When: Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. ET
Where: National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045
More information: http://informingthefuture.eventbrite.com/
Experts from AIR’s International Development Program will participate in the Educational Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP) event, Informing the Future: Ten Years of Experience in Global Education in Development on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at the National Press Club. Sponsored by the USAID-funded EQUIP123program, the one-day symposium centers around facilitated discussions for practitioners, researchers, donors, and academia to share experiences from around the globe and discuss the future of donor-assisted education in development.
The event’s opening plenary lunch will be followed by three concurrent thematic discussions, closing report-out, and reception. The thematic discussions will address:
- Measuring and Improving Learning for All
- Sustaining and Scaling-up Change: New Knowledge and Understanding for the Future
- Youth, Gender, and Conflict: Making Education and Employment A Reality for the Hardest to Reach
Jane Benbow, a vice president at AIR and director of its International Development Program, will present during the opening plenary, Measuring and Improving Learning for All. Dr. Benbow’s presentation will discuss how EQUIP1 has addressed measuring and improving learning for all via Leader Award research and Associate Award implementation. Howard Williams, a managing director at AIR, will moderate the discussion and also report out the group’s key findings in the closing plenary session.
Representatives from EQUIP2 and EQUIP3 will present their program’s approach in the session, Sustaining and Scaling-up Change: New Knowledge and Understanding for the Future, which will be facilitated by AIR principal project specialist Larry Goldman. EQUIP representatives will also present the program’s approach in Youth, Gender, and Conflict: Making Education and Employment A Reality for the Hardest to Reach, which will be moderated by Brad Strickland, a managing project specialist at AIR, and facilitated by Grace Akukwe, a principal project specialist at AIR.
EQUIP is a combination of three programs that foster improved educational quality in countries around the world:
- EQUIP1: Building Educational Quality in the Classroom, Schools, and Local Community
- EQUIP2: Educational Policy, Systems, and Management
- EQUIP3: Learning and Earning for Out-of-school Youth
Additionally, EQUIP Leader Award Activities are designed to increase knowledge about educational quality globally, and the Associate Award Activities are undertaken at the request of USAID missions, regional bureaus, or pillar bureaus.
For more information, and to RSVP, visit the event website.