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Commonwealth Education partners launch roundtable event in advance of the Global Education Summit 2021

In advance of the Global Education Summit 2021, co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and the United Kingdom, Commonwealth Partners for Education* launched a virtual roundtable as an official side-event, which is also available on the GE Summit portal.

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The virtual roundtable was chaired by Hon. Mehnaz Akber Aziz, MNA, Pakistan with panellists including Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland, QC, Commonwealth Secretary-General; Dr Sara Ruto, Chief Administrative Secretary at the Ministry of Education in Kenya; Professor Keith Lewin, Emeritus Professor of International Development and Education at the University of Sussex; Pamella McLaren, Adviser and Head of Debt Management Unit at the Commonwealth Secretariat; and Dr Musarrat Maisha Reza, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Students Association.

Annual Conference 2021

Education, the Pandemic and Global Solutions for a Sustainable Future

Dates: 29 and 30 July 2021 | Times: 11:00 to 13:00 (GMT+1) each day | Venue: Virtual

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The CEC Annual Conference 2021 will showcase innovative approaches developed by teachers and educational professionals, in the face of the pandemic, to deliver education to young people, wherever they might be located.

The conference will:

  • Offer a wide range of examples from a mix of countries including Ghana, India, Tanzania, United Kingdom, Zambia
  • Provide a forum for delegates to discuss and contribute from their own experiences, including through parallel workshops
  • Review the impact of Covid on the delivery of education and the implications for achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals for education
  • Consider how to encourage the global dissemination of innovations and facilitate the sharing of ideas for the benefit of students, wherever they might be located

Baroness Williams of Crosby 1930-2021

Baroness Williams of Crosby, Shirley Williams, who died on April 11 at the age of 90, was closely associated with the Council for Education in the Commonwealth (CEC) for over 50 years. 

Her support for the Council and its work spanned her whole Parliamentary career which began as Labour MP for Hitchin in 1964, continued through two periods of Labour Governments when she held senior ministerial posts in education, succeeded by a decade in the Social Democratic Party as one of the ‘Gang of Four’ and in her final three decades as a Liberal Democrat Peer in the House of Lords