Paris to Brasilia
The Working Group discussed
the agenda of the next major EFA gathering: the Fourth EFA
High-Level Group Meeting (HLG) (Brasilia, 8-10 November).
Abhimanyu Singh, Director of the Division of International
Coordination and Monitoring for Education for All, outlined
current efforts to make this meeting more focused and interactive.
In the spirit of further integration, the Working Group
proposed that the HLG meeting be integrated with the FTI
Partners' Group (Brazilia, 10-12 November), under the EFA
umbrella, coordinated by UNESCO.
The Working Group was clear
that this meeting should:
send out a message of urgency and hope about meeting the
EFA and MDG goals;
become more ambitious and influential. Its not
quite there yet", one participant said.
Have representation from the highest level, especially Ministers
of Development Co-operation from industrialized countries.