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Recent Plenaries, Keynotes and invited Contribution
May 9th, Brussels. Meeting in Brussels with Parliamentarians, VVOB (Belgian Aid), Plan International, and other NGOs. This event is planned around a panel discussion on girl’s education and EFA with Keith and Carol Bellamy (formerly Executive Director of UNICEF and Chair of Board of Directors of the multi donor trust fund formally known as the Fast Track Initiative) and Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Winner 2011.
April 22nd-27th 2012, Puerto Rico
Keith Lewin will speak at the 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) of North America on Changing Patterns of Access and their Implications for Policy
Date: April 1st-8th 2012
Addis Ababa Keith Lewin was in Ethiopia at the invitation of the Ministry of Education and DFID to present research findings from CREATE and from Young Lives. The Hon Minister Ato Demeke Mekonnen opened the conference and Keith delivered the opening plenary.
Date: March 14th 2012. London International Development Centre
Keith Lewin presented a seminar at the Education and International Development Seminar Series of the LIDC on Research Insights from the Consortium for Research on Educational Access, Transitions and Equity and its Implications for Policy
Date: February 25th, 2012. Hong Kong
The Making Rights Realities synthesis of CREATE’s research was presented as the opening plenary at the 2012 Annual Conference of the Hong Kong Comparative Education Society at the University of Hong Kong to an audience of about 100 faculty and students from HK (SAR), and China and Taiwan. Two further seminars were presented on Taking Indicators to Task (Hong Kong University, February 28th), and on Changing Patterns of Access (February 29th at the Hong Kong Institute of Education).
Date: February 8th-10th. AUSAID, Canberra, Australia.
Australian Aid have made extensive use of concepts and outputs from CREATE in developing their new Strategy Paper for Aid to Education which was published in November 2011. Subsequently AUSAID organised a three day retreat for its Education Advisors and asked Keith to provide core inputs and the opening plenary. AUSAID plans to adapt the CREATE Zones of exclusion and other aspects of the conceptual framework and analytic techniques to shape its $5Billion assistance programme focused on South and South East Asia and the Pacific.
Date: 27th January 2012. NZ AID, Wellington, New Zealand.
Seminar at the offices of New Zealand Aid with education team members reviewing findings from CREATE and relevance to NZAID programme which focuses on Pacific Island States.
Date: December 5th-6th 2011 Brussels
Event: Core plenary to VVOB and Educaid.be. The VVOB is the Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance, a quasi-governmental organisation. Commissioned by the Flemish and the Belgian governments, it contributes to the quality of education in developing countries. Making Rights Realities was presented to an audience of about 200 development professionals. The days events included discussion of the CREATE research findings and their implications for Belgian technical cooperation.
Date: October 19th-25th, 2011 Beijing
Event: Chinese Comparative and International Society biennial International Conference, Beijing. Plenary presentation of Making Rights Realities based on CREATE research findings. The Research Monograph PTA 61 Education and Change in Rich, Poor and National Minority Areas in China: Two Decades of Transition has now been published and launched at the conference. The MRR synthesis is being translated into Chinese for publication in the Chinese Journal of Comparative Education.
Dates 11th 13th September, 2011 Oxford
Event: Making Rights Realities was launched to the UK education and development constituency at the UKFIET Conference at New College Oxford 12th-15th September. This Symposium was based on two special editions of journals devoted to CREATE. These are Access, Equity and Transitions in Education in Low Income Countries for the International Journal of Educational Development. Vol 31:4 and Access to Basic Education in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia Policies, Politics and Progress Journal of Educational Policy Vol 26:4
Date: 5 – 9 September 2011 New York
Event: Keith Lewin launched the CREATE synthetic report Making Rights Realitiesat the Extended Retreat for UNICEF Education staff in New York September 5th-9th. This 70 page document provides a narrative giving an overview of research findings and list all of the research products. It projects the CREATE Twelve Point Development Programme as a basis for policy dialogue.
Date: August 1st-6th, 2011 Nairobi
Event: Annual meeting of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa. Invited external speaker to 350 delegates. Paper on analysis of performance of 500,000 candidates undertaken with the Kenya National Examinations Council leading to inputs into national feedback systems that provide information to schools and candidates on patterns of performance and their correlates.
Date: 25 – 29 July 2011, Johannesburg
Event: CREATE held its three day dissemination event for South Africa at the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Johannesburg in July. The Deputy Minister of Education opened the conference, 15 researchers presented papers, and the Director General and his senior management team addressed an invited audience of about 100. CREATE partners from India, Bangladesh and Ghana also contributed. Three analytic books synthesising CREATE research in South Africa, India and Bangladesh were launched at this event. The conferences were followed by two further days in the National Department discussing findings and engaging in policy dialogue.
Date: 7 – 8 May 2011
National Education Conference, Bangladesh. CREATE and the Institute of Education and Development, BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh co-organised an event with CAMPE to focus on education prospects in the fifth decade of Bangladesh (2011-21). CREATE outputs were featured. Attended by The Education Minister, Nurul Islam Nahid.
Date: May 6th-9th,2011, Delhi
Event: Rastriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyan inception conference for the $800 million programme to expand secondary schooling in India organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the World Bank, and DFID. Presentation in plenary based on demographic and financial and State level perspective plans using models developed by Keith Lewin with MHRD.
Date: 1-5 May 2011
Keith Lewin attended the North American Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada. Keith presented a paper on co-authored with Ricardo Sabates (PTA No 52).
Date: 22-23 Feb 2011
Event: CREATE Symposium at NUEPA, Delhi to consolidate and celebrate its work. The programme included research outputs from its partners and disseminated over 50 research products, Delhi, India.
Date: 2-3 Feb 2011
Event: 11th Meeting of the Education for All Working Group, UNESCO, Paris, France. Keith Lewin was invited to join International Working Group for EFA which meets annually prior to the High Level Group meeting which this year will return to Jomtien, Thailand. Keith also visited the International Institute for Educational Planning and agreed a contract to write a book on access, equity and educational quality in development.