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September 15, 2017The CEI Team
Browse highlights of CEI's recent work, learn about current and upcoming funding opportunities and events, and take a look at a selection of topical articles from education news around the world.

This week at CEI

EdTech in Africa: Who Gets it Right?
Teresa Mbagaya
In recent years, education technology has become inextricable from education reform, resulting in a steady increase in Edtech startups and private entities innovating in education. We ask: how can technology create more efficient institutions, will more digitally literate educators become better teachers, and will ICT integration positively impact education outcomes? Read more…

Cultivating local support for ECD in Tanzania
Sonaly Patel
Worldwide, there is an unsettling lack of funding for ECD programs. In a 2016 report, Results for Development (R4D) found that only 2% of aid to basic education is allocated to early childhood education and bilateral sources of aid are especially limited. The report highlights a clear need to increase support for ECD services, presents recommendations for funders and governments, and calls for more public and private domestic funding for ECD programs. Read more…

MASK PRIZE seeks partners to invest in creativity of young Africans
Alla Tkachuk
The MASK Prize was established by UK charity Mobile Art School in Kenya (MASK). MASK improve young people’s employability, entrepreneurial skills and leadership through specially-designed creativity-training programs such as after-school Creativity Clubs and the MASK Prize. The MASK Prize has reached thousands of young people in East and South Africa, and the program now seeks new partners to offer the opportunity to more young people across Africa. MASK hopes to hear from companies, galleries, national newspapers and radio stations, grant-making bodies, and individual supporters. Read more…

Funding Opportunities

Small Charities Challenge Fund 
Deadline: September 30, 2017 (then 6-month rolling basis)
The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is making grants available to support and strengthen the work of small UK registered not-for-profit organizations working in priority countries, to help enhance their capacity and efforts to tackle poverty, and towards achieving the Global Goals. Grants of up to £50,000 will be available for projects of up to 2 years. Read more…

Women Deliver Young Leaders Program
Deadline: October 13, 2017
Applications are open for the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program. The program trains, elevates and empowers youth advocates with global visibility, networking opportunities and seed grants to implement advocacy and communications projects that they create in order to advance the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women in their communities and across the globe. Learn more….

Open Education Global Conference: Transforming Education through Open Approaches
Deadline: October 23, 2017
Proposals for conference sessions in Open Education Research, Innovation through opening traditional practices, Policies & strategies for Open Education, Institutionalizing Open Education, Tools & Technologies for Open Education, and a wide variety of themes are accepted. Learn more…

Global Education Conference: 2017 Call for Submissions
Deadline: November 1, 2017
The conference brings together educators and innovators from around the world to promote global awareness and inspiring action towards solving real–world problems. Presenters can submit proposals focused on Teachers, Students, Curriculum, Leadership, SDGs, Higher Education and a wide variety of tracks. Learn more…

Upcoming Events

What Global Education Can Learn from Public Health
September 18, 2017 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
As we mark two years since the United Nations announced their Sustainable Development Goals for high-quality, inclusive education for all, join experts to find out how we can achieve this by encouraging local stakeholders to benefit from the knowledge and experience of global stakeholders. Click here for the livestream!

IHD 2nd International Conference on Early Childhood Development in Uncertain Times
November 7 – 9, 2017, Nairobi, Kenya
Aga Khan University's Institute for Human Development brings participants from over 20 countries for a three-day plenary sessions and panel discussions on Child Developmental and Psychosocial Stimulation, Early Learning & Education, Research and Advocacy, and a wide variety of features. Learn more…

United Nations General Assembly and Side Events 2017
September 18 – 22, 2017, New York

UNGA Guide is an open-sourced guide to the UN General Assembly’s official and side events. Browse featured picks, or search by topic and date. Find out where the TED Talks will be, sign up for a discussion on sustainable tourism development, and more!

Global Education News

AU Commission commends Nana Addo for Free SHS
Delali Adogla-Bessa/
Government’s implementation of the Free Senior High School education policy has been met with praise by the African Union Commission. The Commission affirmed the policy as a sure way of ensuring the growth of the country and Africa as a whole. Ghana joins countries like Rwanda, Uganda, and Namibia that provide free education at the Secondary level. Read more…

As Social And Emotional Learning Expands, Educators Fear The ‘Fizzle’
Jane Meredith Adams

“I’m sorry to hear that,” Barbuto replied. The remark was a nod to their shared humanity as well as an academic strategy, a tiny moment of modeling social skills that is part of a blooming movement in education known as social and emotional learning. While the term is jargon, the concept is straightforward: Help students recognize and manage their emotions so they can get excited about academics and get along with others. Read more...


Photo Credits: Mbawumia ; Women Deliver Young Leaders Program ; OE Global Conference ; GEC ; Louie Rosencrans/CDC ; The Aga Khan University ; ALISON YIN FOR EDSOURCE

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