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UNESCO Launch Event
Mon 24 October 2016, 17:30 – 20:00 BST
Link Community Development International and United Nations House Scotland, in collaboration with the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) Team from UNESCO, will be holding a Launch Event for the 2016 GEM Report in Edinburgh titled “Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all.” Refreshments for this event will be provided, including Malawian Gin and Tonic.
Event Programme for Launch of GEM Report:
Arrival and Registration
Welcome and Introduction
UNESCO GEMR Team
Professor Kenneth King
Reflections on the Presentations from the Floor
Dr. Samantha Ross, LINK Community Development International, Implementing SDG 4 in Link’s DfID funded Girls’ Education Challenge programme in Ethiopia
May East, GAIA and the SDG 4
Q&A and Discussion
Close of Formal Meeting
Reception and Networking
This launch will focus on the 2016 Report, the first in a new series of reports entitled the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Reports.
This report, concentrating on ‘Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all’, established a new monitoring foundation for education and, thereby, the state of education in the new framework of the Sustainable Development Goals. This report also examines key financing and governance challenges for the post-2015 era, as well as the reciprocal links between education and major aspects of the post-2015 development agenda. It presents an account of how the role of education can contribute to the sustainable development agenda.