USAID ECCN, in partnership with the Inter-Agency Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), will host a webcast featuring a first preview of the AEWG’s Accelerated Education pocket guide, including 10 key principals of Accelerated Education. Presenters will cover the development, importance and potential application of the Accelerated Education pocket guide and an overview of the 10 principals to guide development and implementation of Accelerated Education programming.
The webcast will be held on June 9 from 9:00-10:00am Eastern Time. Please RSVP for this webcast by June 6.
Martha Hewison has over 20 years of education experience working for INGO’s, donors and governments in East, West and Southern Africa with a particular focus on education in post-conflict contexts and fragile states. Currently she is part of the UNHCR Education team with a specific focus on supporting accelerated education programmes and is chair of the AEWG. Prior to this she has worked largely in East Africa (Uganda, South Sudan, Somalia and Kenya) with a specific focus on education and fragility.
Kate Radford, currently with War Child, has over twenty years’ experience, working internationally in rights-based development cooperation, change management, programme management and evaluation and business development in the development, humanitarian and private sectors.
James Lawrie, Senior Education Adviser with Save the Children, has 15 years’ experience as a teacher, researcher, policy adviser and programme manager working in numerous conflict, post-conflict and low-income locations. He has been involved in Accelerated Education Programming in South Sudan, DRC, Bangladesh and Uganda, and joined the AEWG in 2015.
Ash Hartwell has forty years of field experience working at community, national and international levels on educational policy analysis, planning, evaluation, and research. He has conducted program and project evaluations in numerous crisis and post-conflict countries including Uganda, Egypt, and South Sudan. Over the past five years he completed numerous consultancies including serving on the core Leader Team for EQUIP 2, focusing on an analysis of alternative education models for underserved populations. Mr. Hartwell is M&E Specialist for USAID ECCN, Adjunct Professor at the Center for International Education at the University of Massachusetts, and joined the AEWG in 2015.
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