Educational Engagement and Out-of-School Youth in the Commonwealth
2nd June 2015, British Council, Spring Gardens, London
The Commonwealth theme for 2015, A Young Commonwealth, informs this year’s CEC conference. It addresses international concern at the limited prospects awaiting many of the world’s young people as they embark on adult, family, community, economic and political lives. It will discuss the opportunities for those with the least schooling and how this could be improved with every additional year of education and/or training.
This conference will review the factors that hinder post primary youth enrolment and their impact on society, communities and employment. It will consider what approaches and policies might best break down barriers, offering practical examples of formal and non-formal interventions that promote education and training and encourage greater inclusion.
Nicholas Burnett: Director, Results for Development, Washington DC
Layne Robinson: Commonwealth Youth Division.
Frances Ferreira: Commonwealth Of Learning, Vancouver.
Emily Echessa: Deputy Head of Education, Save the Children UK.
Fatimah Kelleher: Council for Education in the Commonwealth.
Mustafa Azar Kamal: Bangladesh Open University.