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The Inter-American Education Agenda and the Role of Teachers to be Debated at the OAS

  April 26, 2016

The Organization of American States (OAS) will host, tomorrow Wednesday April 27, a Roundtable on Education in the Americas, at its headquarters in Washington DC, at which experts will debate:

• The common educational agenda of the member states
• The role of teachers
• Science and technology as catalysts for education and life opportunities.

The event will be opened by the Assistant Secretary General of the OAS, Nestor Mendez, and the Executive Secretary for Integral Development, Neil Parsan. Presentations will made by:

• The Minister of Education of Panama and Chair of the Inter-American Committee on Education (CIE), Marcela Paredes de Vásquez
• The Minister of Education of The Bahamas, Jerome Fitzgerald
• The President of the Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network Agency (CKLNA), Kenneth Sylvester
• The Principal Specialist of Economic Investigation at the Inter-American Development Bank, Samuel Berlinski
• The representative of REDUCA, David Calderón
• The General Director for Teacher Training of the Ministry of Education of Bolivia, Fernando Carrión

The agenda of the event is available here.

The meeting will be broadcast live on the OAS Website.

WHAT: Roundtable on Education in the Americas

WHEN: Wednesday, April 27 10.00 EDT (14.00 GMT)

WHERE: Hall of the Americas
Organization of American States
17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20006

Reference: AVI-064/16