High-level conference on learning in Middle East and Africa kicks off

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Thu, 13 Feb 2020 - 10:36 GMT

he High-Level Conference on Accelerating Learning in the Middle East and Africa opened Thursday under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - Courtesy of the World Bank

he High-Level Conference on Accelerating Learning in the Middle East and Africa opened Thursday under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi - Courtesy of the World Bank

CAIRO - 13 February 2020: The High-Level Conference on Accelerating Learning in the Middle East and Africa opened Thursday under the auspices of President Abdel Fattah El Sisi.

The two-day event is organized by the Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the World Bank.

Minister of Education Tarek Shawqi opened the conference with Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and African Region Ferid Belhaj in attendance.

The conference will underscore the urgency of improving learning outcomes and will bring together ministers of education, UNICEF officials, policymakers, sector experts, civil society, and development partners from across MENA and Africa.

It aims at sharing regional and international experiences of education reform and transformative strategies for making faster progress towards improving learning for all, while promoting collaboration among the countries of Africa and the Middle East to work towards making faster progress in improving learning outcomes.

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