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RECENT EVENTS

12

January

Saturday

12-17 January 2019: ERF delegation’s official visit to Djibouti

The ERF delegation, led by its president Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam, has arrived in the Republic of Djibouti on the 12th January 2019 at the...

 Djibouti, Republic of Djibouti
20

November

Tuesday

20-22 November 2018: ERF II ForumBIE 2030

On 22 November 2018, in the context of the II ForumBIE 2030 , representatives of Ministries of Education, International Agencies, Academic Bodies,...

 59670 Zamora, Mexico City - Mexico
21

February

Wednesday

21 February 2018: Guest Speaker Lecture - The Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations

The Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations is committed to bridging the gap between theory and practice in the field of International...

 Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations Château de Penthes 18, chemin de L’Impératrice 1292 Pregny/Geneva Switzerland
07

December

Thursday

7 December 2017: EU & North American Stakeholder Meeting

During 2017, ERF and its partners namely the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) , The Nigerian Academy of Science , the...

  150 Route de Ferney, 1218 Geneva -Switzerland

Highlights from 2018

The Education Relief Foundation (ERF), jointly with the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) of the United Mexican States, organised the II ForumBIE 2030 on the 20-22 November 2018 in Mexico City. 80 Stakeholders of SDG4 from around the globe have come to attend the second high-level international conference.

The Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies, and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education is a series of publications (Global Guide Series) to provide the most comprehensive and effective framework for operationalisation to stakeholders, across sectors, regions, and contexts.

A historic document, the International Call on Balanced and Inclusive Education is a testament to the inevitable necessity of confederating efforts to face our common challenges and answer our collective aspirations. 36 signatories constituting over 570 Ministries of Education, Academic Bodies and Civil Society Organisations from over 80 countries.

Spotlight

Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam - International Call on Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE) signing ceremony closing remarks

On 22 November 2018, in the context of the II ForumBIE 2030, representatives of Ministries of Education, International Agencies, Academic Bodies, and Civil Society Organisations convened in Mexico City to sign the International Call on Balanced and Inclusive Education (ICBIE), based upon the Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies, and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education (Global Guide) which was launched on 21 November.

An expression of a collective aspiration for the realisation of Balanced and Inclusive Education for all, the signatories called for the research, development and implementation of Balanced and Inclusive Education globally. A historic document, the ICBIE is a testament to the inevitable necessity of confederating efforts to face our common challenges and answer our collective aspirations.

Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussallam - Launch of the Global Guide on BIE

The Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies, and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education is a series of publications (Global Guide Series) to provide the most comprehensive and effective framework for operationalisation to stakeholders, across sectors, regions, and contexts.

Launched on 21 November 2018 at the II ForumBIE 2030, this publication is the result of ERF’s collaboration with its Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG) and other leading international experts to deliver on its commitment to prepare a Global Guide for Balanced and Inclusive Education within a year of the I ForumBIE 2030.

 

In the Press

LA NATION | 25 Nov 2018 [DJIBOUTI] Le ministre de l’Éducation nationale et de la Formation professionnelle, Moustapha Mohamed Mahamoud, a pris part au second forum international sur l’Éducation inclusive (Forum BIE 2030) qui s’est déroulé du 20 au 22 novembre 2018 à Mexico City, la capitale du Mexique.

México, 20 Nov.- El subsecretario de Planeación, Evaluación y Coordinación de la Secretaría de Educación Pública (SEP), Antonio Ávila Díaz, expuso que la reforma educativa es una de las más grandes a nivel mundial, porque involucra a 36 millones de estudiantes mexicanos.

By Joel Adriano | 14 July 2017 [BANGKOK] Experts on education, meeting this month (5—6 July) in the Thai capital, acknowledged the urgent need to provide students with a curriculum that is balanced, inclusive and compatible with 21st century ideas. Read full article here.

Call for balanced, inclusive global education

By Ochieng' Ogodo | 14 August 2017 [LAGOS] The African higher education research agenda has principally focused on academic and scientific objectives not tailored to the continent's development needs, a meeting has heard.Read full article here

Making education relevant to African development

By Ochieng' Ogodo | 4 September 2017 [LAGOS] African science academies largely provide evidence-based scientific advice for policymaking but also need to influence educational systems to produce scientifically -and entrepreneurship-oriented graduates, a conference has heard.Read full article here.

Science academies should influence education in Africa

By Chukwuma Muanya | 27 July 2017 Determined to meet the Sustainable Development Goal Four (SDG4) of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS), the Education Relief Foundation (ERF) and the International Council of Science (ICSU) have proffered solutions.Read full article here. 

Science academies, ERF advance SDG4

By Oyeyemi Gbenga-Mustapha | 10 August 2017 Africa can overcome challenges mounted against achieving the Education for All goal. This was the summary of a two-day regional stakeholders' consultative meeting on balanced and inclusive education held in Lagos.Read full article here.

Scientists, NGO discuss regional educational development

GENEVA (8 December 2017) - Education experts meeting at the United Nations in Geneva have agreed on a framework aimed at reforming school systems around the world, based on balanced and inclusive education.

By Anusha Rajamani | 1 February 2018 [Geneva] Leaders and experts in education, met at the United Nations in Geneva to acknowledge and endorse the urgent need to a pragmatic solution in implementing and monitoring the Sustainable Development Goal 4 target 7 (SDG4.7).
UN Special Magazine (February 2018)

UN Special - February 2018

ERF events in pictures

 

   
II ForumBIE 2030 - Mexico City, Nov 2018     I ForumBIE 2030 - Geneva, Dec 2017
   
Southeast Asia - Bangkok, 5-6 Jul 2017      Africa - Nigeria, 25-26 Jul 2017
   
Latin America - Panama, 26-27 Oct 2017     Global North - Geneva, 7 Dec 2017