Months of preparation
The World Assembly is a unique event for the education civil society movement, bringing together members, partners and donors of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE). The logistics behind the organization of such an event is highly complex, and the months, weeks and days prior to the opening day were intense to anticipate and solve difficulties.
It didn't prevent the last days to come with their lot of unplanned changes; long days following short nights for the GCE and NCE Nepal teams. The teams were mobilized to make the Kathmandu meeting a success despite the stress and last-minute surprises.
For a series of unique events...
The Global Learning Event for the beneficiaries of the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF), funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), started off its meetings on November 13. More than 100 participants from 60 coalitions coming from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East came together for animated debates on major themes like resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, good financial governance, education financing, gender issues and youth participation in national coalitions.
On the agenda were also discussions about the future of the CSEF program within the new GPE framework of the Advocacy and Social Accountability (ASA) mechanism.
What was most striking was the gathering, in such a small space of so much passion, expertise and knowledge.