01.10.2017 - UNESCO Office in Doha

Multistakeholder dialogue to unpack SDG4 on Education held in Kuwait


Within the framework of policy and planning in selected GCC State and SDG4 Education 2030, the Kuwait National Commission for UNESCO, Kuwait Ministry of Education and UNESCO Doha have successfully conducted a Multistakeholder National Policy Dialogue to Implement SDG4 in Kuwait on 27 September 2017.

On behalf of Kuwait National Commission for UNESCO, Ms. Nadia Jasim Al-Wazan, presented and thanked the participants and Education partners for participating in an important process towards the formulation of Kuwait National Roadmap to implement SDG4-education 2030. On behalf of UNESCO Doha, Faryal Khan, Programme Specialist for Education and the lead facilitator for the consultation meeting addressed the participants. Faryal Khan posed some challenging questions for participants’ reflection as they initiate the process of planning and implementing SDG4 in Kuwait:

  • What are the key Action Points of the National Road Map (2017-2018) to implement SDG 4 in KUWAIT?
  • To what extent are the global targets and thematic indicators for education relevant in KUWAIT?
  • What are the existing national capacities for the collection, analysis and utilization of data on education?
  • In what areas do we need to strengthen capacities of MoE officials to enhance planning and implementation for SDG 4?
  • Is data available to monitor and review SDG 4 progress at national level? If not, in which areas is data required? Do you need to develop new methodologies to gather data?

Attended by about 35 participants from various sectors: Ministry of Education (planning department, curriculum, special education, science etc), Education council, National Center for Education Development (NCED), Kuwait University,  General authority for applied education, Committee for Private Universities, statistics, and planning and development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Habitat and other education partners,  the multistakeholder dialogue has resulted in the following:

Opening up of dialogue and enabling  linkages between the Ministry of Education, education Partners and UNDP, to collaborate together on SDG4 in Kuwait.

  • KUWAIT Road Map to implement SDG 4 at national level: The Road map include Action Points pertaining to (1) Advocacy and communication; (2) Review and monitoring; (3) Financing; (4) Coordination and Partnerships; and (5) Policy and Planning.
  • Introduction of methodology to identify priorities to strengthen capacities of MoE officials to enhance planning and implementation for SDG 4, as well as timely collection, analysis and utilization of data on education.

Introduction of a stock-taking exercise to map available data and explore the gaps on data pertaining to Education Thematic Indicators.

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