Commonwealth Consortium for Education

The Commonwealth Consortium for Education has been established by a group of education-related Commonwealth NGOs, to coordinate their efforts on behalf of Commonwealth education, to stimulate more coherence in their work and to provide a collective mechanism for interaction with ministries and official Commonwealth organisations.
Initial activities have focused on making representations to Commonwealth Governments regarding the place of education in future Commonwealth priorities and programmes at the time of the Coolum summit meeting in 2002. A calendar of events in Commonwealth education has been circulated and will be updated regularly. Future joint activities of the Commonwealth Consortium for Education are expected to include development action, advocacy, information sharing, and research and development of policy. A particular concern is to promote education about the Commonwealth, and its fundamental values of democracy, tolerance and respect for diversity. The group will constitute a forum that will promote cooperation between members. In the context of the Conferences of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEMs) and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGMs), it aims to mobilise support for education cooperation programmes, working closely with official Commonwealth bodies, national governments and agencies, and other NGOs.

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The Council for Education in the Commonwealth's Annual Conference on Tuesday 1st July will be held at the British Council Headquarters in central London just off Trafalgar Square. The Conference runs from 10.45 a.m. (registration/coffee from 10.00) to 4p.m and includes lunch. It is open to all, including non-Members of CEC. As shown on the attached there is a small charge to register - £25 for CEC members, £30 for non-members and £15 for students.

We believe the theme of the Conference, Team Commonwealth and Goals in Education, will be of wide interest. With the help of many distinguished speakers (see the provisional programme), we shall be exploring how, especially in education, the Commonwealth can work more effectively with external partners, how the plethora of Commonwealth bodies with an interest in education can co-ordinate their efforts, and how to link up the different sectoral concerns (health, employment, youth, education etc) to produce a more holistic approach to development. And we will be looking forward to the prospects for next year's (2015) CHOGM in Malta and the 19th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in the Bahamas, and how civil society and others can engage productively with those gatherings of senior decision-takers.

Please see available downloads below....

Flyer (PDF)

Programme (PDF)

Registration (Word Document)

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