Chief of Education

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Robert Jenkins
Chief, Education and Associate Director, UNICEF
Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi
Global Director, Education, World Bank

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