By popular demand, BEC co-hosted the first ever CIES Trivia Night with the Education Equity Research Initiative, RTI, Save the Children, and FHI360. Trivia questions focused on the data gap in education equity research as well as general info about CIES and Mexico City. Huge congratulations to the winning "dream team": Janella Nelson (ChildFund), Molly Tutt (Chemonics), Jane Latham Hodges (Chemonics), Ashley Henderson (USAID), Antonio Iskandar (DAI), and Gustavo Payan (DAI).
BEC also co-hosted a reception with ECCN, JEiE, INEE, and 2 SIGs. Over 200 guests attended the reception to meet colleagues and eminent leaders and scholars in the Education in Conflict and Crisis field. The group paid tribute to colleague Jackie Kirk, who was killed 10 years ago in an ambush in Afghanistan while conducting her work in EiCC. The posters presented by each of the six hosting organizations can be viewed here.
BEC's Early Childhood Education working group organized a CIES panel: "Influencing ECE policy around the world; four country-case studies of civil society engagement to promote early childhood education." Representatives from RTI, Catholic Relief Services, Save the Children, and the Basic Education Coalition presented evidence and strategies that are working to advance progressive ECE agendas in Jordan, Malawi, Mexico, and U.S. Foreign Policy, respectively. More from the BEC Early Childhood working group.
Check out the fun video CIES made of the conference: "A Look Back".
From top: BEC members present their co-authored book, "The Practice of International Development"; Juarez and Associates shares testimonials of young women empowered by education; winning team at CIES Trivia Night; Kate Thomas (Cambridge Ed), Fidelis Chasukwa (CRS), Katherine Merseth (RTI), Mariana Macouza (Save the Children) and Beth Johnson (BEC) present on Early Childhood Advocacy Around the World.