The GEM Report at CIES 2019


More than 2,500 education professionals will be in San Francisco next week for the 63rd Comparative and International Education Society’s conference under the theme ‘Education for Sustainability’. The Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report is joining the crowd, taking part in no fewer than seven events over the four days as detailed in the card below.

On Monday, we will have the opportunity to present the 2019 GEM Report Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls. The 2018 National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning, along with Associate Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School, Sarah Dryden-Peterson; Senior Education Specialist at Global Affairs Canada, Dan Thakur; and Executive Director, Office of Civic Engagement and Immigrant Affairs for the city of San Francisco, Adrienne Pon, will present their perspectives, from local to global.

Earlier in the day we will also be taking part in an event to present our analysis of aid financing for refugee education, mapping the two key international databases against each other.

On Tuesday, as part of a series running throughout the conference to celebrate UNESCO and the multilateral system and to highlight concerns arising when countries question their value, a plenary session will bring together the GEM Report and the UNESCO Institute of Statistics to discuss past contributions towards international education goals, current approaches as well as future challenges and strategies.

In a second session, we will present our approach to compiling and summarizing information on countries’ policies towards inclusive education and targeted financing for equity, as part of the 2020 GEM Report.

On Wednesday, key experts will join the GEM Report team to discuss initial findings from the forthcoming 2019 Gender Report at a panel discussion linked to our recent paper on the intersections between education, migration and displacement.

Later that day, we will be presenting a new model to estimate school completion rates from multiple sources, a key outcome of SDG target 4.1.

On Thursday, our session will take a deep dive into the education implications of internal migration with expert inputs and a focus on China, a central case study in Chapter 2 of the 2019 GEM Report.

Team members attending will be calling on those present to participate in the ongoing GEM Report consultation on the future theme of the 2022 version of the GEM Report. So far, we have selected as themes the links between education and sustainable development (2016), accountability (2017/8), migration and displacement (2019), inclusion (2020) and non-state actors (2021). Open to all, this consultation aims to gauge public opinion to feed into the discussion on the 2022 Report theme at the GEM Report’s Advisory Board in June.

GEM Report Events at CIES

CIES 2019 Program

The GEM REPORt will be at CIES



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