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6-7 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...

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8 December 2017: Global Stakeholder Forum

Following the four meetings on African, Asian, European & North American and Latin American meetings, a high-level forum will be hosted by ERF and...

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A policy paper with recommendations from ERF's meeting with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SEAMEO) will be presented at the SEAMEO High Officials Meeting (HOM) on Nov 29th 2017, to take note of and support. The ministers will endorse or approve after the HOM by ad referendum.

Media

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Panama’s Radio station Tele Metro Radio (104.1 FM)

On October 28th, Shaikh Manssour Bin Mussalam was interviewed on Jossie Jimenez’s show, “The New Topic” on Panama’s Radio station Tele Metro Radio (104.1 FM). The live interview focused on understanding ERF’s four pillars - intraculturalism, transdisciplinarity, dialecticism and contextuality towards balanced and inclusive education. In addition, Manssour Bin Mussalam spoke about the importance of the work that was done in the Balanced and Inclusive Education Latin American Summit in Panama held on October 26 & 27, 2017.

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John de Leon’s show “La Ventana” on Radio Panama (94.5FM)

John de Leon’s show “La Ventana” on Radio Panama (94.5FM) interviewed several members who attended the Balanced and Inclusive Education Latin American Summit in Panama held on October 26 & 27, 2017. 

Interviews were held with the following participants:

  • Dra. Emilsa Maribel Solares Castillo (Minister of Education Guatemala, Subdirector of Human Resource Training, Administration of Quality Management Education (DIGECADE)), speaks about a program in Guatemala on how to reduce digital divide and her thoughts on the path moving forward after this regional conference.
  • Dra. Rosa Carranza Rojas (Minister of Education Costa Rica, Director of Curriculum Development) speaks about how to use the concepts discussed in the regional conference to implement them in the education system in the LatAm countries. In addition, she speaks about a new innovative educational strategy implemented in Costa Rica.
  • Mayra Rios Cabrales (Coordinator of Certification for Panama Bilingue), speaks about ERFs four pillars and how each of the participants share the similar challenges, situations and dreams in the education arena.
  • Dr. Joel Gómez (Center for Applied Linguistics, President), speaks about the success in reuniting several LatAm ministers of education to discuss their thoughts on balanced and inclusive education and share best practices. Dr. Gómez also speaks on finding balance in cultural entities and migration and its alignment with education. 
  • Shaikh Manssour Bin Mussallam (The Education Relief Foundation, President), speaks about how these regional conferences are to find a common language to discuss about the four pillars - intraculturalism, transdisciplinarity, dialecticism and contextuality towards balanced and inclusive education. In addition, Mussallam speaks to creating a network of stakeholder (government, private entities or civil servants) so that balanced and inclusive education “take a life of its own”.

To listen to the interviews please visit: http://player.radiopanama.com.pa/?autoplay=true

Thursday 9th November 21:15 (CET) Geneva time 

Monday 13th November 21:15 (CET) Geneva time 

In the Press

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

Ochieng' O Benny06 October 2017 Issue No:206. African universities and entire education systems need to embrace 'balanced and inclusive education' to produce forward-looking graduates capable of tackling the continent’s socio-economic challenges and of adapting to changing global trends. This was the view of experts gathered in Lagos, Nigeria, from 25-26 July for a regional conference on 'balanced and inclusive education', intended to gather ideas on how to achieve inclusivity and develop policies to ensure its uptake. Read full article here.

The future of higher education is 'balanced and inclusive'

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