IIEP Strategic Debat: It takes a village - and technology - to educate a child

When :

from Thursday 14 June, 2018
to Thursday 14 June, 2018

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

IIEP Auditorium, 7-9 rue Eugène Delacroix, 75116, Paris, France

Contact :


Teacher training, leadership training, and curricular reforms are often talked about as remedies to overcome the learning crisis. But what if the model of the school as we know it is simply inadequate and outdated?

Join our next Strategic Debate with Madhav Chavan, co-founder and CEO of Pratham Education Foundation. His organization has been working with the school system in India for two decades, primarily in underprivileged urban and rural communities. His talk will focus on a new afterschool initiative that relies on children learning groups with help from parents, local volunteers, and information technology resources and tools. While still in its early stages, this hybrid-learning programme is pointing in interesting directions to create open learning spaces for lifelong education.

Suzanne Grant Lewis, Director of IIEP-UNESCO, will be the moderator, and Valtencir Mendes, Project Officer working on ICT in Education at UNESCO, will be the discussant.