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13th Regional Meeting of National EFA Coordinators: The Big Push

26-27 February 2013
Imperial Queen's Park Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand

The 13th Regional Meeting of National EFA Coordinators: The Big Push, continues from the series of past regional meetings of national EFA coordinators in Asia-Pacific, and is a follow up to the Global EFA Meeting (GEM) that took place in November 2012, Paris, France.

To help generate the "Big Push" to speed up EFA progress, the meeting took on a pragmatic and analytical approach, focusing on feasible and prioritized actions to accelerate EFA progress at the country level between now and 2015. At the same time, the meeting served as a venue for country representatives to become familiarized with the national EFA review process and to discuss about the role of education in the post-2015 development agenda.

Participants of the meeting included National EFA Coordinators from countries in the Asia-Pacific region, education officials, and EFA partners.

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For more information, please refer to the meeting Terms of Reference below.

Meeting documents

Terms of Reference (pdf)
Meeting Agenda (pdf)
List of Participants (pdf)
Country Report Guidelines (pdf)
Country Reports (html)
List of Promising National Initiatives for EFA Acceleration (pdf)
GEM Statement 2012 (pdf)
Concept Note: National EFA 2015 Review (pdf)
The Big Push: Key Outcomes and Follow-Up Actions (pdf)

 

 

DAY 1

OPENING SESSION

Opening Remarks
Mr. Gwang-Jo Kim, Director, UNESCO Bangkok - Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Koji Tawara, Representative of the Ambassador of Japan to Thailand, Embassy of Japan in Thailand

Welcome Remarks
Mr. Sombat Suwanpitak, Secretary General, Thai National Commission for UNESCO


Presentation: Regional EFA Status - Need for a Big Push (pptx)
Mr. Abdul Hakeem, UNESCO Bangkok

CASE PRESENTATIONS and Q&A

Financing Education (pdf)
Ms. Tran Thi Kim Lien, Ministry of Education and Training, Viet Nam

Quality of Education (pdf)
Ms. Usha Rane, Pratham India

Alternative/Flexible Schooling (pdf)
Mr. Jesus L. R. Mateo, Department of Education, Philippines

Innovative & Flexible Learning/Skills Development
Mr. Mechai Viravaidya, Mechai Viravaidya Foundation (MVF), Mechai Pattana School

Governance (pdf)
Ms. Lydia Hawadi, Ministry of Education, Indonesia

Partnerships (Government and NGO) (pdf)
Mr. Ashraful Islam, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

Equity and Inclusion (pdf)
Mr. Wang Li, INRULED, China

THEMATIC GROUP DISCUSSION

Introduction to Thematic Group Discussions (pptx)
Mr. Gwang-Chol Chang, UNESCO Bangkok

Alternative/Flexible Learning Programmes (ALPs) in Asia-Pacific (pptx)
(presentation made during group discussions)
Mr.Ichiro Miyazawa, UNESCO Bangkok

DAY 2

REPORT BACK: THEMATIC GROUP DISCUSSION ON EFA ACCELERATION

Summary of EFA Acceleration - Thematic Group Discussions (pptx)
Mr. Gwang-Chol Chang, UNESCO Bangkok

Financing Education (ppt)

Improving Learning (Quality) (pptx)

Alternative/Flexible Schooling (pptx)

Governance (pptx)

Partnerships (pptx)

Equity and Inclusion (pptx)

 

2015 EFA REVIEW
Presentation: Past EFA Reviews and Assessments (pptx)
Mr. Ko-Chih Tung, UIS Asia-Pacific (former Regional Advisor)
Mr. Roshan Bajracharya, UIS Asia-Pacific
Mr. Devashish Dutta, UNICEF EAPRO

Presentation: 2015 EFA Review Concept, Process and Strategies (ppt)
Mr. Nyi Nyi Thaung, UNESCO Paris

Group Activity - Instructions and Roles (ppt)
Mr. Roshan Bajracharya
Mr. Shailendra Sigdel, UIS New Delhi

 

PLENARY: GROUP ACTIVITY - 2015 EFA REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT

Report Back: Mekong (pptx)

Report Back: Insular South-East Asia (pptx)

Report Back: South Asia (pptx)

Report Back: CSO (pptx)


Presentation: Learning Metrics Framework and Linkage with EFA Review to Measure Quality Issues (ppt)
Mr. Albert Motivans, UIS Montreal

 

DISCUSSIONS ON THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

Presentation: What Education of the Future? (pptx)
Ms. Margarete Sachs-Israel, UNESCO Bangkok


KEY OUTCOMES OF THE MEETING AND FOLLOW-UP


The Big Push: Key Outcomes and Follow-Up Actions (pdf)


CLOSING

Presentation: The Way Forward (pptx)
Mr. Abdul Hakeem