Upcoming Events: A Look At The Month Ahead

Wambui Munge

March is going to be a busy month for CEI and Results for Development Institute (R4D).

Below is a preview of where we'll be, and what we'll be doing:

Catch Us At CIES 2015!

One of the biggest events on the global education calendar, the Comparative and International Education Society’s (CIES) annual conference will be held in Washington, D.C. from 8-13 March. R4D will be at CIES to share what we’ve learned about education innovations, new financing models, the costs of out-of-school children, and post-2015 education goals. Read more here.

Emerging Trends in Early Childhood Development

The 2015 Institute for Global Education Diplomacy will highlight education initiatives, programs and projects which serve as models for education diplomacy to illustrate what education diplomacy looks like in action and bring forward best practices. CEI will present on emerging trends in Early Childhood Development (ECD) innovations on Saturday, 7 March, from 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Read more here.

Investing in Education: Roundtable Discussion

On Monday, 9 March, R4D, Fabretto Children's Foundation, FormarHub Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson Center's Latin America Program will host a roundtable discussion around optimum education programs and delivery as well as innovative funding and financing strategies for investment in education. While conversation will span all education levels, most of the discussion will be focused on investments that ultimately serve to benefit the poor in low and middle income countries in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. (For more information, contact R4D Education Communications Officer, Wambui Munge).

New Directions for Research in Youth Development and Secondary Education

On Monday, 9 March, the CIES Youth Development and Education Special Interest Group (SIG) and FHI 360 will sponsor a panel dialogue and networking event to increase understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing young people and debate new directions for youth development and secondary education. R4D will present on skills for employability alongside representatives from the World Bank, FHI 360 and University of KwaZulu Natal. The event will be held from 4:45pm-6:30pm at Greeley Hall, FHI 360, 1825 Connecticut Ave., Washington DC. (For more information, and to RSVP, please contact David Balwanz).

R4D and EFA Global Monitoring Report: Financing Gap Policy Paper Launch

The post-2015 education agenda presents an opportunity for new financial commitments, including both domestic resources and international development assistance. A new policy paper, produced by the team that publishes the annual EFA Global Monitoring Report, has estimated the costs of achieving some of the key new education targets in low and lower middle income countries. On Wednesday, 11 March, R4D will host the launch of the paper at a reception event bringing together representatives of governments, foundations, think tanks, NGOs and multilateral organizations engaged in international education and development. (For more information, contact R4D Education Communications Officer, Wambui Munge).

Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG)

From 14-15 March, the Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally (iYCG) of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, in partnership with the Centre for Health Education and Health Promotion and Wu Yee Sun College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, will conduct an interactive public workshop featuring presentations and discussions that highlight the science and economics of coordinating investments in children. On 15 March, R4D will present on barriers to financing investment in Early Childhood Development (ECD). Register here to access the live webcast.

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