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Public group
Owned by: 
Ziad Abbasi
Created: 
6 December 2011

Developing micro projects outside big cities to create jobs and revenues

57 members 9 posts 1 recommendation
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/

Public group
Owned by: 
UNIDO Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development Organization
Created: 
5 November 2010

The group is about three main topics: poverty reduction through productive activities; trade capacity-building and energy and environment.

92 members 179 posts 1 recommendation
Ling Ng uploaded a new Document 21 September 2015

A significant challenge for mini-grid deployment is a communication and language gap between mini-grid developers and investors about mini-grid risks and their management.

Ken Lohento posted Information 8 December 2014

Youth call for proposalsAdvancing youth agricultural entrepreneurship and ICT innovations to boost climate-resilient fo

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.

Sylvain Aubry uploaded a new Document 23 October 2015
29
Jun
From
29 June 2017 to 30 June 2017
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byOECD

The Conference will identify key challenges and ways forward to better align financial mechanisms with policy reforms to speed and scale up green investments in support of energy efficient and low-carbon growth, new business opportunities and green jobs in the Eastern Partnership countries (Armen

30
Jun
From30 June 2016
in (Belgium)
Organised bySmart Village Initiative and Low Carbon Energy for Development Network (LCEDN)

======== THE BIG CHILL: OFF-GRID COOLING FOR WATER, REFRIGERATION, SPACES,
AND MORE... =========================================================

>Join The Low Carbon Energy for Development Network and 
>
>Smart Villages on
>
>*Thursday, 30 June 2016, 10am EST / 3pm UK / 4pm CEST *
>
>*Registration link:*
>
>*https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3424802074601906692 [1]*
Cooling is crucial in off-grid villages throughout the developing world:
water, refrigeration for vaccines, cooling for Maasai cheese, and even
spaces, whether for productive uses of energy (cold chains for fish or
agricultural / dairy products) or homes and community spaces. In this
webinar, we will hear from several speakers regarding the challenges and
opportunities for cooling in off-grid villages. What innovative solutions
have they discovered? How can keeping cool improve the lives of people
throughout the developing world, particularly the hottest places? As well,
what about the environmental impacts of cooling - how can we ensure keeping
cool doesn't cause further global warming? Our webinar series is a little
different: each expert will speak for less than 10 minutes and will focus on
their on-the-ground experience using photos to tell their story. 

[1] https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3424802074601906692

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