Canada announces new funding for education in Global South

Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC) has awarded  US$8 million to the Global Partnership for Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX). KIX was implemented by IDRC to "strengthen national education systems and accelerate educational progress in the Global South". Funding will go toward four regional hubs to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaboration across education stakeholders in different countries, and to use evidence to inform "national education-related policy". The following organizations were selected to develop and run each of KIX's regional hubs:

  1.  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; UNICEF; and the African Union will manage a hub for 19 African Anglophone countries;
  2. The Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation, Conférence des ministres de l’éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie, and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie will manage a hub for 20 Francophone African countries;
  3. The Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training will manage a hub for 21 countries in Asia-Pacific; the Middle East and North Africa; Eastern Europe; and Central Asia; and
  4. SUMMA, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, and the American Institutes for Research will manage a hub for eight countries located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Press release- International Development Research Centre