Conference | Education and Development: Challenges and Perspectives

Have you missed the launch event of DevPol latest issue ‘Education, Learning, Training’ at the The Graduate Geneva last week?

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Wednesday 22 April 2015, 14:30 – 18:30

Auditorium 1
Maison de la paix, Geneva

Following the release of Education for All, Global Monitoring Report 2015 (GMR) and the latest issue of the journal International Development Policy (DevPol) entitled ‘Education, Learning, Training. Critical Issues for Development’, selected authors, experts, policymakers and practitioners will discuss key challenges for Education in a Global World.

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The conference will also be streamed live on


14:30 Welcome and Introduction
14:45-16:30 Launch of the Education for All
Global Monitoring Report 2015 

  • Aaron Benavot, Director of the Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO


  • Thomas Biersteker, Director of the Global Governance Programme, the Graduate Institute
  • Hugh McLean, Director, Education Programme, Open Society Foundation
  • Civil Society Representative (tbc)


  • Michel Carton, Executive Director of NORRAG

Debate and discussion with the audience

16:30-16:45 Coffee break
16:45-18:30 Launch of Education, Learning, Training: Critical Issues for Development

  • Round Table
  • Nick Burnett, Director of Results for Development Institute (Washington)
  • Gérard Escher, Senior advisor to the President, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
  • Civil Society Representative (tbc)
  • Sobhi Tawil, Senior Programme Specialist Education, Research and Foresight, UNESCO


  • Kenneth King, NORRAG News Editor, Guest-Editor of Education, Learning, Training

Debate and discussion with the audience

The conference will be followed by a cocktail.

Launch co-organised by the Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training (NORRAG), the journal International Development Policy (DevPol) and the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC).

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