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First Regional Seminar on Social Development "Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: the prolonged crisis as an opportunity for restructuring"

Education is a fundamental human right, at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and key to achieving a comprehensive social and labour inclusion of the population, while also contributing to economic growth, equality, and civic participation in society. Research has shown that higher levels of education are associated with the reduction of poverty and inequality, the improvement of health indicators, the possibilities of access to decent work, upward social mobility, and a more active civic engagement. Education is also central in relation to the structural changes required in Latin America and the Caribbean, based on capacity building.

- 13-15 Oct 2021

Description

The Division of Social Development of ECLAC organizes this First Regional Seminar on Social Development aims to reflect on education as an engine of social development with the participation of experts from the United Nations and multilateral organizations, scholars, and policy-makers within the education sector in the region. In particular, the Seminar aims to discuss the strategies and policies that are being proposed in the field of education as part of a transformative recovery with equality and sustainability in the region.

Programme

Wednesday, October 13th   Watch the VIDEO here

11:00-11:30

Opening Session

Moderator: Alberto Arenas de Mesa, ECLAC

 

Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, ECLAC

Jean Gough, Regional Director, UNICEF/LACRO

Claudia Uribe, Regional Director OREALC/UNESCO

Pablo Cevallos Estarellas, Director IIEP UNESCO Buenos Aires

Jostein Leiro, Norway Ambassador in Chile

11:30 – 13:00

The opportunity to rebuild more inclusive and resilient education systems Moderator: Jean Gough, UNICEF/LACRO

Main presenter: Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, ECLAC (30 minutes)

 

Discussants (10 minutes per-person):

Jaime Perczyk, Minister of Education, Argentina 

Jorge Poblete, Undersecretary of Education, Chile 

Paula Villalta Olivares, Viceminister of Education, Costa Rica 

Cinthya Game Varas, Viceminister of Education, Ecuador

Ricardo Cardona Alvarenga, Viceminister of Education, Science and Technology, El Salvador

 

Discussion (10 minutes)

Break

15:00 – 17:00

Adolescents and young people during the pandemic –an inclusive Secondary School

Moderator: Pablo Cevallos Estarellas, IIEP UNESCO Buenos Aires

 

Main Presenter: Daniela Trucco (ECLAC) and Felicitas Acosta (Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Argentina): Study on the diversification and segmentation of secondary education and the experiences of young people in a pandemic by ECLAC, Norway, IIEP-UNESCO Buenos Aires and UNICEF (40 minutes)

 

Discussants (15 minutes per-person):

Javier González, SUMMA: Valuing diversity in contrast to the persistence of discrimination, stigmatization, and prejudice.

Juan Pablo Valenzuela, Universidad de Chile: Urgent considerations for educational inclusion in the prolonged crisis

Vincenzo Placco, UNICEF/LACRO: Successful alternative education programs for adolescents with unfinished educational trajectories

 

Discussion (35 minutes)

Thursday, October 14th  Watch the VIDEO here

11:00 a 13:00

Educational recovery agenda in the face of the pandemic

Moderator: Claudia Uribe, OREALC/UNESCO

 

Main Presenter: Alejandro Vera (OREALC/UNESCO) and Ruth Custode (UNICEF/LACRO) National educational responses against COVID-19 in the region (40 minutes)

 

Discussants (15 minutes per-person):

Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD Lessons for education during the coronavirus crisis

Francis Jones, ECLAC subregional headquarters for the Caribbean: Inclusion and socio-emotional well-being in education during the pandemic in the Caribbean

Paulina Araneda, President of the Council of Chile’s Agency for Education Quality: What to do first when what you were doing is no longer so useful

 

Discussion (35 minutes)

Break

15:00 a 17:00

Necessary skills and competencies in a changing context

Moderator: Daniela Trucco, ECLAC

 

Main presenter: María Luisa Marinho (ECLAC) and Tamara Díaz (OEI): Study on education, youth and employment: necessary skills and competencies in a changing context (40 minutes)

 

Discussants (10 minutes per-person):

Cristóbal Cobo (World Bank): Priority skills to train during the crisis

Fabio Senne (CETIC, Brasil): Digital divide and digital skills training in the context of the pandemic

Cora Steinberg (UNICEF): Policies for Skills Development in High School

Ana Güezmes (Director, Division of Gender Affairs, ECLAC): Inclusion of women in scientific and technological skills training

 

Discussion (40 minutes)

Friday, October 15th  Watch the VIDEO here

10:30 a 12:30

Education, comprehensive social protection and pandemic

Moderator: Claudia Robles, ECLAC

 

Main  presenter:  Alejandra  Trossero  (UNICEF)  and  Néstor  López:  Study  on comprehensive protection of adolescents (ECLAC-UNICEF/LACRO) (40 minutes)

 

Discussants (15 minutes per-person):

Mercedes  Mateo  (Chief,  Education  Division,  IDB):  Impacts  of  the  crisis  on education

Daniel Titelman (Director, Division of Economic Development, ECLAC): Active youth labour inclusion policies during the crisis

Cecilia Rossel (Universidad Católica del Uruguay): Educational components of non-contributory cash transfer programs

Discussion (35 minutes)

12:30 a 13:00

Closing Session: Articulation of educational policies with other social policies and the opportunity to rethink education

Moderator: Claudio Santibañez, UNICEF/LACRO

 

Jostein Leiro, Norway Ambassador in Chile

Alberto Arenas de Mesa, Director, Division of Social Development, ECLAC

 

Practical information

Day 1: Watch the VIDEO here

Day 2: Watch the VIDEO here

Day 3: Watch the VIDEO here

Registration:https://cepal-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wqYq3DMlQJKUJIoglnu5jA

Live Event Link:  https://live.cepal.org/educacion/english.html

 

 

portada invitación
13-15 Oct 2021
Meetings and technical symposiums
By registration

Contact

Daniela Trucco
Social Affairs Officer, Social Development Division
daniela.trucco@cepal.org
Amalia Palma
Asistente de investigación, División de Desarrollo Social
amalia.palma@cepal.org
(56-2) 2210 2343

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