The GEM Report at CIES 2023

The GEM Report is involved in over ten events at the CIES conference this year. Next week, join us in person at one of the events below.

Monday 20 February

  1. Launch of the 2024/5 GEM Report concept note on leadership and education (4:45-6:15 pm EST): Manos Antoninis will describe the approach and objectives of the 2024/5 GEM Report. The concept note will kick-off a series of consultations on the topic and a call for expressions of interest to contribute background papers for the report. Karen Mundy of the University of Toronto and Jef Peeraer of VVOB will respond to the concept note.
  2. Non-state actors in education in South Asia (2:45 to 4:15pm EST): The growing influence of non-state actors in the education sector across South Asia presents opportunities and challenges that need to be unpacked to help achieve SDG 4. Priya Joshi will join the GEM Report’s 2022 South Asia regional report partners to discuss the implications of non-state involvement on the sector, including on governance and finance and its influences on policymaking and provision.

Tuesday 21 February

  1. Tools for analysing education systems (2:45 to 4:15pm EST): Discover the online tool that tells the story behind the data: SCOPE. Join Jo Kiyenje and the RISE Programme to discover a new tool for analysing education system: learning trajectories. Hear how the website shows the different proficiency levels achieved at each grade and what it teaches us about foundational learning.
  2. SDG 4 Scorecard: How fast are countries transforming their education? (4:45-6:15 pm EST): Manos Antoninis and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics Director Silvia Montoya will talk you through the new 2023 SDG 4 Scorecard. The session will share expert insights into the development of new indicators in the SDG 4 monitoring framework linked to the Transforming Education Summit.

Wednesday 22 February

  1. Shadow education in Asia: Complexities and dynamics in access and equity (8:00 to 9:30am EST): Priya Joshi will share insights into the 2021/2 GEM Report and 2022 South Asia Regional Report on non-state actors in a panel discussion focused on the natures and roles of the so-called shadow education provision of private supplementary tutoring.
  2. Leaving no one behind: Ensuring equitable finance for all children to learn (9:45 to 11:15am EST): Manos Antoninis will chair a panel on equitable financing convened by the Global Partnership for Education. The session will emphasize the global commitment to leave no one behind.
  3. Transforming education by delivering foundational learning in Africa (9:45-11:15 am EST): Join Jo Kiyenje and the Executive Director of ADEA, Albert Nsengiyumva, among others on Wednesday for a discussion with key contributors to the 2022 Spotlight report. The presentations will showcase country cases that illuminate key findings and highlight mechanisms for advancing knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision making.
  4. Philanthropy and technology in education (1:30-3:30 pm EST): Manos Antoninis will join a panel on technology philanthropy convened by NORRAG. It will address points at the intersection between the 2021/2 GEM Report on non-state actors in education and the 2023 GEM Report on technology and education due to be launched this July. The panel will be chaired by Gita Steiner-Khamsi of Teachers’ College.
  5. Building more inclusive education systems through public-private collaboration (3:15 to 4:45pm EST): The 2021/2 GEM Report called on governments to see all institutions, students and teachers as part of a single system, echoing the key message of the 2020 GEM Report on inclusion. Priya will be the discussant on a panel convened by the Global Schools Forum. The session will highlight examples of how state and non-state actors are working together to advance equity and inclusion in education in various contexts.



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