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2023 GEM Report consultation: Events

About the 2023 GEM Report consultation process

The GEM Report has opened a consultation process which aims to collect feedback and evidence on the proposed lines of research of the 2023 concept note from experts, teachers and policy-makers working in the field of technology and education. Feedback is being collected through an online consultation open to the general public and through regional and thematic events. The purpose of the consultation is to recommend evidence-based:

  • practical examples on the effects of implementing education technology interventions
  • practical examples on the challenges of implementing education technology interventions
  • education technology policies based on national experiences
  • education technology financing based on national experiences

The team is also collecting feedback on areas of interest that GEM Report's PEER country profiles on technology could cover.


Consultation events 

The GEM Report is inviting policy-makers, experts, foundations, regional organisations, think thanks, academics and international organisations working in the field of technology and education to organize consultations to discuss the proposed areas of research of the 2023 GEM Report and suggest new sources of evidence.

The consultations tend to be 90 minute long and include a presentation of the 2023 Concept Note by the GEM Report followed by a discussion with experts and policy-makers. The events can have a geographical or thematic focus and can be virtual or in-person. They can focus on one of the themes proposed in the concept note (e.g. access, equity and inclusion, quality, technological development, system management, infrastructure, governance and regulations and teachers). During the consultation process, the GEM Report will try to answer the following questions which will provide a comparative evidence-base from which to draw recommendations:

1. What do we know about the role of technology in addressing each of the education challenges identified with respect to access, equity and inclusion; quality; technology development; and system management?

2. What do we know about the potential negative impacts of technology on education challenges in each of these areas?

3. How do countries facilitate access to technology to ensure there are no gaps between different learners and schools?

4. How do education systems embed the use of technology through reforming curricula, redesigning learning materials and supporting teachers?

5.How can the negative consequences of the use of technology be addressed in education and in the way they impact education?

We invite organisations who are working in the field of technology and education and are interested in convening a consultation to contact us at 


Past events

16 September- Launch of the 2023 Concept Note during the Education and Development Forum -UKFIET Conference 2021

Concept note/ UKFIET Conference / Event page

29 September- Consultation convened by the European Foundation Centre (closed event)

European Foundation Centre/ Event page

27 October- Consultation on skills in Sub-Saharan Africa convened by the Global Online Learning Alliance (closed event for African officials)

Consultation report/ Highlights/ Global Online Learning Alliance / Event page

kenya     gmabia

17 November- Consultation on access, equity, and inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa convened by the Global Online Learning Alliance  (closed event for African officials)

Consultation report/ Global Online Learning Alliance / Event page

rwanda    Ghana

23 November- Consultation convened by the International Education Funders Group (closed event)

IEFG/ Event page

13 December- Consultation during the RewirEd Education Summit in Dubai (in-person event)

RewirEd Education Summit/ Event page

16 December- Presentation of the 2023 Concept Note in Latin America during event convened by Fundación Ceibal

Report/ Watch live/ Event page

4 February- Consultation with the GLAD Inclusive Education Working Group (IEWG) (closed event)
IEWG/ Event page

9 February-  Consultation focusing on governance and regulations for quality learning convened by the Global Online Learning Alliance (closed events for officials from Arab States and African countries)

Consultation report/ Global Online Learning Alliance / Event page

23 February- Consultation with academics convened by the Centre for Research in Digital Education and the Comparative Education and International Development (CEID) Research Group from the University of Edinburgh (closed event)

Joint response / Consultation report / Recording / Event page

9 March- Consultation on teachers convened by the Global Online Learning Alliance (closed event)

Consultation report Global Online Learning Alliance / Event page / PPT

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29 March- High-level consultation convened by Fundación Ceibal (open event)

  Fundación Ceibal / Full program / Event page / Recording / Consultation report 

2 May- Consultation on teachers convened by Education International

Education International/ Event page 

19 May- Consultation convened by the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development -ACR GCD (closed event for ACR GCD awardees)

ACR GDC / Event page 

1 June- Consultation with academics from Australia and New Zealand convened by Monash University

1 June- High-level dialogue on the Transforming Education Summit and the 2023 GEM Report during the 2022 WSIS Forum 

(in-person event in Geneva with remote participation) 

2022 WSIS Forum / Online agenda / Webcast 

5 June- Consultation during the 2nd Asia-Pacific Regional Education Minister’s Conference in partnership with the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO)

Online agenda 

23 June- Consultation with the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030

More information 

28 June- Consultation with experts from Brazil convened by