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Reflections on Coronavirus: Ten propositions for educational planning and development

This blog was written by Keith Lewin, Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex, and Chair of the UKFIET Trustees. It outlines ideas which are developed more fully in the latest edition of Prospects: ‘Contingent reflections on coronavirus and priorities for educational planning and development’, published 26 June 2020. The […]

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Schoolchildren at  Sengezane Primary school are seen in class in this Monday , September,9 , 2016 photo  in  Matebeland South  Province.Several families in the area are struggling  and have resorted to one meal a day. According to the Zimbabwean government  more than four millon Zimbabweans  will need food aid assistance following the El Nino enduced drought that struck the Southern African Nation.The government, UN agencies including  UNICEF and other donors are appealing for millions of dollars in emergence support to  assist stricken families.UNICEF Zimbabwe says its funding gap remains above US $19 million(Copyright/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/UNICEF)

SDG4: Where is our sense of urgency?

This blog was written by Anja Nielsen, Senior Policy and Advocacy Advisor, Education and Youth at Unicef UK. In reading UNESCO’s new briefing Meeting Commitments: Are Countries on Track to Achieve SDG4?, I was struck by one sentence in particular. As the briefing draws to a close, it notes that ‘the generation that should finish […]

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The ‘Abidjan Principles’ on private involvement in education: A useful framework or a step too far?

This blog was written by the Global Schools Forum, a community of education entrepreneurs who are running and supporting innovative and inclusive schools in under-served markets. It was originally published on the Medium website on 25 March 2019. The 21st of March saw the release of the Abidjan Principles on the human rights obligations of States to […]

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‘Education system actors: strengthening inclusive practice’ – Interview on 2019 UKFIET conference theme

Interview with theme convenor of one of six 2019 UKFIET conference themes, ‘Education system actors: strengthening inclusive practice’: Lizzi Milligan, Senior Lecturer in Education and International Development, University of Bath. What excites you about the theme of ‘education system actors: strengthening inclusive practices’? There can be a tendency when looking at education systems to focus […]

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Why do internally displaced people get overlooked?

Dr Ruth Naylor, Senior international consultant with Education Development Trust, laments the lack of data on Internally Displaced People (IDPs). Fresh from UKFIET’s Education for Children Affected by Emergencies conference on 3rd October 2018, she considers the symbiotic relationship this has with policy and the public perceptions of refugees and IDPs.   I felt extremely […]

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