Japan announces ¥300 million grant to Samoa for teaching materials
Japan will contribute ¥300 million (US$2.8 million) to Samoa for equipment to produce textbooks and other teaching supplies. The equipment is expected to ensure greater access to education materials for primary school students to strengthen the quality of education and contribute to social and economic development in the Pacific-island country.
The Department for International Development (DFID) has published a new education strategy document calling on national and international leaders to ensure the most disadvantaged children are not left behind. The new policy, entitled 'DFID Education Policy: Get Children Learning', outlines three main priorities: investing in good teaching, promoting system reform, and prioritizing the most marginalized to ensure access to quality education.
April 14-15, 2018: Annual conference on global health and innovation Conference takes place at Yale University
Unite for Site, a global health nonprofit, hosts its 15th Global Health & Innovation Conference (GHIC). This conference takes place annually at Yale University, in New Haven, CT. GHIC is the largest global health and social entrepreneurship conference in the world. It welcomes over 2,000 participants, including professionals and students, from all US states and 55 countries around the world. Participants represent all sectors of international development, global health, and social entrepreneurship.
June 19, 2018: Annual Higher Education and International Development Conference
The Centre for Education and International Development (CEID), from the University College London Institute of Education, will host an annual conference bringing together academics and policymakers to discuss the role of higher education in sustainable development.
The themes of the conference are: - The role of higher education in the Sustainable Development Goals
- Expanding access to quality higher education in the context of resource constraints
- Research gaps and priority areas for research investment
- Impact of existing interventions and the role of external development agencies