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September's Education highlights

September brings two major Education events for your diaries – and we are delighted to be involved in both.

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UKFIET: 13-17 September

There are six themes to this year's conference under the umbrella of Building Back Better in Education and Training: Reimagining, Reorientating and Redistributing. Here are some of our highlights:

Tuesday 14 September: our education consultant, Zara Durrani, presents 'Bouncing back again - using the Ebola experience and rapid assessments to build an evidence-informed and equitable response to Covid in Sierra Leone'.

Tuesday 14 September: a plenary session will feature a panel from our RISE programme 'Schooling without Learning: A Special Issue on the Implications of Learning Profiles for the Global Learning Crisis', which draws on a recent RISE-organised International Journal of Educational Development Special Issue

Wednesday 15 September: our education specialist Tom Pugh joins a panel to discuss 'Responding to Covid as a workforce - the example of Lebanon'

Wednesday 15 September: a plenary session focusing on early childhood development chaired by our senior consultant, Divya Nambiar.

See the full programme here.

RISE annual conference 22-24 September 2021

Our RISE programme, which we run together with the Blavatnik School of Government, hosts an event that will bring together academics, practitioners, and policymakers to discuss emerging scholarship that considers the learning crisis from an education systems perspective. The conference will take a hybrid format: it will be accessible virtually and will have limited in-person attendance at conference hubs in Oxford, UK; Abuja, Nigeria; and Washington, DC, USA. To learn more, express your interest in attending, or see the conference programme, visit the event page on the RISE website. Click on the link below for more information about this programme.

Thought leadership

Each month our education experts share thoughts and ideas on issues relating to the sector. Read why our RISE programmes’ Community of Practice wrote a letter to UK prime minister, Boris Johnson and Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, ahead of the Global Education Summit. This open letter was published in the Financial Times, and highlighted five key lessons on tackling the global learning crisis from practitioners around the world. 

Our senior consultant, David Jeffery shares his thoughts on filling the funding gap in global education – could this be an opportunity for foundations to step up and help mitigate the impact of foreign aid cuts?

What has been the impact of Covid-19 on low-fee paying schools around the world? Listen to our mini podcast series starting with a focus on South Africa:

Our work

We work directly with ministries of education throughout the globe, helping governments in low-and middle-income countries deliver high quality education for all. Check out some of our major projects here:

Join our team!

We’re looking for consultants of all levels to work with us in Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, and the UK. Find out more here.