During this week, November 13-18, the 6th World Assembly of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is being held in Kathmandu, Nepal. In this conference, GCE members and partners from all four corners of the world gather to discuss crucial and emerging issues regarding education.
The Global Campaign for Education is the world’s largest civil society organisation working to make the right to quality education a reality for all. The World Assembly, held every four years, is the governing body of the Global Campaign for Education, which brings together members of the GCE organisation to reflect over the achievements of the organization, share the knowledge gained during the previous period, discuss current and emerging issues in global education and participate in shared strategic planning for the next four years.
Lucía Rodríguez Donate from Fe y Alegría International Federation and Luis Carlos Soler, representative of the Red Generación 21+, are currently in Nepal. The World Assembly is one of the largest international gatherings of campaigners in the education sector.
The theme of the 6th World Assembly is “Transforming education systems to achieve equality, inclusion and justice”. The topic reflects the fundamental belief of the Global Campaign for Education that education is a human right, and that quality education for all is achievable if both governments and the international community have the necessary political will to engage and invest in education policies. It also defines the central strategic areas of focus for the Organisation in the upcoming years.
There will be three main moments:
November 13TH: FRESCE Global Learning Event
It will bring together all national and regional members who are currently funded by the FRESCE program and who often do not have the opportunity to work together in the regions, only about every three or four years, therefore, it is a great chance to discuss in depth, share challenges and successes and to learn from each other.
You can follow the event through the hashtag #EduLearning2018; #EducationResearch #AdvocacyResearch
November 14TH-15TH: Pre-World Assembly Youth Meeting
This year is the very first time that the Global Campaign for Education will organize this event. During two days, young education campaigners from all over the world are invited to discuss and debate the main issues related to the education sector today. In addition, representatives will be invited to present their policy recommendations to be discussed and adopted by the World Assembly. You can follow the event through the hashtag #gceyouthcaucus2018
November 16TH, 17TH, 18TH: World Assembly
It will have three highlights: a one-day policy forum for a high-level debate on the future of education, a reflection on the impact of GCE and on how to move forward to achieve the targets of SDG 4 that will result in the new GCE strategic plan and policy r, and the election of the Board and the new GCE president.
You can follow all about the Assembly on the Facebook and Twitter accounts from the Global Campaign for Education Spain or through the hashtag #GCEWorldAssembly2018.