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 www.cies.us 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.
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.
SID-Washington: Education for Development Workgroup & Youth in Development Workgroup Event: "Positive Youth Development in Secondary Education"
SID-Washington's Education for Development Workgroup
and Youth in Development Workgroup present:
*Please note that registration will close at 4 PM on
Wednesday, November 8th.*
As more young people enter secondary education, there is growing attention to the educational needs of large youth populations. Both educators and development practitioners are beginning to consider how to merge the fields of youth development and education.
Youth practitioners promote a positive youth development (PYD) approach which addresses holistic, developmentally appropriate needs of young people with a focus on building assets. Educators in the US and other developed countries have sought to bring this PYD approach into schools and use strategies that are closely tied to adolescent development.
During this SID-Washington event, participants will learn about the landscape of secondary education in developing countries and about specific strategies that have been successfully applied in the US to integrate positive youth development into middle and high school settings. This event is co-sponsored by the Education for Development and Youth in Development Workgroup.
Dan Baker, Project Director and Senior Technical Advisor, IREX
Betsy Brand, Executive Director, American Youth Policy Forum
Clair Null, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research
Meghan Mahoney, Evaluation Director, Educate!
Education for Development Workgroup Co-Chairs:
Joanie Cohen-Mitchell, Chief of Programming and Evaluation, Peace Corps
Stefany Thangavelu, Senior Development Officer, Juárez & Associates (J&A)
Youth in Development Workgroup Co-Chairs:
Amy Bernath, Deputy Director, Education Practice, IREX
Kristen Brady, Director, Youth Department, FHI 360
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
The Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC
Complete invitation with additional details to follow in the coming weeks. For any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For members of BEC's M&E and Gender & Girls' Ed working groups.
Claire Nowlin (AIR) will open the meeting with a presentation on AIR's recent evaluation for UNICEF in Ghana. Discussion on gender-sensitive assessment challenges and best-practices to follow.
November 6-7 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM both days)
FHI 360 (1875 Connecticut Ave NW)
Please join FHI 360 and Creative Associates International, with USAID and the USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network (ECCN), for a two-day training using INEE's Conflict Sensitive Education (CSE) Pack to increase understanding and application of CSE practices and principles in crisis and conflict-affected environments for practitioners and policy makers. Please note, there is a limit of two attendees per organization.
Event hashtag: #CSE4ECC
RSVP by October 6th
October 26th, 2017, 6pm - 8:30pm
The Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
Lighthouse Ballroom 1 Seaport Lane, Boston, MA 02210
Please join World Education in celebrating more than 65 years of empowering girls and women at the Global Voices gala. Join us for international tapas and cocktails, African drumming and dancing, a silent auction, and an engaging storytelling showcase about the impact of education for girls and women in four countries around the world.
October 24th, 9:00-12:30pm
We are pleased to invite BEC members to join the conversation and share thoughts/views on the first education-themed World Development Report from the World Bank! Invite only.
Dr. Harry Patrinos and Dr. Luis Crouch present "New Evidence on the Impacts of Reading/Literacy: A Discussion with the Members of the GRN Community of Practice"
Teach for All will be presenting a panel as part of the upcoming Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) taking place during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings from Oct. 11-13, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
The panel, Global Ecosystem for Education: Strengthening Local Capacity and Learning Across Borders to Achieve SDG #4, will take place the morning of Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 9 - 10:30am ET. This panel will build on the work Teach For All and partners have been convening since April with the Center for Global Education (CGE) at Asia Society, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings Institution, Credit Suisse, Results for Development, and a group of 50+ education stakeholders, to build collective action towards advancing the Education Commission report’s recommendation for strengthening a global education ecosystem capable of supporting quality, equitable education for all.
Panelists include CEO and co-Founder of Teach For All, Wendy Kopp; Senior Director of Education at the World Bank, Jaime Saavedra; former Chair of the Association for Education Development in Africa (ADEA) and former Minister of Education in Zimbabwe, Dzingai Mutumbuka; and Partner and Managing Director at The Boston Consulting Group, Lane McBride.
If you are already registered to attend the CSPF and would like to join us at our panel, please let us know by alerting Kim Baskin at email@example.com and we will update you on the exact location and room number prior to the event on Thursday, Oct. 12th.
October 10th, 3:00-4:30pm
This session will discuss the relevance of the World Bank’s policies and lending for the global education agenda, including its approach to financing, equity, learning, teachers, and the role of the private sector.
World Bank Building 1850 I St. NW, 2nd floor
Annual meetings registration required
ECCN and the INEE Technology and Education in Crises Task Team (TECTT) invite you to a webcast featuring innovative ways to use Information Communication Technology (ICT) in monitoring and evaluation of education programming for refugee populations. The webcast will feature an evaluation conducted in Dadaab, Kenya, of youth training that uses auto-photography methods and key lessons learned from the development and implementation of a mobile-based data collection tool and analysis dashboard created by the Vodafone Foundation Instant Network Schools project in collaboration with UNHCR.
Special thanks to INEE Tech Task team members and ECCN Steering Group member Shezleen Vellani from Concern Worldwide for their partnership in organizing this webcast.
Have you faced challenges in data collection efforts while evaluating activities in conflict or crisis zones? Do you wonder what the best research design is, given the constraints you’re facing? Have you considered how to adapt findings for stakeholders with differing agendas?
Join us in a conversation about navigating challenges in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) when working in crisis and conflict zones. This webcast is part of an ongoing series of events ECCN is hosting about M&E strategies and practices when working with education programs in crisis and conflict settings (EiCC). The webcast will consider issues around assessment development and adaptation, enumerator recruitment and supervision, data collection, and funders’ measurement expectations in unstable environments. Panelists, featuring development practitioners from Chemonics, School-to-School International, Creative Associates, and USAID, will share lessons learned from reporting on a national EGRA (Afghanistan’s first) and other stories and lessons from crisis and conflict zones, including experiences shared by attendees. ECCN will also communicate updates on a new guidance tool for data quality considerations and indicator development efforts aimed at improving equity in EiCC programming.
What Global Education Can Learn from Public Health: Strengthening a Global Ecosystem to Achieve Quality Education for All
"What Global Education Can Learn from Public Health: Strengthening a Global Ecosystem to Achieve Quality Education for All", will take place on Monday, September 18, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. The event, co-hosted by the Center for Global Education at Asia Society (CGE), Teach For All, Results for Development, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings, and Credit Suisse, will take place at Asia Society's New York headquarters at 725 Park Avenue.
As we mark the two years since the announcement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, this event aims to apply lessons learned from the global health sector to the challenge of providing a quality education for all by 2030. The global health sector has successfully demonstrated that local stakeholders can benefit immensely from a stronger and better coordinated set of global actors, bringing together a world of knowledge, experience, and deep expertise for local benefit. Reflection on current investments in global education reveals that there is an opportunity and a critical need to increase attention to these issues.
The event will feature an overview of key lessons from global health lead by Results for Development, updates from the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on findings from an ongoing mapping and analysis of the global education ecosystem, and a panel discussion on the implication of these findings and lessons for the education sector featuring Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach For All and other leaders in education.
We'd be delighted to have you join us for the discussion! Please RSVP here.