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EVENTS: 2020 GEM LAC REPORT

 

 

Past events- 2021 

27 April 2021: Launch of the 2020 GEM Report Latin America and the Caribbean- Inclusion and education: All means all in Brazil organized by the UNESCO Office in Brasilia

The UNESCO Office in Brasilia is organized a high-level national launch event of the 2020 GEM Report Latin America and the Caribbean- Inclusion and education: All means all, produced together with OREALC/UNESCO Santiago and SUMMA. During the event, national key stakeholders will discussed how to advance inclusion in education in Brazil based on the recommendations of the report. The Portuguese version of the Regional Report for Latin America and the Caribbean was launched during the event. 

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Watch the event here.

22 April: Side event during 20th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) 

The GEM Report and the Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development will co-host a side-event during the Twentieth Session of the UNPFII in New York. The discussion will highlight positive examples of how countries across Latin America and the Caribbean are prioritizing inclusion in education for indigenous peoples and overcoming bottlenecks to equitable access and quality. The event featured real voices of inclusion champions from representatives from academia, civil society and indigenous peoples from Latin America and the Caribbean such as Tarcila Rivera Zea, Maribel Mora Curriao  and Myrna Cunningham who shared perspectives and initiatives from their work in the region, and discuss how the 2020 GEM Report can shift the needle on inclusion and education. The event was moderated by Ms. Sylvia Schmelkes. 

21 April: 1st KIX LAC Conference- Teaching professional development in times of Covid: Opportunities from innovation 

OECS, SUMMA and the IDRC organized first KIX LAC Conference on teaching professional development and innovation in times of Covid-19. The event counted with the participation of Dr. Michael Fullan, director of Global Leadership New Pedagogies for Deep Learning, Hon. Priya D. Manickchand, Mininister of Education of Guyana, Dr. Javier González, Director of SUMMA, Hon. Dr. Gale Tracy Christiane Rigobert, Minister for Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development of Saint Lucia, Dr. Carlos Vargas-Támez Chief of section of Teacher Development at UNESCO and Dr. Laurette Bristol, Programme Manager at CARICOM. The key findings on teachers from the 2020 GEM Report on inclusion and education in Latin America and the Caribbean were presented during this event. 

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Watch the event here. 

28 January: High-level launch of the 2020 GEM Report Latin America and the Caribbean- Inclusion and education: All means all  in the Caribbean 

The high-level launch of the GEM Report 2020 in the Caribbean, organized jointly by the GEM Report, SUMMA, the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean and the UNESCO Office for the Caribbean based in Kingston included a presentation of the key findings and recommendations of the Report for the English and Dutch speaking Caribbean countries. 

The event featured a presentation of the key findings of the report for English and Dutch speaking Caribbean countries by Mr. Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring Report and Mr. Javier González, Director of SUMMA, and a brief presentation of the work of the GPE Kix regional hub in the Caribbean by Raúl Chacón, Director of the Regional hub for GPE-member countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The presentations were followed by a high-level panel discussion with key actors from the region working to advance inclusion in education, including representatives from CARICOM, the Ministries of Education of Bahamas, Grenada and Curaçao, the Caribbean Centre for Educational Planning (CCEP) and the academia

Ms. Claudia Uribe Director of the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) and Ms. Saadia Sanchez-Vega Director and Representative of the UNESCO Cluster Office for the Caribbean based in Kingston will give the opening remarks. 

 

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Inclusion and education in the Caribbean: A fact-sheet based on the findings of the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report Latin America and the Caribbean- Inclusion and education: All means all

 

Events in 2020 

5 November 2020:  Launch event

Prepared by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, in partnership with the Regional Education Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) and the Laboratory of Education Research and Innovation for Latin America and the Caribbean (SUMMA), the regional report on inclusion and education in Latin America and the Caribbean offers a deep dive into the core challenges and key solutions for greater inclusion, in a region characterized for having the largest and most challenging socio-economic inequalities in the world.

The launch event on 5 November included a presentation of the key findings of the report by Manos Antoninis, director of the GEM Report, Javier González, director of SUMMA and Carlos Vargas Tamez, Chief of the Teacher Development Unit at OREALC/UNESCO Santiago. The event was moderated by Ms. Celeste Fernández, coordinator of the Disability Rights Program at the Civil Association for Equality and Justice (ACIJ), a human rights organization based in Argentina. 

Presentation: EnglishEspañol / Français

 

9-12 Regional Forum on education policy 2020 on inclusion and education in post- pandemic times

The Regional Forum on Education Policy is to open a space for policy debate, consultation and reflection between education policymakers of Latin American and the Caribbean countries, focusing on the policy implications of the Education 2030 Agenda and on effective strategies for its implementation in order to strengthen the capacities of UNESCO Member States in the region. The Forum is organized jointly by UNESCO IIEP Buenos Aires, together with the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Carib-bean (OREALC Santiago), the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), the UNESCO Section for SDG 4 Leadership in the Division for Education 2030 Support and Coordination, and UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report.

This year, the Regional Forum on Education Policy was built on the work of the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report Latin America and the Caribbean- Inclusion and education: All means all. Within the framework of the Forum, 5 panels and 7 workshops were organized to present the main findings of each of the chapters of the Report  with the purpose of generating a space for dialogue between educational policy-makers and other actors in the region. Special emphasis was placed on the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the increase of educational exclusion in the region.

 

19 November: Launch event on Haiti

Presentation of the main findings and recommendations of the GEM 2020 Report - Latin America and the Caribbean- Inclusion and Education: All and all without exception in Haiti during the series of webinars organized by the UNESCO Office in Haiti with the support of ONEP. 

The event will be broadcast live by UNESCO Haiti, Radio Télévision Caraïbes, Loop Haïti, Alterpresse, Top Haïti, Mag Haïti and Radio Télévision Nationale

 

19 November Presentation of the Report in Zero Project Conference

Presentation of the GEM 2020 Report Latin America and the Caribbean- Inclusion and education: All means all during the Zero Project Conference focusing in inclusive education in Latin America and the Caribbean.  Manos Antoninis (GEM Report) and Javier González (SUMMA) presented the key findings of the Report on disability during a panel focusing on data for inclusive education. The event was moderated by Federico Martire, Director Bridging the Gap II, FIIAPP,,

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25 November: Afro-descendants in Ecuador

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30 November: IDA/GEM Report Webinar on disability and inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The GEM Report and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) co-hosted a thematic webinar on disability and inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean, with the support from Inclusive Futures. Timed to coincide with International Disability Day a key event on the global calendar, the webinar examined national efforts to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities and the barriers that need to be addressed to ensure that children with disabilities have access to the same quality education as their peers.  

The event featured a presentation of the key findings related to disability of the 2020 GEM Report on inclusion and education in Latin America and a presentation of the work that the International Disability Alliance to advance the rights of persons with disabilities and in particular inclusive education in the region. The event was moderated by  H.E Walton A. Webson, UN Ambassador to Antigua and Barbuda.

Panelists: 

  • Manos Antoninis, Director Global Education Monitoring Report
  • Ana Lucia Arellano, IDA Chair
  • Fernanda Santana, President of the Brazilian Association for Action for the Rights of Autistic People (ABRAÇA), RIADIS member
  • Celeste Fernández ACIJ/RREI 
  • José Viera, CEO, World Blind Union 

Watch the event: International Disability Alliance event

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18 December: Inclusion in education of migrants, refugees and displaced persons in Latin America and the Caribbean 

The GEM Report and OREALC/UNESCO Santiago organized a thematic webinar on inclusion in education of migrants, refugees and displaced persons in Latin America and the Caribbean, timed to concede with the International Migrants Day, a key event on the global calendar. The event examined the efforts that the countries of the region have made to promote the educational inclusion of migrant, displaced, and refugee children and youth, specifically (i) the challenges associated with intersectoral work between the education sector and the institutions in charge of national migration policy; (ii) the financing of the educational response to individuals in the context of mobility; and (iii) the availability of data and information for decision-making in the education sector.

Emphasis was placed on the case studies prepared within the framework of the 2020 GEM Report Latin America and the Caribbean-Inclusion and education: All means all on Nicaraguan migrants in Costa Rica, Haitians in the Republic Dominican and Venezuelan migrants in Colombia and the rest of the region. The event will include the participation of actors who, from different fronts, are working to promote the educational inclusion of migrant, displaced, and refugee children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean. 

Representatives from the Ministries of Education of Colombia and Chile, Save the Children and UNHCR Trinidad and Tobago participated in the event. 

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