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The 7th Meeting of Equitable Education Alliance (EEA): Budgeting and Financing Mechanisms for Increased Equity in Education

The 7th Meeting of Equitable Education Alliance (EEA): Budgeting and Financing Mechanisms for Increased Equity in Education

Please register in advance for this meeting. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the proceedings.


Background

Established in 2020, the Equitable Education Alliance (EEA) is a community of practitioners from organizations, government ministries, agencies, and NGOs who strive to push for a more inclusive and equitable educational system while enhancing the performance of existing equitable education organizations at all levels. The Alliance convenes at least two meetings annually to discuss and improve equity in education through collaborative efforts. A total of 14 countries[1] and 17 local and international organizations[2] have participated in these meetings, to date, and have shared expertise to promote and foster equity in education systems through the four main areas: 1) Legal Framework Policy Development; 2) Budgeting and Financing Mechanisms; 3) Delivery and Implementation Systems; and 4) Monitoring & Evaluation.

The 7th EEA Meeting highlights ‘Budgeting and Financing Mechanisms’ for more equitable opportunities in education from national to local level. The meeting consists of two parts, namely a public session and a closed-door session, the latter expressly for selected EEA members. The 7th Meeting aims to initiate potential collaborative opportunities and identify contact points that might together act as a basis for further development of EEA and to plan key activities for 2023.

The Equitable Education Hub website (EquityEdHub or EEH) was launched in late 2022 as a knowledge-sharing hub to enable learners from around the world to readily access content on several topics pertaining to the Alliance's goals towards improving equity in education through collaborative efforts, and by providing substantive and technical support to those in need. 

Objectives

Public Session:

  1. Showcase ‘Budgeting and Financing Mechanisms’ for more equitable opportunities in education from national to local level
  2. Showcase studies on inclusive education for students with disabilities from the Philippines
  3. Share knowledge and best practices to address equitable education from the area-based level and national level

Closed-Door Session (EEA members):

  1. Introduction of the new EEA members
  2. Report and discuss the progress of identified activities by lead organizations
  3. Identify potential collaboration opportunities, discuss initial ideas and decide on key activities for action for Q2–Q4 2023

Expected Participants

  • Local education administration, district directors, school principals and teachers and partners to promote equity in education
  • Potential EEA members, including government agencies, policymakers, NGOs, academics and like-minded organizations and countries
  • EEA members, including Member States, countries and organization representatives, practitioners, technical experts, and international agencies that work in practice for equitable education

Dates and Venue

For the public session (13.30–14.45 UTC+7) on 27 April 2023, please register in advance at the following Zoom link:
https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2ordrYUISx2nTejRbWOTkQ

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting together with the official meeting link.

Note: The capacity of the Zoom meeting is 500 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. The session will be livestreamed on the EEH Facebook page for English language and EEF Thailand Facebook page for Thai language. This is a bilingual session with a Thai translation service throughout the programme.

Contacts

Mr Papol Dhutikraikraing
Associate Project Officer
Literacy and Lifelong Learning Team
UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok
p.dhutikraikriang(at)unesco.org

Mr Ilja Riekki
Junior Professional Officer
Literacy and Lifelong Learning Team
UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok
i.riekki(at)unesco.org

Provisional Agenda

Facilitator: Mr Ilja Riekki, Junior Professional Officer, Literacy and Lifelong Learning Team, UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok

 

Time

Agenda Item

Content

5 min

Welcoming Remarks

Opening Note, Mr Anan Vichitanan, International Affairs Officer, Office of Innovation for Learning Opportunity, Equitable Education Fund (EEF) Thailand

40 min

Open Knowledge-Sharing Session

Budgeting and Financing Mechanisms for Equity in Education

Speaker 1
Needs-based Resourcing as a Tool for Alleviating the Effects of Social and Urban Segregation –  Ms Venla Bernelius, Leading Specialist, City of Helsinki, Docent, University of Helsinki

 

Speaker 2
Studies on Special Education Fund (SEF) and Financing Disability-Inclusive Education – Mr Henry Grageda, Project Management Specialist (Education), USAID Philippines

25 min

Q & A

Discussion and Q & A

5 min

Closing Remarks

Closing Note, Datuk Dr. Habibah Abdul Rahim, Director, SEAMEO Secretariat


[1] Australia, Canada, China, Finland, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Republic of Panama, Thailand, The United Kingdom, The United States, and Viet Nam.

[2] Australian Education Research Organization (AERO), Educate A Child (EAC), Equitable Education Fund (EEF) Thailand, Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), National Institute for Lifelong Education (NILE), Pratham, Promise Neighborhoods, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), SIL International, UNESCO Bangkok, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office, UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office (LACRO), UNICEF Thailand, VVOB - Education for Development, and World Bank.

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