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International Cooperation to Achieve the Education for All Goals: Strategies and Challenges for UNICEF and its Partners in Kenya

Tuesday, 8 October, 2013
206 Runme Shaw Building, HKU Main Campus

Speakers: Suguru Mizunoya
Chair: Mark Bray


This seminar will provide a short history of the education sector in Kenya, highlighting major events such as the introduction of Free Primary Education, post-election violence in 2008, the Horn of Africa Drought Crisis, and promulgation of the new constitution and Education Act in 2013. It will discuss ways in which Development Partners are working with the government, while also highlighting some tensions and challenges. The discussion will include focus on political and financial issues which are relevant to the wider EFA agenda in Africa and beyond.


Suguru Mizunoya has recently joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Programme of Global Political Economy), having previously worked for UNICEF and Chaired the Education Development Partner Group in Kenya. He has also worked in UNICEF’s regional office in Bangkok, and for the World Bank and ILO. His research includes financing and planning of education systems, impact evaluation, and cost-benefit analysis of education policies.


All are welcome!