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Inter-Agencies Meeting on Education for All


The meeting was convened by the EFA Original Partners institutions: UNESCO, UNICEF, WORLD BANK, UNDP, UNFPA. It will be held on February 1st and 2nd, 2001, at World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC, U.S.A.

The participation of at least one representative of each of those institutions is expected in the morning session of February 1st, In the afternoon of the same day and on February 2nd, other agencies and key institutions in support of education, besides the above mentioned institutions, have been invited. During the morning session on February 1st, there will be 10 participants and we expect to increase the number to a total of 19 people for the afternoon session of the same day.

The UNESCO Regional Office of Education for the Latin America and the Caribbean countries (OREALC), in cooperation with UNICEF Regional Office, will be acting as the technical secretarial office. Each participant will be in charge of its own travel expenses and per diem. The World Bank will provide the logistics and room facilities. The meeting will be held in: 1850 I St., N.W., corner of I St. and 19 St, Room, I-7022, Washington DC, 20433, U.S.A.


1) To work out an inter-agency regional strategy for the support of plan-proposals and/or national programs on Education for All. The Latin American and the Caribbean countries must complete them by the year 2001.

2) To define, coordinate and support mechanisms for the follow-up of Education for All.

3) To develop coordination strategies of national, sub-regional and regional attempts for the support of national programs.


February 1st - A.M. session
E.F.A. Original Partners agencies


February 1st - P.M session and February 2nd, all day session

Extended Meeting.

The participation of other agencies such as: ACDI, ATEI, AID, BID, CAB, CARICOM, CEPAL, CIDA, SPANISH COOPERATION, IDRC, THE FORD FOUNDATION, GTZ, OIT, OEI, OPS/OMS; UNAIDS, USAID, WFP, for which the coordination actions with EFA's national programs could be of importance to their own program, is expected.

Preliminary Activities Program

Thursday, February 1st

Original Partners meeting

9:00 - 9:15

Welcoming/introduction of participants Ana Luiza Machado, UNESCO/OREALC. Jamil Salmi, WORLD BANK.

9:15 - 9:45

Brief revision of Dakar agreements and world commitments Sheldom Shaffer, UNICEF Fernando Leyton, Lene Buchert UNESCO/PARIS.

9:45 - 12:00

Socialization of the Original Partner's roles for the regional EFA follow-up.

Moderator: Garren Lumpkin, UNICEF.

Putting together the convergencies that exist between each partner and E.F.A.

Ways of communication and exchange of information .

Preliminary agreements of future joint work.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Introduction and discussions on the Extended Meeting Program
Objectives and expected results.
Ana Luiza Machado, UNESCO/OREALC

1:00 - 2:00 PM


Extended Meeting

2 - 2:30 PM

Eduardo Doryan, WORLD BANK
Introduction of participants.

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Comments on the general and regional contexts of EFA and the international cooperation.

International cooperation. Views and remarks from the countries following E.F.A. and P.P.E. (Major Project in The Field of Education) evaluation results Ana Luiza Machado, UNESCO/OREAL

E.F.A. in Latin America and the Caribbean: Santo Domingo's Framework of Action (February 2000) Alfredo Rojas, UNESCO/OREALC

Outline of E.F.A. follow-up after the Dakar Meeting (April 2000). Fernando Leyton y Lene Buchert, UNESCO/PARIS

3:30 - 4:00 PM

Introduction and discussion of Original Partners' preliminary agreements, made at the morning session.
Jamil Salmi, WORLD BANK

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Moderator: Sheldom Shaffer, UNICEF

5:30 PM Closing of First Day.

Friday, February 2nd

Extended Meeting (cont.)

9:00 - 1:00 PM

The convergencies with EFA at regional level: agendas and support programs to education, operation approaches and comparative advantages among agencies. A fifteen-minutes presentation from each participating agency. Moderator: Marisela Padrón, UNFPA

1:00 - 2:00 PM


2:00 - 3:00 PM

Presentations (cont.)
Moderator: Danielle Benjamin, UNDP

3:00 - 4:30 PM

Possible coordination among agencies that work in the field of Education for All. At national, regional and sub-regional levels. Moderator: Jamil Salmi, World Bank

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Conclusions, agreements and next steps. Moderator: UNESCO and UNICEF

5:30 PM

End of meeting.

During the third day, February 3rd, a committee in Washington will provide to all participants, via e-mail, an "aide memoire" with the agreements reached in both sessions. .

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