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Lebo Mofolo posted Information 25 June 2018

The Brussels Development Briefing no. 51 on ”Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries ” will take place on 27 June 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels.

Lebo Mofolo posted Information 25 June 2018

The Brussels Development Briefing no. 51 on ”Agriculture as an engine of economic reconstruction and development in fragile countries ” will take place on 27 June 2018 from 09h00 to 13h00, ACP Secretariat, Brussels 451 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels.

Salima Chitalia uploaded a new Document 22 March 2017

The 4th Workshop with the Private Sector in the framework of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD) took place today at the Management Centre Europe, gathering representatives from the private sector, civil society organisations and the European Commission.  This year’s meeting was particularly de

Sylvain Aubry uploaded a new Document 23 October 2015
19
Oct
From19 October 2015
in London (United Kingdom)
Organised byPrivatisation in Education Research Initiative, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and Right to Education Project

See also on: http://bit.ly/1iQxIFF [1]

The *Privatisation in Education Research Initiative*, [2] the *Global
Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights* [3] and *the Right to
Education Project* [4] are organising a panel discussion titled *Setting
the Rules of the Game: how can regulations of private actors ensure the right
to education in the post-2015 setting?*

* *When? *Monday, 19 October 2015 from 18.00-20.00 BST
* *Where? *Clarke Hall [5], Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London,
WC1H 0AL.

Panellists will speak to the conditions within which the private sector can
partake in the education sector, in particular in light of the new Global
Goal 4 on education for all and the legal right to education. The discussion
will explore what regulations are needed to allow for responsible and
acceptable engagement of private actors in education, at a time when the
emergence of a range of low-fee private schools targeting poor communities,
including large-scale commercial chains, has sparked controversy [6] in a
number of developing countries. [7] These schools have been problematised
on a number of levels including social equality, quality of education, and
teachers’ conditions.

Still, private schools may have a role to play in education systems and the
challenge is therefore for governments to craft adequate regulations to
ensure the private sector plays a positive role, which does not undermine the
efforts to realise the Global Goals and the right to education. The panel
will include representatives from the public and private sectors, teachers
unions and civil society, and a lively debate is expected with clear
recommendations established for the way forward.

Confirmed speakers include John Rendel (Executive Director of Promoting
Equality in African Schools – PEAS [8]),  Sylvain Aubry (Research and
legal advisor, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights),
and Sylvia Mbataru (Legal office, the CRADLE, Kenya). The session will be
chaired by BBC Education Correspondent Sean Coughlan [9].

For more information and to RSVP, please email *info@periglobal.org* [10].
You can also check the Facebook event pag [11]e.We encourage you to share
this invitation widely with your networks.

[1] http://bit.ly/1iQxIFF
[2] http://www.periglobal.org/
[3] http://www.globalinitiative-escr.org/
[4] http://www.right-to-education.org/
[5] http://20bedfordway.com/clarke-hall/
[6] http://www.periglobal.org/sites/periglobal.org/files/Responses%20to%20Ec...
[7] http://globalinitiative-escr.org/advocacy/privatization-in-education-res...
[8] http://www.peas.org.uk
[9] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/correspondents/seancoughlan
[10] mailto:info@periglobal.org
[11] https://www.facebook.com/events/468799456615375/

12
Jun
From12 June 2015
in Geneva (Switzerland)
Organised byGlobal Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

The global growth of private actors in education presents many challenges
from a human rights perspective. As discussed during a side-event at the
Human Rights Council last year, increasing privatisation of education is
pushing already vulnerable groups deeper into poverty and furthering social
divisions, making it more difficult for states to fulfil their core
obligation to provide quality public education for all. Unfortunately, the
issues discussed last year have become more acute and the questions raised at
that time remain unanswered; in particular, which policies consistent with
human rights frameworks need to be adopted to effectively respond to these
challenges.

04
Apr
From4 April 2014
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byThe Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

The next Brussels Development Briefing on ‘Realising the Promise of
Agriculture for Africa’s Transformation’ will be held during the morning
of Friday 4 April 2014, at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. This 36th Briefing
is timed to coincide with the 4th Africa-EU Summit, and the panel is being
organised by the ACP-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural
Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the European Commission and the AU
Commission.