Events

27 August 2020: KIX Webinar: Potential of Innovative Financing Solutions for SDG4: Quality Education

The second Knowledge Innovation Exchange (KIX) Europe | Asia | Pacific (EAP) Webinar will be organised by NORRAG on 27 August 2020 at 9:00-10:30 (CEST/Geneva). The webinar will be conducted in English with interpretation into Russian. (Find out more)


September 2020: Virtual talk on Innovative Financing for Education and India Education Outcomes Fund at Tata Trust, Mumbai, India


22 September 2020: Virtual Brown Bag Lunch event at the World Bank Global Education Practice on Research and Experience with Innovative Finance for Education


10-11 July 2020: Online Conference “The International Conference on Equitable Education: All for Education”

This conference focused on 8 main themes to make equitable education possible. These are: Area Based Management, Innovative Financing, Data and Technology System, Public-Private Partnership, Research and Evaluation at the national, provincial and district levels. At the ground level, these are: Teacher Training and Development, Lifelong Learning and Skill Development, School Based Management.

Dr. Arushi Terway, Senior Lead Research Associate at NORRAG, presented on Innovative Financing for Equitable Education. (Find out more)


23 April 2020: Development Impact Bonds (DIBs) and other Innovative Financing (IF) Mechanism in Education

Dr. Arushi Terway (Canberra/Australia, Project Director, NORRAG Innovative Financing in Education Project) and John Soleanicov (Program Director, UBS Optimus Foundation) presented on the topic of Development Impact Bonds (DIBs) and other Innovative Financing (IF) Mechanism in Education during professor Gita Steiner-Khamsi’s class on “Education and Development: Tools and Techniques for International Cooperation” at the Graduate Institute (IHEID).


30 January 2020: Innovative Financing Case Studies and Debates in the New PPP Aid Architecture, Geneva, Switzerland

This panel aimed to present the latest developments of NORRAG’s work in the area of Innovative Finance for Education (IFE). It brought together experts in IFE to present and discuss the rationale for the project and the latest findings and debates highlighted in grey and academic research on innovative financing modalities, including results-based financing, philanthropic giving, corporate social responsibility, remittances, impact bonds, income-contingent loans etc. (find out more)

Related knowledge products: Video recording


16 – 17 January 2020: Dialogue Workshop on SDGs, Bangalore, India

Arushi Terway, Senior Lead Research Associate at NORRAG, moderated a debate titled ‘Innovative Finance: Engaging the private sector in sustainable development financing to address the SDG education challenge?’ at Swissnex India’s dialogue workshop on SDGs. (find out more)


31 December 2019: Innovative Financing for Education Case Study Research: Partnership between NORRAG and IHEID Interdisciplinary Masters

In 2019, NORRAG had the opportunity to partner with The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) to engage Master in Development Studies’ students in conducting desk and field research as part of their Capstone Projects. The Capstone projects are part of IHEID Interdisciplinary Master’s curricula. They constitute an opportunity for partners to engage in a research project with the next generation of international and development professionals and for graduate students to work with International Geneva organizations to conduct research on today’s global challenges. (find out more)


18 October 2019: SUDAC International Conference, Bern, Switzerland

Felicitas Acosta, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento, Buenos Aires and NORRAG Editorial Board and Cathryn Magno (Professor, Department of Education Sciences, University of Fribourg)  presented at SUDAC (swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network) Annual Conference how the SUDAC ‘Consortia for Education and Research’ (COFER) more detail on the COFER Innovative Financing in Education and Development: Case Studies and Multi-Media Material for E-Learning (COFER IFE) project. (find out more)


19 May 2019, Lecture at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland

Introduction to Innovative Financing Approaches in Education by Marina Avelar, Research Associate, NORRAG.


9 April 2019: Investing in Education in Africa: Diverse Perspectives on Innovative Financing New York, USA

The George Clement Bond Center for African Education, in collaboration with NORRAG, organised on 9 April 2019 at Teachers College, Columbia University, a panel discussion on “Investing in Education in Africa: Diverse Perspectives on Innovative Financing.” The event was co-sponsored by Teachers College Vice President’s Diversity and Community Initiatives Grant Fund, Tri-State Area Africa Funders and the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School. (find out more)

Related knowledge products: Event report


1 April 2019: Lecture at the University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland

Introduction to Education Finance and Potential for Innovative Financing Approaches by Arushi Terway, Senior Lead Research Associate and IFE Project Director.


19 December 2018: Innovative Financing: Examples and Challenges in the New PPP Aid Architecture, New York, USA

Teachers College Columbia University and NORRAG organized two Skype-transmitted presentations and discussion on 19 December 2018 at Teachers College, introduced and moderated by Gita… (find out more)

Related knowledge product: Video recording


5 December 2018: Innovative Financing for Education and Development: Potential, Progress and Debates, Geneva, Switzerland

NORRAG and the Centre for Finance and Development organised on 5 December a panel discussion on Innovative Financing for Education and Development. The panellists presented their experiences and insights with development financing in education and the potential role of innovative financing mechanisms for the achievement of SDG 4 on inclusive and equitable quality education. (find out more)

Related knowledge product: Video recording


3-4 December 2018: Kick-off meeting for the COFER Innovative Financing in Education and Development, Geneva, Switzerland

On 3-4 December, NORRAG organised the kick-off meeting for the COFER Innovative Financing in Education and Development: Case Studies and Multi-Media Material for E­Learning project, which is partially funded by swissuniversities Development and Cooperation Network (SUDAC).  (find out more)


23 November 2018: SUDAC Annual Conference, Bern, Switzerland

The COFER Innovative Financing in Education and Development: Case Studies and Multi-Media Material for E-Learning project was presented at the SUDAC Annual Conference… (find out more)

 

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