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EFA Media Training in Asia

Lao journalists during a group discussion.©UNESCO/L.Lugo

In 2007, two training workshops on Education for All were organized by UNESCO Bangkok's Information and Knowledge Management Unit, and the Assessment, Information Systems, Monitoring and Statistics Unit, which is the Regional Office of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).

The two trainings were:

South-East Asia Media Training on EFA
18-20 April 2007
Hanoi, Viet Nam

Lao PDR Media Training on EFA
3-4 August 2007
Vientiane, Lao PDR

Workshop presentations, materials and photos, including outcomes of group discussions can be downloaded from the links above.

Both trainings were aimed at strengthening awareness and understanding among journalists on the importance of education on human development. Participants developed story ideas and discussed issues on media coverage related to education. A session on making sense of education statistics citing examples from the EFA Global Monitoring Report was also discussed.


UNESCO's Education Makes News publication was used as the main reference for the workshop along with the draft of the Journalists Handbook on Education for All.

The training workshops were funded through UNESCO's External Relations and Cooperation sector.

For more information, contact efa.bgk[at]unesco.org