to Nov 8

mEducation Alliance symposium 2018

The 8th annual mEducation Alliance symposium will focus on the role of the teacher and community educator, and how technology can provide greater support for their professional development, motivation, networking, and delivery of instruction in traditional and non-traditional educational settings. As in past symposia, this year’s event will include interactive sessions and networking opportunities.

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4:30 PM16:30

What's Next for Equity in Education? Event by Education Equity Research Initiative

Join the Education Equity Research Initiative for a discussion of recent progress and remaining challenges around data and evidence. Learn what new projects the Equity Initiative is working on and contribute to the work of advancing equity in education.

Participants will hear from leading Equity Initiative members on their efforts to generate data and evidence on equity at both a systems level and at a programmatic level for teaching and learning. The second part of the morning will consist of breakout group sessions to discuss what was learned during the presentations and ways forward for making progress on SDG4 and equity overall. Breakfast will be provided.

→ Breakfast, welcome and introduction

Part 1. Opening Presentations and Panels
→ Measuring Equity in Finance and Resource Allocation
→ Translating Tools for National Inclusion
→ Improving Equity and Inclusion in Teaching and Learning

Part 2. Breakout Group Discussions

a) Join experts for a roundtable discussion to dig deeper into financing for equity within national education systems and discuss ways to move the equity agenda forwards.b) Join experts in disability, gender, social-emotional learning for a teaching and learning discussion tackling the challenge of intersectionality. CLICK HERE to register for one of the breakout group discussions.

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8:00 AM08:00

Launch of the 2018 International Development and Early Learning Assessment Report, Beyond Access


Tuesday, June 5, 2018 |  8:00 – 9:30am EST

Advanced registration is required

Register here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Join Save the Children, IDELA users and international colleagues for the launch of the 2018 International Development and Early Learning Assessment report, Beyond Access.

Analyzing 38 IDELA data sets, the report examines the relationships between gender, socio-economic status, negative discipline and early childhood learning outcomes. Join the conversation and learn from in-depth discussion from technical experts.

Speakers include Lauren Pisani from Save the Children, Luke Heinkle of R4D and Gauri Kirtane of FSG.

Questions? Contact Frannie Noble at

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8:30 PM20:30

1st Ever Ed Equity TRIVIA night at CIES

  • 6th Floor Terrace, Hilton Reforma Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

By popular demand, BEC is co-hosting TRIVIA NIGHT at CIES in Mexico City with the Ed Equity Research Initiative, FHI360, Save the Children, and RTI!

When: Tuesday, March 27th, 8:30-10:00pm

Where: 6th Floor Terrace, Hilton Reforma Hotel, 70 Avenida Juárez, Ciudad de México, CDMX 06010, Mexico

What: Beverages (first 80 guests receive a free drink ticket), light appetizers, and M&E themed trivia questions.

Put your thinking caps on. Prize to be determined.


All are welcome. Please share the invite with your friends and colleagues!

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to Mar 29

CIES 2018 Conference in Mexico City

  • 6th Floor Terrace, Hilton Reforma Hotel (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Inc., was founded in 1956 to foster cross-cultural understanding, scholarship, academic achievement and societal development through the international study of educational ideas, systems, and practices. The Society’s members include over 3,000 academics, students, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world. Please visit the CIES website at for more information on the Society and to become a member.

The CIES Annual Conference is an academic conference attended by researchers, students, practitioners and policy makers interested in comparative and international education. Each CIES conference has a theme that is intended to serve as a broad umbrella under which a wide range of work can be presented, while still yielding the consolidation and advancement of knowledge. As Academic Chair of the 2018 CIES conference, President-Elect Professor Regina Cortina (Teachers College, Columbia University), has set the 2018 conference theme as “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue.” Read the full Call for Papers here and explore the website for more information about the conference.

The 62nd CIES Annual Conference will take place in Mexico City, Mexico from March 25-29, 2018.

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9:30 AM09:30

Human Rights in Everyday Life: Lessons Learned from Latin America

Human Rights in Everyday Life: Lessons Learned from Latin America

Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 

9:30 - 11 a.m.

Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Chemonics Home Office 

1717 H St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

People often think about human rights in terms of treaties, protocols, and theoretical discussions. Despite significant efforts by the global development community to highlight threats to human rights, there are still misconceptions of how human rights violations affect day-to-day life in schools, in places of work, on public transportation, in the voting booth, on social media. Women and vulnerable groups are particularly subject to human rights violations and often lack access to quality protection services. Therefore, to ensure that human rights are protected for all people, at all times, we must step back and re-examine where violations are taking place and what measures are being taken to reduce these risks. Specifically, what can we do to address human rights in everyday life

Please join Chemonics for a moderated panel discussion on how donors and project implementers are supporting more practical, adaptive, and effective interventions to better protect human rights in the places where people live, work, and study.

Panelists will share experiences from USAID-funded projects in Latin America to spark a conversation on what works and what doesn't work in the human rights space. 


Lorri Anne Meils is the human rights division chief in USAID's Center for Excellence in Democracy, Human Rights and Governance. She specializes in indigenous peoples' rights, transitional justice, civil society, and general human rights programming and has previously served in Asia and Latin America. Ms. Meils holds an undergraduate degree in anthropology from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she served as editor-in-chief of the Berkeley Journal of International Law.

Marino Córdoba is the founder and legal representative of the National Association of Afro-Colombian Displaced-AFRODES. He has held various position of local, regional and national leadership. After living in the United States in political asylum for 10 years, Mr. Córdoba returned to Colombia in 2012 to support the Afro-Colombian movement and was fundamental uniting ethnic groups in the peace process. 

Maureen Meyer directs WOLA's Mexico program with a special focus on analyzing U.S.-Mexico security policies and their relation to organized crime-related violence, corruption, and human rights violations. She promotes justice for human rights violations in Mexico and carries out advocacy work regarding U.S. security assistance to Mexico through the Merida Initiative. Before joining WOLA, Ms. Meyer lived and worked for five years in Mexico City, primarily with the Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez Human Rights Center.

Camila Payan is a deputy senior programs director overseeing programming human rights, democracy and civil society strengthening programming for Mexico and Central America at the Pan American Development Foundation. Prior to joining PADF, Ms. Payan worked at the Georgetown University, the Organization of American States, and several nonprofits in Colombia. She holds a BSFS from Georgetown University, as well as an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science. 


Christina Schultz is a director in the Latin American and Caribbean region at Chemonics, where she currently manages the human rights program portfolio for Mexico and Colombia. Ms. Schultz has more than 20 years of experience in democracy and governance and conflict/post-conflict transition in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and Afghanistan. She holds a master's degree in international relations from SIPA/Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from UCLA in international economics.


Chemonics is pleased to make this event accessible to all participants. Accommodations will be provided upon request.







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