ERF Education Forum 2017 Agenda 6-8 December

 

Day 1 - Wednesday 6 December 2017
Venue: World Council of Churches Main Hall
Participation: Group 1 (Global North inclusive of UNESCO and Missions)

Time Activity Speaker /Facilitator
8.30-9.00  Registration  
9.00-10.00
Opening Session
 
Welcome Remarks
 
How do we articulate the possibilities, limitations and challenges of
balanced and inclusive schooling and education in the Global North?
 
Photo Session & Press
Shaikh Manssour Bin Mussallam
President, Education Relief Foundation, Switzerland
 
Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Christoph Stückelberger
President and Founder, Globethics.net Foundation, Switzerland
10.00-10.30 Coffee and Tea Break  
10.30-12.00
Panel Presentation (90min)
Share policies and implementing mechanism for achieving balanced and inclusive education based on intraculturalism, transdisciplinarity, dialecticism and contextuality (ERF's four pillars of balanced and inclusive education)
 
Q&A (20 min)

 

 

 

Q&A (20 min) - Facilitator: Prof. Dr. Obiora Francis Ike, Executive Director, Globethics.net Foundation, Geneva

12.00-13.00 Lunch Break  
13.00-15.00
SESSION 2a: Reflections and input on the working paper
  1. Provide situation on Balanced and Inclusive Education in the context of the Global North
  2. Share policies and implementing mechanism for achieving balanced and inclusive education based on intraculturalism, transdisciplinarity, dialecticism and contextuality (ERF's four pillars of balanced and inclusive education)
 
15.00-15.30 Coffee and Tea Break  
15.30-16.30 ERF's Four Pillars of Balanced and Inclusive Education
Shaikh Manssour Bin Mussallam
President, Education Relief Foundation, Switzerland
16.00-16.45 Ethics in Higher Education
Divya Singh,
Globethics.net Regional Program South Africa
Author of the Book "Ethics in Higher Education", published by Globethics.net, 2017
16.45-17.30 Q&A
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Obiora Francis Ike
Executive Director, Globethics.net Foundation, Geneva
Day 2 - Thursday 7 December 2017
Venue: World Council of Churches Main Hall
Participation: Group 1 (Global North inclusive of UNESCO and Missions)
Time Activity  
9.00-11.00
SESSION 1: Policy and Programme Response for A Balanced and Inclusive Education
  • What concrete partnership opportunities can best leverage commitments towards imparting BIE?
  • What are the expectations and requirements in view of delivering BIE at the grassroots?
  • What issues are emerging from all partners contributing? How can these be addressed?
Institution Presentations
11.00-11.15 Coffee and Tea Break  
11.15-12.30
SESSION 2: WORKSHOP Findings and recommendations on Balanced and Inclusive Education
Discuss key recommendations to promote balanced and inclusive education in the context of the ever-increasing complexity of the Global North economic, socio-cultural, and political environment.
12.30-14.00 Lunch Break  
14.00-16.00 Side meetings Please request the logistics team for room reservations
16.00-18.00
Preparations for the Global Forum at the UN

Draft ‘Findings and Recommendations for Decision-makers' - Paper will be based on the input from the all regional meetings' reflections and will be discussed for amendments.
 
Recommendations and Endorsement of Policy Guide for Ethics in Education based on ERF's Four Pillars of BIE
Peter Fell
Education Relief Foundation, Switzerland
 
Prof. Dr. Obiora Francis Ike
Executive Director, Globethics.net Foundation, Geneva
19.00 Welcome Dinner  
Day 3 - Friday 8 December 2017
Venue: Palais des Nations, Room XXII, United Nations Geneva
Participation: Group 1 and Group 2 inclusive of observers & media
Time Activity  
10.00-10.10 Welcome Remarks
Prof. Dr. Obiora Francis Ike
Executive Director, Globethics.net Foundation, Geneva
10.10-10.30
Opening
 
Key note address
 
10.35-11.00 Inaugural Speech
H.E. Mr. Jack Mathieu Émile Lang
Former Minister of Culture, Former Minister of Education, France
11.00-11.30  
Shaikh Manssour Bin Mussallam,
President, Education Relief Foundation, Switzerland
 
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stückelberger
President and Founder, Globethics.net Foundation, Switzerland
11.30-13.00 Country Endorsement
3 min per country representation (20 delegations)
 
(Endorsements from the missions in Geneva: orally from the floor)
13.00 Photo Sessions
Group photos
 
Individual photos with partners