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