SHLC is very pleased to announce an agreement with UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) to co-operate during 2021 within their programme: Local challenges, global imperatives: Cities at the forefront to achieve Education 2030.

This programme explores the key role of cities in educational planning and management. SHLC has brought its partners and their cities in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Rwanda into the programme so that these issues can be explored in the global south. IIEP and SHLC will be collectively analysing data gathered by partners in these countries, adding a further dimension to IIEP’s excellent work, and to SHLC’s capacity strengthening activity.

Students participate in class while listing to class teacher at the Sujat Nagar urban slum school in Dhaka, Bangladesh on October 11, 2016. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

The co-operation at SHLC will be managed by Yulia Nesterova and Mike Osborne, working in collaboration with the programme leads at IIEP, Candy Lugaz and Chloé Chimier. SHLC colleagues Shilpi Roy, Khulna University, Mario Delos Reyes and Mark Gamboa, Centre for Neighbourhood Studies, and Vincent Manirakiza, University of Rwanda will be leading in-country research.