Join the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at CIES 2017

GI-ESCR will be presenting at the two panels below during the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Conference on March 5-9 in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss the impact of private actors and low-fee schooling on the right to education. CIES is a major annual conference on global education issues.
Monday 6th March, 5:00 – 6:30 pm ‘Understanding commercial low-fee private schools: looking at available data on Bridge International Academies’ operations in three countries’

This panel will seek to support a transparent and informed discussion on commercial low-fee schools by sharing data on Bridge International Academies (BIA) which have been collected over the last two years accross three countries (Liberia, Kenya, Uganda).

Location : Sheraton Atlanta, 1, Georgia 1 (South Tower)

Chairs: Gita Steiner-Khamsi
Presenters: Sylvain Aubry, Salima Namusobya, Anderson Miamen, Allyson Krupar.
Respondant: Chris Kirchgasler

Tuesday 7th March, 10:00 – 11:00 am ‘Assessing the growing role of private actors in education: Towards universal human rights Guiding Principles’

Location : Sheraton Atlanta, 2, Athens (South Tower)

Chair: Salima Namusobya
Participants : Sylvain Aubry, Delphine Dorsi, Tanvir Muntasim
Respondant: Suzanne Grant Lewis

You can also join us for a workshop on the Human Rights Guiding Principles on State obligations regaring private schools on Sunday 5th March at 3pm. More information here: 

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