20.07.2009 -

Education ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean to study education development, Trinidad and Tobago, 21-22 July

The impact of the financial crisis on education will be discussed by education ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean at a meeting in Trinidad and Tobago on July 21 and 22.

The Board of the Intergovernmental Committee of the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (PRELAC) which is made up of Ministers of Education from Argentina, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Paraguay, Trinidad and Tobago, Brazil and Dominica will also review Education for All/PRELAC achievements and establish an agenda for a further ministers’ meeting scheduled for 2011.


The EFA/PRELAC strategy approved by education ministers in Havana (2002), is the regional  roadmap for achieving Education for All goals and aims to foster significant change in education policy and practice through five strategic aspects: the meaning, content and practice of education; teacher participation in education changes; the transformation of school culture; the flexibility of education systems and social responsibility for education.

The meeting of the EFA/PRELAC Committee Board will be inaugurated by the Minister of Education of Trinidad and Tobago, the Hon. Esther Le Gendre, and the Director of the UNESCO Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mr. Jorge Sequeira.

Related links


Quality Education for All and the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (PRELAC)


Draft Agenda

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