20-22 November 2018: ERF II ForumBIE 2030

The Education Relief Foundation, jointly with the representatives of Ministries of Education, International Agencies, Academic Bodies, and Civil...

 59670 Zamora, Mexico City - Mexico



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



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



8 December 2017: Global Stakeholder Forum, United Nations - Geneva

Education experts and stakeholders endorse principles for global guide on Balanced and Inclusive Education GENEVA (8 December 2017) – Education...

 Palais des Nations, 1211 Genève

Highlight from 2017

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


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

On October 28th, Sheikh 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. Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussalam spoke about the importance of the work that was done in the Latin American Regional Consultation Meeting on Balanced and Inclusive Education in Panama held on October 26 & 27, 2017.

 Radio Panama La Ventana

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

Interviews were broadcast on Thursday 9th November 21:15 (CET) Geneva time & Monday 13th November 21:15 (CET) Geneva time. Please contact us if you would like to access the recordings of these interviews. 


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Coup de Projecteur, Radio Lac Geneva

Interview was broadcast on Friday 1st December 09:50 (CET) Geneva time. Please contact us if you would like to access the recordings of the interview.


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 Benny | 06 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'

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

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.

Regional Stakeholder Consultations for BIE - 2017 in Pictures


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Southeast Asia - Bangkok, 5-6th July 2017  Africa - Nigeria, 25-26th July 2017
IMG 0075 Geneva meeting with logo
Latin America -Panama, 26-27th October 2017 Global North - Geneva, 7th December 2017