Annual Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) Learning Event scheduled for 7th/8th November


Pakistan Coalition for Education (PCE) is organizing its Annual Civil Society Organizations’ (CSO) Learning Event as part of its 10th Annual Convention on 7th & 8th November 2019 from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM at PAFSOM Arena, Islamabad. The theme of the event this year is “Inclusive Education: Leaving no one behind” with the subthemes include

  • Education & Disability         
  • Abidjan Principles for Privatization of Education
  • SDG 4 progress                     
  • Financing for Education  

This learning event will provide a unique opportunity to discuss major opportunities, challenges on topics with reference to national and international discourse and brainstorm future initiatives collectively. If you want to be part of this capacity building event please click on the link to register https://forms.gle/hDS1mZqWsh6gH9m57          

Pakistan signed and ratified the UN CRPD in 2011 yet according to World Bank and WHO estimates, at least 10% of country’s total population can be categorized as disabled/Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Of these 18 million PWDs, over 5 million live in the urban areas while the other 13 million reside in rural areas. The event is premised on the urgent need for collective effort by all education stakeholders to come together and identify the areas where the existing public education system is falling short in accommodating the needs of the marginalized communities and to mainstream the policy discourse around inclusive education. That is the only way we can hope for Article 25-A’s promise of free, compulsory and quality education for “all” to become a reality. 

PCE is an initiative of Society for Access to Quality Education, which is a network of civil society stakeholders present in 65 districts of Pakistan through its members with an outreach of over 1000 Union Councils. PCE also works for the sensitization of communities and is actively pursuing the implementation of Right to Education (RTE) under Constitutional Article 25-A through policy advocacy, active measures and interventions. The coalition advocates various education issues and continues to engage policy and decision makers through dialogue that brings together key education stakeholders.

You can confirm your participation by registering yourself through google form, please note that seats are limited. In case of any clarification you can reach the organizers at rizwan@pcepak.org or (051) 844 0514.