Past Event


Expanding opportunity in education – challenges for the Post 2015 agenda

19 February 2015 17:00–18:30

Fulton B Lecture Theatre,
University of Sussex, Falmer,
Brighton, East Sussex

15 years ago governments came together to agree a set of ambitious goals aimed at delivering education for all. The international community is now debating a new set of ‘post-2015’ education goals.

How far have we come over the last 15 years? What has been learnt? And what are the prospects for achieving good quality education for all over the next decade?

About the speaker

Kevin Watkins is Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute. He is a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a senior visiting research fellow at the Global Economic Governance Programme at Oxford University. Previously, he was the director and lead author of UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report (2007 to 2010) and the UNDP Human Development Report, where he led the research on reports covering global poverty and inequality, the global water crisis, and climate change.

Prior to working with the United Nations, he worked for thirteen years with Oxfam, where he authored major reports on African debt, international trade and Oxfam’s Education Report. He holds a BA in Politics and Social Science from Durham University and a doctorate from Oxford University. His research interests include poverty and inequality, education, approaches to equity in public spending and inclusive economic growth.

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