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This Week at CEI

Three tips to help you design - and redesign - your program
by Jean Arkedis

As with any new agenda (and especially for “early adopters”), it takes time to turn principles into practice and distill lessons from the journey. At R4D, we’ve been on our own journey, using a mix of research and experimental methods — what we refer to as evaluation and adaptive learning — to design, test and adapt better programs.

For me, this journey started with our Transparency for Development (T4D) project a little over five years ago. Read more...

5 questions with 2017 WISE Awards winner: Luminos Fund's Speed School
by Duncan McCullough

CEI: How does the Luminos Fund team identify and pursue awards opportunities like WISE? What tips do you have for the 2018 cohort?

Caitlin Baron: We are always on the lookout to share our model with the international education community. The WISE Prize was a particularly appealing opportunity because of the organization's prestige in our field and the prospect of presenting the program at the annual WISE Summit. Read more...

Hope in the face of violence: Progress for Uganda's children
by Edwin Agaba

Such widespread violence is unacceptable and must spur further action. We must educate children on the importance of reporting and responding to violence against them and their friends in schools. Critically, we must also equip children in schools with the tools they need to report violence in schools to relevant authorities for appropriate action. Read more...

Funding Opportunities

The Early Childhood Innovation Prize
Deadline: 22 December, 2017

New challenge from Open IDEO brings together innovators of all types to collaboratively solve the urgent question: how might we maximize every child’s potential during their first three years of life? New, early stage, and advanced innovators are invited to apply for up to $1M in funding awards.

Sign On For Literacy Prize
Deadline: 16, February 2018

All Children Reading's Sign On For Literacy global prize competition seeks technology-based innovations to increase sign language and literacy outcomes for deaf children in low resource settings. Innovations should provide greater access to local sign languages, early grade reading materials, and/or reading instruction by engaging families, schools, and communities.

Learning Think Pieces – Call for submissions
Deadline: 26 November, 2017

The UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Regional Office is commissioning a series of Think Pieces that aim to promote fresh and cutting-edge thinking on how to improve the quality of education in the ESA region.

Upcoming Events

Young in the City: Addressing the Sexual, Reproductive, and Maternal Health of Urban Adolescents and Youth
20 November, 2017 - 9:30 am - Washington, DC, and Online

Join the Wilson Center and Save the Children on November 20 for a panel discussion on the unique sexual, reproductive, and maternal health issues faced by adolescents and youth growing up in cities. Panelists will share research and programs that address adolescent and youth needs and experiences in urban areas across different ages and life-stages, including very young adolescents, older adolescents, and young mothers.

World Bank Group Youth Summit 2017: Technology and Innovation for Impact
4-5 December, 2017 - Washington, DC and Online

The Summit invites youth who are passionate about expanding the positive impact technology is having in the lives of all. Attendance at the Summit is open to youth aged 18-35 from around the world. The Summit will include dynamic high-level plenary sessions, workshops, and an innovation-pitch competition.

"Preparing For Scale" webinar series: Understanding and managing your customers effectively
11 December, 2017 - 04:00 pm GMT - Online

The EY “Preparing for Scale” webinar series aims to support impact entrepreneurs and their management teams to overcome barriers to growth.

Global Education News

A positive start from new DFID head, aid insiders say
by Sophie Edwards

LONDON — The first public statement from the United Kingdom's new secretary of state for international development has been greeted with cautious optimism by members of the aid community, one of whom described it as a “breath of fresh air” for the embattled department. Read more...

Ghana’s Patrick receives 2017 WISE Prize for Education
by Amraiz Khan

DOHA  - The prestigious WISE Prize for Education has been presented to Dr Patrick Awuah, founder and president of Ashesi University College, Ghana .

Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, presented the prize and cash award of $500,000 to Patrick Awuah at the opening session of the eighth World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha, Qatar, before an audience of 2,000 participants from 100 countries. Read more...


Photo Credit: UN Photo/Albert González Farran

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