Emerging challenges to the Right to Education, alternative solutions, and the role of World Bank advice and funding

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Join us 17 October for a special event with the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Dr. Boly Barry to learn about the findings of her new report, and the role of the #AbidjanPrinciples in guiding governments in their obligations to fulfill the right to quality public #education for all.

CSO experts, Madiana Samba, Founder and Executive Director for Community Action to Restore Lives (CARL) in Sierra Leone, and  Zakaria Sulemana, Inequality Programme and Campaigns Manager for Oxfam in Ghana, will join the discussion to look at commercial education approaches recently proposed in their countries, debate the merits of these approaches, and discuss alternatives in light of the Abidjan Principles. Kate Lapham, Deputy Director, Education Support Programme at the Open Society Foundations will moderate the discussion.

**This event will be live streamed at www.facebook.com/giescr

When: Thursday, October 17, 3:30-5:00 pm
Where: World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum, Building I Room: I 2-250

Panel:

  • Opening Remarks: Abby Maxman, President of Oxfam America

  • Keynote speaker: Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education (former Minister of Education from Burkina Faso) (confirmed)

  • Dr. Jaime Saavedra, World Bank Senior Director for Education (invited)

  • Madiana Samba, Founder and Executive Director, Community Action to Restore Lives (CARL), Sierra Leone

  • Zakaria Sulemana, Inequality Programme and Campaigns Manager, Oxfam in Ghana

Moderator: Kate Lapham, Deputy Director, Education Support Programme, Open Society Foundations