UNESCO Panel on Financing for Education on 25 April 2016 will be web-streamed live 

 
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The panel on Financing for SDG4-Education 2030, organized by UNESCO in collaboration with the Global Campaign for Education, in the framework of the 2016 Global Action Week for Education will explore and define opportunities and challenges in financing the new education agenda, particularly in terms of addressing the needs of the  most marginalized populations. It will take place on 25 April 2016 (10am to 12am), at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, Room IV. 

The panel will be web-streamed live and subsequently made available on the upcoming 2016 Global Action Week for Education dedicated webpage.

2015 was a landmark year for advancing sustainable global development. With the adoption of the new global agenda, the international community set an ambitious education goal by calling for inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. One of the key lessons learnt from Education for All is that if the vulnerable and the excluded are not reached, the promise of the new education agenda will not be fulfilled.

Considering the very high levels of additional investment required to reach the targets of the broadened new agenda, the insufficient domestic expenditure on education in a number of countries and a decrease of almost 10% in international assistance since 2010, the Panel will engage representatives from Member States, International organisations, academia and civil society to address such questions as: Who will be financing equitable education and learning opportunities and how? What types of new sources and resources could be mobilized? Which groups should be regarded as the most marginalized? How to guarantee that the most disadvantaged benefit from the resources? With half of the current out-of-school children living in fragile and conflict-affected countries, how to ensure a more equitable distribution of resources by country, sector and level of education?

Speakers:

  • Norway: H.E. Ambassador Tarald Brautaset, Government’s Special Envoy for Education in charge of the Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

  • Ethiopia: Mr Fuad Omer, Deputy Permanent Delegate, Permanent Delegation of Ethiopia to UNESCO (to be confirmed)

  • OECD: Mr Andreas Schleicher, Director, Directorate for Education and Skills

  • ODI: Ms Romilly Greenhill, Team Leader on Development Finance, Overseas Development Institute

  • GCE: Mr David Archer, Head of Programme Development with ActionAid, Global Campaign for Education Board Member

  • Ms Teopista Birungi, Uganda National Teachers’ Union (UNATU) founder, Deputy Director Education Services, Kampala Capital City Authority, member of the Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

Access to Room IV will be open to all participants with UNESCO badges. For those who do not have badges, kindly contact education2030@unesco.org for assistance.

The panel will be web-streamed live and subsequently made available on the upcoming 2016 Global Action Week for Education dedicated webpage. Please click on one of the following links:

FLOOR : mms://stream.unesco.org/live/room_4_floor.wmv

EN : mms://stream.unesco.org/live/room_4_en.wmv

FR : mms://stream.unesco.org/live/room_4_fr.wmv

 
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