UNESCO to launch education monitoring report at Innovation Africa Summit




The government of Mozambique is now gearing up for the high-level Innovation Africa Summit that will take place at the Gloria Hotel, Maputo 23 to 25 October. In an important development it has now been confirmed that UNESCO have partnered with Innovation Africa to launch their Global Education Monitoring Report at the event on October 24, 2017.

The UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report 2017/18 is of great significance and impact, and it further brings outstanding high profile to Mozambique as the host country for Innovation Africa 2017.

The launch of the UNESCO report will have an introduction from Mr Getachew Engida, UNESCO’s Deputy Director-General, and a key note address by Hon Dr Demeke Mekonnen, the Deputy PM of Ethiopia. This will be followed by a presentation of the key findings of the report by UNESCO’s Director of Global Education Monitoring Report, Mr Manos Antoninis.

Integrated into the formal programme of the Innovation Africa Summit, the Maputo global launch event of UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring Report: Accountability in education, will combine a presentation of the Report, addresses from the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education and UNESCO’s Deputy Director-General, as well as a high-level ministerial panel, and an interactive question and answer session.

Grounded in the evidenced-based findings of the 2017/8 GEM Report, the aim this event will be to:

  • Inform policy makers of different approaches to accountability being used in different contexts, their benefits and disadvantages.
  • Share key evidence-based recommendations from the Report relevant to national, regional and global policy makers.
  • Expand the GEM Report’s profile amongst key education stakeholders and reaffirm the Report as the core evidence based advocacy tool for monitoring progress towards the education related targets in the SDGs.

Following the report presentation there will be a high level question and answer panel to discuss the important issues raised in the report. The panel shall be made up of:

  • Hon Conceita Sortane – Minister of Education & Human Development, MOZAMBIQUE
  • Hon Matthew Opoku Prempeh – Minister of Education, GHANA
  • Hon Mohamed Enver Surty – Deputy Minister of Basic Education, SOUTH AFRICA

Innovation Africa is recognised as the continent’s number one high level ministerial forum where industry partners enjoy pre-scheduled meetings and committed engagement with ministers and senior government officials from over 40 countries. More details about this year’s session can be found here.




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