West and Central Africa: The great challenge of access to quality education in the face of demographic growth
This paper synthesises six of the insightful case studies related to successful education innovations. It illustrates the complex interaction between innovations and context, as well as deriving universal recommendations for scaling beyond the national context. The following questions are addressed:
The final day of the KIX EAP Education Policy Innovation Conference (EPIC) on the topic of Teaching Quality and Learning was held on 28th October 2021. The keynote address was delivered by Freda Wolfenden, Professor of Education, and International Development at Open University.
On 21 October 2021, the third day of the KIX Education Policy Innovation Conference (EPIC) focused on Educational Assessment. Dr. Isak Froumin, Professor and Academic Director of the Institute of Education of the Higher School of Economics National Research University, Moscow, delivered the keynote address titled ‘Contemporary educational outcomes: what to assess’.
On 14 October 2021, the second day of the KIX Education Policy Innovation Conference (EPIC) focused on gender equality and social inclusion. Zsuzsa Millei, Professor of Early Childhood Education at Tampere University, delivered the keynote address titled “Becoming with a (gendered) world”. Building on research findings from the Hungarian context, she examined how histories, politics, hierarchies of power, new relations of economic and social life shape children’s lives and can lead to gender discrimination or denial of individual rights.
The first KIX EAP Education Policy Innovation Conference (EPIC) was a 4-day conference held on October 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. The conference created a forum for intensifying dialogue between researchers, policymakers, and practitioners from Caucasus, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and beyond.
Day one of EPIC paid attention to COVID-19 response and digital learning. The conference opened with a keynote address from Margarita Focas Licht, Manager of the Partnerships Team at GPE and Valtencir Mendes, Senior Education Programme Lead at UNESCO.
The 12th KIX EAP Webinar took place on 30 March 2022. The webinar explored the linkages between Education and Development through the lens of Paulo Freire and joined the celebration of the centenary of the Brazilian educator. More than 170 participants from over 50 countries attended the event. The webinar was conducted in English with interpretation into Arabic and Russian.
On 16 September 2021, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) Europe, Asia and the Pacific (EAP) hub participated at the Education and Development Forum (UKFIET) symposium on “Global Public Goods and the KIX initiative: Opportunities and Challenges of Knowledge Production and Uptake at the National Level”.
KIX brings together 70 low- and middle-income countries that are partners of the Global Partnership for Education to identify common policy challenges and facilitate knowledge sharing and evidence building. KIX currently funds 36 projects across these 70 countries. Click through the countries in the map to learn about the work that is being done in each country.
Learning cycles, developed by the KIX Europe, Asia and Pacific hub, help education stakeholders access knowledge and build on it to address their…
There is a growing need for teacher training in West and Central African countries. In Niger, the government has taken a series of measures to…
As anyone who has ever struggled in school can attest, an excellent teacher can make all the difference in a student's learning outcomes. The…