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ERF Congratulates Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela on being named SEAMEO Director

The Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Secretariat has selected Dr Ethel Agnes P. Valenzuela as its new Director. The Education Relief Foundation (ERF) congratulates both Dr Valenzuela and SEAMEO on her appointment as the organization’s 18th leader and the first woman to…
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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.


ERF events in pictures



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Latin America, Guatemala, Apr 2019     Middle East, Palestine, Mar 2019
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