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Fifth Meeting of the Collective Consultation of NGOs on EFA (CCNGO/EFA)

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The Fifth meeting of UNESCO’s Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All (CCNGO/EFA) will focus on the threats of marginalization and the global financial crisis to reach the EFA goals.
Participants in the Dhaka meeting will examine the role of education NGOs in combating marginalization during the financial crisis.

Five years prior to the 2015 EFA target date, the global financial crisis is not only jeopardizing significant advances made in access to education since 2000 but also aggravating existing challenges. Marginalized groups will be the hardest hit by the aftershock of the crisis. Civil society organizations have an increasingly important role to play in protecting the most marginalized groups from the worst effects of the crisis.

The three-day meeting follows up on the Ninth High-Level Group (HLG) meeting on EFA held in Addis Ababa 23 to 25 February. It presents an opportunity to explore ways of improving strategic collaboration between UNESCO and NGOs.

Discussion in Dhaka will also be informed by the 2010 EFA Global Monitoring Report: Reaching the marginalized and findings of studies conducted by UNESCO through the CCNGO/EFA on the effects of the crisis on the NGO community.

Established after the 2000 World Education Forum, in Dakar, the CCNGO/EFA is UNESCO’s main collaboration mechanism with NGOs working towards EFA. It aims to facilitate reflection, foster dialogue and encourage joint action between the NGOs and UNESCO in the area of EFA.


Type of Event Category 3- Non-governmental conferences
Start 22.03.2010 07:00 local time
End 24.03.2010 16:00 local time
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Focal point Dubois, Grégory
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Grégory Dubois,
Country Bangladesh
City Dhaka
Venue Dhaka Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants 100
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