The Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) has selected four new projects from its competitive call for proposals to generate and mobilize innovative knowledge for education challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean. Each project aims to build and mobilize knowledge so that national education systems in developing country contexts can address shared policy challenges related to improving access, quality and the performance of their systems.
Between April and June 2020, the regional KIX hub for Latin America and the Caribbean (KIX LAC) conducted a targeted study to identify key regional education challenges among the GPE partner countries that make up the hub. The hub then brought together national education policy makers from GPE partner countries, local education groups, and education experts to identify the region’s key education priorities, and share and validate results. Through this process, the hub identified the following priority areas: rural inequalities; context-specific capacity building efforts; and gender equity and inclusion in education planning and practice. In identifying the education challenges across the eight countries that make up the KIX LAC hub, this meeting, and the report, informed the local and regional research agenda and shaped the project proposals for the KIX LAC region.
The selected projects will address shared policy challenges and propose different approaches to increase the impact of education innovations in Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Saint Lucia. In particular, this cohort of projects looks to address inequalities in the region’s educational systems that have been exacerbated by COVID-19 in order to both school leaders and learners alike.
More information on each of KIX’ exciting new projects can be found below. More updates on their activities to follow:
- Digital Adaptations for Effective and Inclusive Distance Learning in Rural Communities in Honduras and Nicaragua
- Adapting and scaling peer tutoring for teachers and school leaders for equitable rural education
- Strategies to prevent sexual and gender-based violence and foster equity in rural schools
- Strengthening Teachers and School Principals´ Capacity for Scaling Innovation from the Bottom Up in the Education System in the Caribbean