27 February 2018

The Right to Education Initiative will participate at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education (CIES) that will take place in Mexico City from March 25-29.

On Wednesday, March 28 (5:00 to 6:30pm UTC-06:00), Delphine Dorsi, RTE’s executive coordinator, will chair a panel titled ‘Privatisation of Education in Francophone Countries: A Separate Case?’  The panel will include five presentations:

  • Advocacy and political commitment against the commercialisation of education in the Francophone countries (Carole Coupez, Coalition Education). 
  • Privatisation of education in African Francophone countries (Solange Koumbon Akpo, ANCEFA).
  • Privatisation of education in Mauritania (Océane Blavot, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights).
  • Privatisation in education in Haiti and the role of international donors (Sylvain Aubry, Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights).
  • States’ obligations under international human rights law and examples of implementation in Francophone states (Koumbou Boly Barry, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education).
  • Discussant: Frank M. Adamson, Stanford University

For more information on privatisation of education please visit our website.

Also on Wednesday March 28 (11.30 to 1:00pm), Erica Murphy, RTE’s project officer, will chair a panel on ‘International Policies, Discourses, and Assessments’ where she will also present her forthcoming paper Country commitments to gender equality in educationOn Wednesday 28 from 1:15pm to 2:45pm she will present her paper Accountability from a human right perspective: The incorporation and enforcement of the right to education into the domestic legal order during the session ‘Re-Mapping Global Governance of Education’.

For more information on the right to education of women and girls please visit our website.

Furthermore, on Sunday 25 (8.30 to 11.30am), RTE will co-organise a workshop titled 'Privatisation has failed: How can public education systems be fixed? Exploring accountability and transparency'.

CIES 2018’s theme ‘Re-Mapping Global Education’ aims to shift the traditional starting point of research to a greater extent towards the ‘global south’. This shift not only enables south-north dialogue, but also enhances north-south dialogue and the expansion of south-south collaboration.

For more information on CIES 2018 please visit here and follow #CIES2018.