For the first time since the beginning of the programme in June 2012, all participants and coordinators (coming from the three participating countries and the six partners’ institutions) will gather together for a regional workshop in Hong Kong, organized by the Faculty of Education of the University of Hong Kong (HKU).
In addition to the provision of courses on the use of projections and scenarios in the preparation of education sector development plans and the opportunity to discuss and consolidate their draft country plan documents (that they are required to submit at the end of the distance programme), this will be a wonderful occasion for participants and partner institutions to exchange and share their country experiences.
Participants are eager to meet each other. As Mrs. Nguyen Lan Huong, from Viet Nam, said in a recent interview: “We also look forward to the one-week study visit to the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where we will have a chance to see in person other participants and actually activate our professional network for the long-term benefit” .(Click here to read)
This week will, without a doubt, strengthen the regional cooperation in educational planning and management.
The five-day workshop will start with an opening ceremony on Monday, 14 January, at 9:00 am, in the Foyer, Rayson Huang Theatre, the University of Hong Kong. It will gather representatives of the three organizing institutions: Ms Gabriele Gottelmann, head of the Training Unit at IIEP; Professor Stephen Andrews, Dean of Education, HKU; Professor Mark Bray, UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education, HKU; and Ms Jean K. Sung, Executive Director & Manager, Global Philanthropy Asia-Pacific of J.P. Morgan. Other local partners and institutions will also attend the ceremony