IIEP at the 2018 Pan-African High-Level Conference on Education

24 April 2018

IIEP-UNESCO will participate in the Pan-African High-Level Conference on Education (PACE 2018), taking place in Nairobi, Kenya from 25-27 April 2018. Convened by UNESCO and the Government of Kenya, PACE 2018 aims to strengthen the partnerships in education and accelerate the implementation of SDG4 and the Education 2030 Agenda and the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025) at the country level.

Find IIEP at PACE 2018

  • Panel on innovative financing // 26 April 2018, 10:30-12:30pm

IIEP’s Director Suzanne Grant Lewis will be the moderator in the panel presentation ‘Increasing innovative investment in education as a continuum’ during the technical meeting ‘Translating Education 2030 and CESA 16-25 Agendas into practice’. Featuring the perspectives of national and international civil society organizations, government, and development partners, this panel aims to deepen the understanding of the term “innovative financing” and identify promising options for ensuring the support of Africa’s educational transformation.

  • Panel on efficient education financing // 26 April 2018, 2pm-4pm

IIEP-Pôle de Dakar Coordinator's Guillaume Husson is the organizer and speaker on the panel ‘Improving the efficiency of education financing’. This session will provide a space to discuss more efficient and equitable use of financial resources in education to achieve the goal of inclusive and quality education. It will also make the case for increased funding for education, as well as for education in emergencies and in conflict-affected countries.

More about PACE 2018

African countries today are at different stages in integrating the both internationally and regionally agreed targets and commitments into their national education policies, plans, and practices. This event will provide an important opportunity to take stock of the progress made over the past several years and identify ways to better align policies and plans with education goals. 

“PACE 2018 provides an opportunity to share progress, success stories, challenges and lessons learned by Member States thus far and to contribute to the ongoing discussions on the 2063 African Union vision The Africa We Want.”

See more in the PACE 2018 concept note.