Update: Accelerating Learning Recovery and Transforming Education in South-East Asia through Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (SDG 4)
UNESCO and partners advocate for regional learning recovery and transformation of education systems at Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD), 12 – 14 September, Bangkok
—The Thematic Solutions Forum, ‘Accelerating Learning Recovery and Transforming Education in South-East Asia through Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (SDG 4)’ will focus on the critical urgency of South-South and Triangular Cooperation for meeting the goals of the 2030 Education Agenda—
Within the framework of the Global South-South Development (GSSD) Expo 2022, taking place 12 to 14 September in Bangkok, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) are jointly organizing the hybrid Thematic Solutions Forum, Accelerating the Learning Recovery and Transforming Education in South-East Asia through Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (SDG 4)’, Mon., 12 September, 15.25 – 16.40 (GMT+7).
South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) among countries of the Global South – as well as additional multi-stakeholder partnerships – is a fundamental mechanism for effective reform and transformation of education systems in Asia and the Pacific. SSTC is indeed one of the primary means by which countries in the region are able to learn from one another through technical cooperation, knowledge sharing and mutual support.
Focusing on multi-stakeholder partnerships to accelerate Sustainable Development Goal 4 (the ‘Education SDG’) through the effective reform and transformation of education systems, the Thematic Solutions Forum, Accelerating Learning Recovery, has the following goals:
• Raise awareness and enhance the understanding of how SSTC is accelerating learning recovery and supporting the transformation of education systems
• Demonstrate SSTC best practices to accelerate learning recovery and transformation of education for learners today and in the future
• Mobilize multi-stakeholder partnerships to raise political ambition, action, and solutions
• Increase stakeholder commitment to the transformation of education systems in the South-East Asia region, as well as globally through SSTC
• Present successful SSTC solutions for education in the areas of (i) equity and inclusion; (ii) technology and digital transformation; and (iii) learning assessment in South-East Asia. Presentations will be made by intergovernmental organizations that are exemplary mechanisms for SSTC in the field of education, such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), among others.
• Explore areas that provide great potential for SSTC partnerships in the framework of learning recovery and transforming education systems in South-East Asia, and consider examples of successful SSTC partnerships from the region that could be scaled and replicated by others.
The Thematic Solutions Forum is organized by the Learning and Education 2030+ Networking Group (LE2030+), which is the regional mechanism of the United Nations for coordinating the implementation and monitoring of SDG 4 of the 2030 Education Agenda, and an important platform for regional SSTC. Strong regional and sub-regional coordination for education in the Asia and the Pacific through the LE2030+ dynamically promotes multi-stakeholder partnerships and continues to efficiently and effectively facilitate SSTC throughout the region.
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Mr Peter Prix, UN Partnership Officer, Executive Office
UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education