The UNESCO-UNICEF working group headed jointly by Microsoft Margarete Sachs-Israel involving UNESCO Bangkok, Mister Cliff Meyers involving UNICEF EAPRO and Microsoft Lieke van alle de Wiel involving UNICEF ROSA will release regional conversations with schooling stakeholders from throughout the region through their own regional offices and Schooling for All (EFA) Planners.
“Right right now, much is getting discussed at the worldwide level about progress created towards the Education for everyone (EFA) goals as well as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) since the 2015 deadline methods. We feel it’s important that regional voices also feature prominently in these discussions, ” said Microsoft Sachs-Israel.
“We wish to gather regional perspectives on the role involving education in the post 2015 development plan, in line with the unique issues and experiences of all stakeholders within countries in achieving Education for everyone. We would like to be sure that we get a good understanding of how people and also countries in the area imagine schooling for the future, ” the lady said.
Via e-consultations, the relationship will also seek comments from youth from the Asia-Pacific, helping to ensure they too are involved in discussions on the future involving education in the area.
“Engaging young adults in this procedure is particularly important and not only do young adults represent such a significant proportion from the regional populace, however they often
bring the creativity, vitality and entrepreneurial spirit we require in building better education systems for the future, ” said Mister Meyers.
Microsoft van de Wiel outlined the importance for national and regional consultations in Asia-Pacific to take stock of the major unfinished business in education and also emerging problems. “Widening inequalities have remaining a significant part of children, especially in South Asian countries, excluded from schooling. We should keep issues associated with children near the top of our agenda and ensure their own voices are heard once we embark on this consultative procedure, ” she added.
UNESCO Bangkok, in the role since the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, offers commenced work since 2009 to stimulate region-wide insights and consultations for the future of schooling development and co-operation, to be able to prepare local contribution to the worldwide debate around post-2015 agendas and their education-related goals. This process continues to be undertaken by means of, and others, organization of a regional high-level professional meeting.
The next meeting, “Beyond 2015 and Rethinking Learning inside a Changing World” will be held from 26-28 November 2012 with a focus on modern insights on listening to advice from the perspective involving educationalists, learning scientists and economists and also assistance furthering regional and worldwide work on creating a new vision involving education as well as the post-2015 development plan.
For more info regarding the meeting, please contact Microsoft. Margarete Sachs-Israel [m.sachs-israel(at)unesco.org] at the Education Policy and Reform Unit.
• Schooling Outside of 2015
• In direction of EFA 2015 and Outside of – Shaping a brand new Vision for Schooling