Quality in the classrooom a conference on School Education is the four days international conference which will be held on Rato bangala school, Patan Durbar Square lalitpur. This conference is organized by Rato Bangala Foundation (RBF) in cooperation with the Department of Education (MoE, GoN).
Other partners for "Quality in the classrooom " conference are: the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Asian Development Bank, Unicef, UNESCO, Open Society Foundations and Rato Bangala School. The overall objective of which is to bring together classroom practitioners, education leaders, policymakers, researchers and other stakeholders, including parents and students to share ideas and showcase best practices in school education from Nepal and more broadly, regionally and globally.
Education is key to a country’s progress, with Nepal being no exception. Although, it has been a prominent issue for discussion at the forefront of development dialogue for a number of years, it is now pertinent to involve all stakeholders in addressing imperative issues of concern such as the ‘quality of education’. Quantitative issues of access have prioritized the focus of efforts, whilst issues of quality have received little or no attention. Such issues can only be tackled through a partnership of stakeholders at all levels, instigated and inspired through an exchange of idea’s, innovations and best practices. This conference aims to redress this imbalance by focusing on ‘Quality in the Classroom’.
The structure of the conference has been organized to accommodate the interests of a wide participant target group, whilst staying within the confines of the quality debate. The first day of the four-day ‘Quality in the Classroom’ conference will be limited to the inaugural ceremony, followed by three days of simultaneous presentations and workshops. Each day will start with an address by a keynote speaker.
Dr. Baela Raza Jamil is a public policy specialist and former technical adviser to the Ministry of Education.
Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam is a former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.
On behalf of UNICEF, Mr. Gautam actively contributed to crafting of the Millennium Development Goals and their monitoring and implementation. He collaborated closely with UNESCO, the World Bank and other institutions to promote the ‘Education for All’ – Fast-Track Initiative, and the UN Girls Education Initiative. Currently, he serves on the Boards of a number of national and international organizations and foundations, and supports charitable activities dealing with public health, education, women’s empowerment and child rights.
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*Please note : Registration will be done in person on 21,22, 28 and 29 March 2013 between 14:00 to 17:00 pm at Rato Bangala Foundation, Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur, Nepal.