Achieving the Education for All Goals

Public Lecture Series
16th March & 27th May 2010, DeBalie
Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10, Amsterdam

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At the World Education Forum in Dakar in April 2000, there were six Education for All goals agreed: expanding early childhood education, giving access for all children to primary education, ensuring learning needs for young people and adults, improving levels of adult literacy, achieving gender equality and improving quality of education for all.

Most goals must be achieved by 2015. However, five years from this date it is time for a serious rethink. We are hosting a public lecture series to pose two crucial questions for all partners (national governments, international organizations and civil society) who agreed to the EFA goals: has there been sufficient effort to reach the goals? and, is it time for a new and more ambitious agenda?

Lecture 1 March 16, [7:30 – 9 pm]: Achieving the EFA goals by 2015: too many broken promises, missed opportunities and blind alleys?

 Speakers: Kailash sAthyarthi (president of the Global Campaign for Education) and Yusuf Sayed (Education and IDS professor, Univ. of Sussex and Univ. of Amsterdam)

Moderator: Ronald Siebes, Oxfam-Novib.

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Lecture 2 May 27, [7:30 – 9 pm]: After 2015: time for more ambitious education goals?

Speakers: Jonathan Jansen (Rector University of Free State) and Lucia Fry (GCE and EFA-Fast Track Initiative)

Moderator: Christel Eijkholt, Minbuza.

>> For the transcription of this lecture click here