The event is organized by Kenya Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM) and UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi. It is envisaged that the launch will serve as a forum to generate wider discussion among various stakeholders involved in the teaching and learning issues. After official launch of the Report by Honorable Cabinet Secretary, there will be a press conference to enable the national and international media houses to interact directly with the senior management of MoEST, TSC and Dr Pauline Rose who led the publication of the Report in her capacity as the Director of EFA GMR at UNESCO HQ in Paris.
Following the press conference, a two-part Technical Session will be held. Moderated by Prof Kabiru Kinyanjuli, a Panel Discussion will involve senior officials drawn from MoEST, Teacher Service Commission (TSC), Teacher Unions, Parents, a civil society organizational representative to discuss key policy issues and strategies emanating from the Report as relevant to Kenyan context. The second part will provide stakeholders and practitioners to be engaged in both group and plenary discussions to put forward Kenya-specific recommendations on the four strategies of the Report: Recruit, Allocate, Train and Retain. This set of recommendations as adopted at the technical session will be submitted to MoEST. Coinciding with the 2014 EFA Week, a one-day event will be held on the 6th of May 2014 at the Sarova Stanley Hotel in Nairobi.
Invited participants include senior policy makers and technical officials from the education sector in Kenya, Teacher Unions, Head Teachers associations, County government officials, development partners, teacher, students and other stakeholders.