July 24, 2017
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PROGRAM SCHEDULE

09:00 – 10:00 Registration
Opening/Inauguration ceremony
10:00 – 11:00 ·         Welcome remarks (Government of Bangladesh)

·         Report on progress since the 10th E-9 meeting (Islamabad, November 2014) (Government of Pakistan)

·         Handover of E-9 Chairmanship by Pakistan to Bangladesh

·         Address by Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

·         Address by Ms Sheikh Hasina, Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh

·         Photo session

 

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee break

[Press and media meet in a nearby room with limited participation]

Senior Officials Consultation Meeting
11:30 – 11:45 Welcome and introduction (Government of Bangladesh and UNESCO)

·         Overview of purpose and objectives of the meeting

·         Review and adoption of the meeting agenda

 

11:45 – 13:00 Session 1: Implications of the new global education agenda for national education policy in E-9 countries 

Chairs: UNESCO and Bangladesh

 

·         Introduction (UNESCO)

·         Presentation: New global education aspiration – Challenges and opportunities for the E-9 countries

·         Open discussion

 

Guiding questions:

–          In what way does the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development encourage a revisiting of the purpose of education and its contribution to the various dimensions of development?

–          What are the key features and commitments of SDG4-Education 2030 and their implications for national education legislation, policy, planning, financing, management, coordination, and monitoring in the E-9 countries?

–          What part of the unfinished EFA 2015 agenda needs to remain a focus as we look ahead to 2030? What are the lessons learnt from the EFA and MDG experience?

 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 Session 2: Overview of measures taken by E-9 countries in implementing SDG4-Education 2030 agenda

Chair: UNESCO

 

·         Panel presentations [to be determined based on the availability and level of participants. Panel presentations can be organized by theme or features that several E-9 countries have in common]

 

Guiding questions:

–          What actions are underway to better align national education development efforts with SDG4-Education 2030 targets and commitments?

–          What specific measures are being taken to enhance integrated policy and planning both vertically between levels of educational decision-making, as well as horizontally between the education sector and other development sectors?

–          How can national education evaluation and assessment systems be improved to monitor efforts to enhance the quality and relevance, and to ensure a more equitable social distribution of learning outcomes?

 

16:00 – 16:15 Tea/Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30 Session 2: Overview of measures taken by E-9 countries in implementing SDG4-Education 2030 agenda (continued)

Chair: UNESCO

 

·         Panel presentations (continued)

 

18:30 – 20:30 Dinner hosted by the Secretary, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh
Senior Officials Consultation Meeting
10:00 – 11:30 Session 2: Overview of measures taken by E-9 countries in implementing SDG4-Education 2030 agenda (continued)

Chair: UNESCO

 

·         Thematic synthesis of country reports/presentations

–          Integrated policy and planning

–          Learning assessment

–          Financing

–          Monitoring, review and reporting

 

·         Open discussion

 

11:30 – 11:45 Tea/Coffee break
11:45 – 13:00 Session 3: Priority areas and modalities for strengthening E-9 partnerships

Chair: Bangladesh

 

·         Priority areas (e.g. communication/advocacy, research, learning assessment, financing, etc.)

·         Coordination within the group and linkages with the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee

·         TOR of the E-9 partnership and the role of coordinating country/chair

·         Summary of discussion

 

Guiding questions:

–          How can the E-9 network contribute better to education progress within the partner countries and globally, e.g. through peer learning and joint work of common interest?

–          To what extent can the main education challenges of the E-9 group be addressed through cooperation and partnership within the group?

–          How can efforts to achieve SDG4 in E-9 countries be financed?

–          How can these efforts contribute to the wider Education 2030 coordination mechanisms at both regional and global levels, including in relation to the role of E-9 representative in the SDG4-Education 2030 Steering Committee?

 

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch break
15:00 – 16:00 Session 4: Drafting of Dhaka meeting outcome document

 

16:00 – 16:15 Tea/Coffee break
16:15 – 17:30 Session 4: Drafting of Dhaka meeting outcome document (continued)
17:30 -18:30 Meeting of the Drafting Group (one person/country) on the draft outcome document
18:30 – 20:30 Dinner hosted by the Minister, Ministry of Primary and Mass Education, Bangladesh
Ministerial Meeting
10:00 – 11:00 Session 1:  Inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning by 2030 – Challenges and opportunities for E-9 countries

Chair: UNESCO and Bangladesh

 

·         Report on results of Senior Officials Consultation Meeting

  • Ministers’ reactions/responses

 

11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 Session 2:  Priority areas and modalities for E-9 collaboration and partnerships

·         Report on results of Senior Officials Consultation Meeting

  • Ministers’ reactions/responses
  • Any outstanding items

 

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00 Session 3: Dhaka Declaration

·         Presentation of draft Dhaka Declaration of E-9 countries on Education 2030

·         Open discussion

·         Adoption of Declaration

16:00 – 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 – 17:00 Closing

·         Follow up

·         Remarks by the new Chair

 

17:00 – 17:30 Press conference
18:30 – 21:00 Gala dinner with cultural performance hosted by Minister, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh

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