25 January 2017
The UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan (UNESCO Almaty) is organizing e the Sub-Regional meeting on Education 2030: Implementing the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) in Central Asia" in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on 22-24 February 2017.High-level policy-makers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Mongolia will meet with experts from international agencies, civil society, private sector and universities from Central Asia to identify Sustainable Development Goal (SDG4) implementation strategy options and to establish a working group for sub-regional cooperation.
Central Asian countries are faced with geopolitical challenges, which limit their access to global implementation initiatives and regional assistance networks on Education 2030.
Hence, this meeting aims at connecting the implementation of global and Asia-Pacific education strategies with aspirations of Central Asian states. During the meeting, the Central Asian countries will have an opportunity to discuss the planning, implementation and monitoring of the SDG4-Education 2030 agenda, while taking into consideration sub-regional specificities.Participants will communicate with sub-regional, regional and global actors to identify available resources as well as capacity development and data needs in Central Asia.
The 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report “Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable future for all” will also be launched at the event. This report analyses complex links between education and major development sectors, with an implication for education policy.