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July 21, 2017Tangut Degfay

CEI Blog Highlights


A voice for innovators through OpenIDEO's emergency challenge
Four CEI profiled organizations have been shortlisted for the feedback phase of OpenIDEO’s Education in Emergencies Challenge. Learn how these creative ideas plan to tackle challenges of education in emergency contexts, and how you can join their efforts! Read more…

Technology hubs engaging policymakers to increase their impact
Tech hubs are transforming from cheap co-working spaces into innovator incubation centers. But some tech hubs are pushing the boundaries even further to engage policymakers in government and private sectors. What does this mean for education stakeholders? Read more…

Celebrating small successes with out-of-school children in India
Shukla Bose, Founder of Parikrma Foundation explains how processes, systems and the human interface make social work challenging, but also invigorating and successful. Read more…


Beyond hospitality – The importance of effective home visitation
We re-visited example ECD programs from the CEI network that are building relationships with parents and caregivers to boost their impact through home visitation alternatives. Read more…


Funding Opportunities


The School Enterprise Challenge
Deadline EXTENDED: July 31st, 2017

The School Enterprise Challenge is an international business start-up awards program for schools around the world with over $50,000 in prizes available to plan and scale most entrepreneurial ideas from schools, teachers and students. Learn more...

The 7th Global Education and Youth Training Course for Youth Multipliers
Deadline: July 28th, 2017

Youth multipliers, or those playing active roles in youth development, seeking to gain skills to improve their impact are invited to apply for support from the North-South Centre. Selected applicants will receive full funding to travel and participate in peer-learning workshops at Mollina, Spain from 18-23 September, 2017. Learn more…

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition
Deadline: July 31st, 2017

Do you have innovative ideas and projects that champion and implement one or more of the 17 SDGs? Then, this is your chance to share and scale your ideas. Young people from around the world are invited to submit their proposals. Learn more…

Call for Presentation Proposal: 7th Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium Future-Proofing Technology for Education in International Development
Deadline: August 4th, 2017

The Mobiles for Education Alliance (mEducation Alliance) will host the 7th Annual mEducation Alliance Symposium from October 5th - 6th, 2017 in Washington, DC., to share ideas and launch new partnerships to advance the use of technology in the education field, particularly in low-resource countries. This is your opportunity to connect with leading donor organizations, private sector, NGOs, ICT4E researchers, innovators, and policymakers engaged in education. Learn more

Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship
Deadline: August 7th, 2017

The African Entrepreneurship Award (AAE) offers $1 million to all eligible African entrepreneurs with existing businesses or new business ideas. The awards aim to recognize Africa’s most talented entrepreneurs across 4 categories: Best Growing Business, Best Mature Business, Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, and Social Entrepreneur of the Year. Are you a young visionary? this is your chance to share your business ideas. Learn more…

The EQUAL Global Network: Seed Grants for Small-Scale & Pilot Research Projects
Deadline: August 21st
, 2017

The EQUAL Global Network launches its first round of seed grants for small-scale and pilot research projects based in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan African countries. These seed grants will award a total of US$20,000 for successful proposals which will focus on measurement of learning, development and quality of education, and inform policies that ARE relevant to SDG’s education goal. Learn more…


Upcoming Events


YouthPower Learning: Early Evidence from the Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE) Program
July 25th, 2017
, Online

This webinar will present key lessons from the nine-year (2015-2024) UK government-funded GAGE program designed to generate evidence on programs and policies to help adolescent girls reach their full potential. Learn more…

Global Partnership for Education webinar series: Data must speak - A way to strengthen system management and social accountability
July 27th, 2017
, Online

This webinar examines the data must speak initiative, which is based on the idea that better use of data and feedback tools can improve education system management and enhance social accountability through community participation. The webinar will share countries’ experiences and facilitate knowledge exchange, as well as engage the audience in a discussion about challenges and achievements. Learn more…

ACER Research Conference: Leadership for Improving Learning: Insights from research
August 27 – 29, 2017
, Melbourne

The 2017 Research Conference will highlight the latest national and international research in education leadership practices and initiatives that have invigorated educational institutions and produced significant improvements in student engagement and performance. Learn more…

Global Collaboration Day
September 21st, 2017

Join global educators & organizations as they demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and introduce the tools, resources and projects that are available to global educators today. Learn more…

ANDE Annual Conference
September 25 – 27, 2017
, Virginia

The Conference is targeted at senior-level executives of ANDE member organizations, including leading investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions. The highly interactive agenda features workshops on solutions to common challenges, networking sessions, and plenaries. Learn more…



Global Education News


What a new preschool study tells us about early child education – and about impact evaluation
David Evans

A game-based experiment done on preschoolers in India tells us the divide between early childhood learning interventions, impact, and the ways how social programs evaluate impact. Read more...

Malala Yousafzai highlights education needs of Iraq’s displaced children
Cathy Otten

During her first visit to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and education advocate called for world leaders to invest in education for children in conflict stricken countries, highlighting the difficulties that displaced children face while studying in camps. Read more...

Two years in: How’s the world’s first development impact bond for education doing? 
Izzy Boggild-Jones and Emily Gustafsson-Wright

Two years after the launch of the first development impact bond (DIB) for education, the model is reporting promising results in both enrollment and learning gains. Izzy Boggild-Jones and Emily Gustafsson-Wright from Brookings share the highlights from a recent webinar on two-years review of the DIB with representatives from the service provider, outcome funder and other stakeholder institutions. Read more...

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