UNESCO to launch Global Education Report at Innovation Africa 2017

October 9, 2017 • Education, Events, Southern Africa, Top Stories

UNESCO to launch Global Education Report at Innovation Africa 2017

UNESCO to launch Global Education Report at Innovation Africa 2017.

The Government of Mozambique is gearing up for the Innovation Africa Summit that will take place at the Gloria Hotel, Maputo 23 to 25 October 2017. In an important development, it has now been confirmed that UNESCO has officially partnered with Innovation Africa to launch their Global Education Monitoring Report on the 24th October 2017.

The UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/18 is of great significance and impact, and it further brings outstanding high profile to Mozambique as the host country for Innovation Africa 2017.

The launch of the UNESCO report will have an introduction from Mr Getachew Engida – Deputy Director-General, UNESCO and a keynote address by Hon Dr Demeke Mekonnen – Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia. This will be followed by a presentation of the key findings of the report by UNESCO’s Director of Global Education Monitoring Report, Mr Manos Antoninis.

Integrated into the formal programme of the Innovation Africa Summit, the Maputo global launch event of UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring Report: Accountability in education, will combine a presentation of the Report, addresses from the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education and UNESCO’s Deputy Director-General, as well as a high-level ministerial panel, and an interactive question and answer session.

Grounded in the evidence-based findings of the 2017/8 GEM Report, the aim this event will be to:

• Inform policy makers of different approaches to accountability being used in different contexts, their benefits and disadvantages.
• Share key evidence-based recommendations from the Report relevant to national, regional and global policymakers.
• Expand the GEM Report’s profile amongst key education stakeholders and reaffirm the Report as the core evidence-based advocacy tool for monitoring progress towards the education-related targets in the SDGs.

Following the report presentation, there will be a question and answer panel to discuss the important issues raised in the report.

The panel shall be made up of:
• Hon Conceita Sortane – Minister of Education & Human Development, MOZAMBIQUE
• Hon Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Minister of Education, GHANA
• Hon Mohamed Enver Surty – Deputy Minister of Basic Education, SOUTH AFRICA
Innovation Africa is firmly established as the continent’s number one high-level ministerial forum where industry partners enjoy pre-scheduled meetings and committed engagement with ministers and senior government officials from over 40 countries.

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