The KIX EAP hub organised an online workshop on March 23 and 24, 2022, on how to source, conceptualise, and use education data from international sources to address gaps in current data regimes. The workshop approached this issue from both a global and regional perspective, with an emphasis on education inequalities. Each day consisted of two-hour sessions led by James Shoobridge, Senior Education and Information Systems Adviser. The workshop engaged different education stakeholders, including education officers at all ministry levels, academics, and policy experts. Following a call for applications, the workshop counted 51 participants (51% women) from 14 KIX EAP countries.
The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to explore existing global and local education data and how to use data to identify gaps and inequalities in their education systems. Participants were introduced to a range of global online data platforms; types of data; and how data is disaggregated, exported, and displayed for different audiences. It was an opportunity to learn more about the structures of data systems in KIX EAP countries as well as how education management information systems can be strengthened to account for data and address equity issues related to education access, participation, and learning outcomes.