Chemonics is proud to participate in the 2015 Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), which takes place from March 8 through March 13 in Washington, DC. In addition to a robust attendance from our Education and Youth practice and project teams, there are a number of presentations and panels about Chemonics projects in Africa, Asia, and Europe.
- Harmonizing Aid to Improve Literacy Outcomes: Making an Impact in Zambian schools: The panel occurs on Monday, March 9, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., and features USAID’s Catherine Powell Miles as chair, along with Chemonics’ Sergio Ramirez Mena presenting on, “Why local systems need a “policies manual” to sustain literacy gains.”
- Using Technology and/or Data to Improve Literacy: This paper session takes place on Wednesday, March 11, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., and features papers from Chemonics’ Sergio Ramirez Mena, along with submissions from USAID, RTI, the University of Namibia, and Michigan State University.
- Challenges and Opportunities for Education in Africa: This paper session takes place on Wednesday, March 11, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m. It is chaired by Jeje Moses Okurut of Kobe University, and features the presentation of “Multi-Tiered Education Systems: A case study on the interplay between policy and programming in Tanzania,” by Chemonics SVP Emet Mohr, as well as Sarah Tucker Strader and Jeremy Simon.
- How Indonesian Higher Education Institutions Use Action Research to Lead Change: This panel takes place on Thursday, March 12, from 1:15 to 2:45 p.m., and is chaired by Chemonics’ Andrea Bosch of the USAID Higher Education Leadership and Management project (HELM).
- Checking for understanding among students, teachers, and administrators—the Georgian Case: This panel takes place on Friday, March 13, from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m., and features Chemonics’ Nancy Parks, Paata Papava, and Ketevan Chachkhiani of the USAID Georgia Primary Education Project.
Find the full program here.