CCNGO-EFA ANNUAL ASSEMBLY 2004

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                                  Collective Consultation of NGOs
                                        ON EDUCATION FOR ALL
                                  Consultation Collective des ONG
                                      SUR L’EDUCATION POUR TOUS
                                 Consultación Colectiva de las ONG
                                      EN EDUCACIÓN PARA TODOS



                                       2004 Annual Meeting


               Building capacity for civil society engagement in EFA Processes
                                 – Integrating literacy for all

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Goals:                Promote the participation of civil society organizations in the formulation,
                      implementation and evaluation of education strategies to contribute to EFA
                      goals with a special focus on integrating literacy for all

Main Topics:
                     Civil society participation in education, especially in the area of literacy
                     CSO capacity building in EFA policy dialogue
                     EFA partnership between civil society, governments and UNESCO

Objectives:
                     Learning from civil society dynamics in EFA, especially in the Arab Region
                     Exchange on civil society engagement in the formulation, implementation and
                      monitoring of literacy strategies within the framework of the UN Literacy
                      Decade, Millennium Development Goals, the 2006 EFA Global Monitoring
                      Report on Literacy and High Level Group on Education.
                     Assessing the added value of civil society engagement in national EFA policy
                      processes.

Expected Outcomes:

                     Input for the 2006 Global Monitoring Report on Literacy
                     Reinforced and expanded CCNGO/EFA network through the use of information
                      and communication technologies in achieving EFA
                     Global assessment of the follow up of Dakar: progress and difficulties
                     Strategic plan of action for the coming two years within the framework of the
                      United Nation Literacy Decade
                     Designation of new CCNGO focal points


Venue:                Beirut, Lebanon
                      Crown Plaza Hotel

Dates:                9-11 December 2004


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Participants:         150 civil society representatives (international, regional and national
                      NGOs/networks involved in the field of education), UNESCO.

Organizing Committee:

                Nour Dajani (UNESCO Beirut); Samir Jarrar, Arab Resource Collective (ARC); Monique
                Fouilhoux, UNESCO-NGO Liaison Committee (CLONG); Claude Vercoutere (FICEMEA),
                Maria Khan, Asia Pacific Bureau on Adult Education (ASPBAE); Fulgence Kone,
                International Catholic Education Office (OIEC); Fabiana Chianese (UNESCO Paris),
                Shigeru Aoyagi (UNESCO Paris); Gorgui Sow, African Network Campaign on Education
                for All (ANCEFA); Carlos Zarco Mera, Latin American Council on Adult Education
                (CEAAL).


Coordinating the Report of the Meeting: Arab Resource Collective (ARC)


Contact information:

                      UNESCO Paris
                      Shigeru Aoyagi and Fabiana Chianese
                      UNESCO Contact team for the Collective Consultation of NGOs on EFA
                      Tel: +33 1 45 68 08 98/17 31; Fax: +33 1 45 68 56 26/27
                      Email: ccngo.efa@unesco.org


Contact information in Beirut :

                      UNESCO Office in Beirut
                      Nour Dajani
                      Email : n.dajani@unesco.org
                      Tel : +961 1 850013 ; Fax : +9611824854

                      Arab Resource Collective
                      Samir Jarar, Regional Focal point of the CCNGO/EFA for the Arab Region
                      Tel : +961 3 840 060/+961 1 743 090 (ext.103)
                      Fax :+961 1 742 077
                      Email : sajarrar@hotmail.com




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I.     How to participate?

        The meeting is open to international, regional and national civil society organizations based in
Africa, the Arab Region, Asia, Europe and America, who work in EFA especially in literacy and have
participated in the UNESCO Collective Consultation of NGOs on EFA in the past or intend to
participate in the future. About 150 participants are expected.

Participants are invited to contribute in the following ways:
     Participate in assessing civil society’s participation in EFA processes based on their own
        experience with a special focus on integrating literacy for all.
     Make suggestions for strengthening civil society participation in the field of education.
     Help develop strategies to reinforce civil society influence on educational policy, integrating
        all of the Dakar goals.

Participants will be asked to get a visa in the Lebanese Embassy in their country


II.    Where and when are the meeting and seminar going to be held?

The Annual Meeting will be held in Lebanon, Beirut at “Crawn Plaza Hotel” (from 9 to 11 December
2004) back to back with the International Seminar on Capacity Building for Civil Society engagement
in EFA policy process (7-8 December 2004) and the Arab Region Consultation (8 December 2004)
 7-8 December: International Seminar on Capacity Building
 8 December: Arab Regional Consultation
 9 - 11 December: Annual Meeting of the CCNGO/EFA




See tentative schedule on next page




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                                                      CCNGO-EFA ANNUAL ASSEMBLY 2004
Draft program (28 Oct 2004)
 Time             Activity                                   Development                                Resources        Coordinators
               DECEMBER 9
9:00    First moment: Getting        Carry out an exercise to introduce and integrate the members      Depends on       Samir Jarrar,
        to know the                  of the group, an interactive dynamic that helps people            the exercise     Arab Resource
        participants                 recognize what organizations are present                                           Collective
        Group integration                                                                                               (ARC)
        (interactive exercise)
10:00 Welcome and                    With the members of the coordination group up front, explain      (cultural        Fabiana
        introduction to the          the development of the assembly.                                  presentation)    Chianese
        program and the                   Welcome (besides a few words from a member of the                            UNESCO HQ,
        objectives of the Assembly          coordination, seek to have a brief cultural expression                      Nour Dajani
                                            from the host country)                                                      UNESCO Beirut
                                                                                                                        and Samir
                                            Minister of Social Development                             Victor Billeh,   Jarrar
                                            UNESCO Regional Office: Victor Billeh                      Director                ARC
                                            UNESCO HQ                                                  UNESCO Beirut
                                                                                                       Office
                                     CCNGO – Samir Jarrar ARC
                                        Description of the objectives
                                        Description of the program

                                                       Moderator: Nour Dajani
10:45   Tea Break

11:00   Second moment:               Keynote Speech: “CSO role in the Arab region”                     Speaker          Nour Dajani
        Our context and the          (Hanan Ashrawi or Salameh) (20 min)                               Data show        UNESCO Beirut
        process -                                                                                      Film             Samir Jarrar
        Where are we holding         Presentation (preferably audiovisual) describing the main                          ARC
        the Assembly? The            characteristics of the reality in the Arab Region, placing
        dynamics and                 special emphasis on the efforts that civil society is making in
        challenges of civil          favor of education for all (20 min.)
        society in the Arab
        Region                       Immediately followed by a round of dialogue regarding the
                                     presentation (20 min.)

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Time            Activity                                   Development                              Resources        Coordinators

                                                   Moderator: Ganem Bibi ARC
12:00   Where are we as                                                                            -Data show       Coordination
        CCNGO-EFA? Report           UNESCO: Abhimanyu Singh - Director, International              -Power point     group:
        from the coordination       Coordination and Monitoring for EFA (20 min)                   presentation
        group on the main                                                                                           Moderator :
        initiatives being           Brief introduction of the CCNGO/EFA in the framework of                         Fulgence OIEC
        carried out                 UNESCO’s lead coordination and programmatic role regarding
                                    UNLD highlighting links with MDGs, UNEGI, EFA/HLG , 2005                        Writer: Carlos
                                    EFA action week; also EFA progress in the light of the GMR                      Zarco Mera CEAAL
                                    2005 Report                                                    Monique points
                                                                                                   1-2              Fabiana: for
                                    CC/NGO EFA: Monique and Maria (30 min)                                          Abhimanyu Sing
                                       1. Overview on how CCNGO/EFA have developed since           Maria            UNESCO HQ
                                          Dakar : main areas and initiatives where the CCNGO-      points
                                          EFA played active role evolution of CCNGO/EFA as         3-4
                                          mechanism implications of strategic review
                                       2. Our global assessment of the follow-up to Dakar:
                                          progress and difficulties
                                       3. The main needs of civil society organizations for
                                          playing a more pro-active and leading role, from our
                                          own perception
                                       4. The main courses of action that we should continue to
                                          develop based upon our previous experience

                                    Open Dialogue (40 min)
                                    Moderator: Fulgonce Kone (OIEC)
13:30   Lunch
15:00   Where     are   we    as We’ll divide into regions (5 break-away groups) to address the                     Each regional
        regions? Analysis of the following points. There will also be a group with international                    focal point and
        processes     for   civil organizations to have a more global reflection:                                   international
        society engagement in                                                                                       members to
        the different regions         1. What are the main areas of progress and difficulties in                    moderate
                                         our region regarding respect for the Dakar goals and
                                         commitments?                                                               Coordination

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Time            Activity                                    Development                                  Resources         Coordinators
                                       2. What are the main lessons we have learned as civil                              Gorgui Sow
                                          society from our efforts to follow-up Dakar?                                    ANCEFA
                                       3. What do we expect from the global CCNGO-EFA
                                          process in order to strengthen our participation and
                                          influence as civil society?
                                       4. What organization could be focal point for the region
                                          to the CCNGO-EFA?

                                    Moderator: Gorgui Sow
17:00   Break
17h30   Global assessment of        Regional reports to be presented in plenary, placing special       All participants   Coordinator
        our process as civil        emphasis upon the answers to questions 2 and 3. Images             to be asked to     Gorgui Sow
        society: Regional           may be flashed during the reporting to animate the session.        bring digital      ANCEFA
        Reporting                   The last point about the designation of the focal points will      images
                                    not be shared at this time, since there will be another specific
                                    moment in the agenda later on for this final decision. A
                                    plenary session in which each focal point (or designated
                                    reporter) presents the main ideas of the work from his/her
                                    region.

                                    With the input from the regions and international group, we
                                    will open up a moment for global reflection, allowing us to
                                    collectively identify the main lessons learned and the main
                                    suggestions for the CCNGO-EFA dynamic. This dialogue will be
                                    a basis for a beginning design of the future action plan.

                                    Moderator: Gorgui Sow
18:30   End of activities for day
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9:00    Third moment: CCNGO-        Three arenas have been selected for furthering CCNGO-EFA                              Coordinator
        EFA - Engagement in         participation and influence: the UNLD, the Global Monitoring                          Maria Khan
        international      arenas   Report, MDG
        and forums in which we                                                                                            UNLD- Fabiana
        can develop initiatives     Plenary: Panel Presentations: A brief introduction and                                Chianese UNESCO

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Time             Activity                                     Development                               Resources     Coordinators
                                     description of each of these initiatives; overview on different                 HQ
                                     platforms (30 min)
                                                                                                                        Monique
                                        UNLD/UNESCO/Literacy Initiative for the Excluded (LIFE)                     Fouilhoux EI -
                                         by M. Aoyagi                                                                GMR
                                        How to collaborate with the 2006 Global Monitoring Report
                                         by Monique Fouilhoux (EI) – discussions on the outcomes                     Carlos Mera
                                         of regional virtual discussion on literacy                                  (CEAAL) MDG
                                        Millenium Development Goals (MDG) by Salil Shetty (to
                                         be confirmed)

                                     Thematic Group Discussions and report preparation: (1 and
                                     1/2 hour)
                                     We form three working groups based on participant interest to
                                     discuss each initiative in-depth: socialize information, explore
                                     what is happening in different countries, suggest how we can
                                     make progress towards greater coordination and influence
                                     upon these initiatives, including articulation with UNESCO and
                                     other EFA partners.

                                     Moderator: Maria Khan (ASPBAE)
11:00   Tea Break
11:15   Plenary                      Report from Thematic Workshops                                                  Nour Dajani
                                     Moderator: Maria Khan (ASPBAE)                                                  UNESCO Beirut
                                                                                                                     and Samir ARC
12:30   Cultural Visits              Visits to local experiences and cultural sites                                  Nour Dajani
down                                 Grotto of Jitta - Lunch in Biblos                                               UNESCO Beirut
                                     dance show
        DECEMBER 11
9:00    Discussion on Children,                                                                                        Nour Dajani
        Youth in Conflict Areas                                                                                       UNESCO Beirut
10:00   Analysis of the fields of    Four fields of action have been identified for further                          Proposed
        action where we are active   development: (4 min to explain the objectives to the plenary)                   facilitators for
        as civil society                1. Tracking / monitoring                                                     workshops:
                                        2. Financing                                                                  1. ASPBAE

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                                    3. Coalition building for campaigning                                        2. GCE
                                    4. Capacity building                                                         3. ANCEFA
                                                                                                                 4. CEAAL
                                 The Workshops will be preceded by brief introductions by
                                 each of the facilitators on the workshop objectives and focus
                                 Moderator: Monique Fouilhoux (EI)
10:20   Workshop Groups          Four workshops will be held (2 hours each). Each participant
                                 will chose which workshop to attend. Each workshop will be
                                 coordinated by one organization. Three points will be
                                 addressed in each workshop:
                                      1. Conceptual framework for this field of action: what are
                                         we talking about when we refer to this field of action?
                                      2. What are the main lessons that we have learned by
                                         developing initiatives and programs in this field of
                                         action?
                                      3. What are the main needs for capacity-building in order
                                         to strengthen our action in this field?
12:00   Plenary Session          Reports from Groups and Open Discussions

                                                 Moderator Monique Fouiloux
13:00   Fourth session:          The idea is to present a brief synthesis (20 minutes) regarding                Syntheses to be
        General synthesis        the main orientations that were suggested throughout the                       prepared by a
        Designation of the new   assembly in such a way that the strongest and most important                   Task Force:
        coordination group       ideas are highlighted.                                                         Monique (EI) +
                                                                                                                Carlos (CEAAL)+
                                 Based on their dialogues from the first day, each region and                   Maria (ASPBAE)+
                                 the group of international organizations will name the person                  Reporters
                                 who will be part of the future coordination group.
                                 Each person will share a few words about their commitment
                                 to this process.

                                 Venue of the next CCNGO Annual Meeting (CEAAL)

15:00   Lunch                                          Closing session                                          Nour Dajani an
                                                                                                                SamirJarrar

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Papers for NGO CC Report:

Provisional List of Documents fro CCNGO Report :

   1.   Survey on Progress Achieved and Difficulties met by the CCNGO on EFA conducted by Education International
   2.   Input from each region - Outcomes from the virtual discussions on literacy/ 3 successful stories on literacy
   3.   List of activities
   4.   Civil Society engagement in EFA in the post-Dakar period, a self-reflective review conducted by Collective Consultation of NGOs on EFA regional
        focal points with the support of UNESCO –Working Document for the fifth EFA WG meeting (20-21 July 2004).

Carlos to write the first draft of the full report, Maria and Monique to report.




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What is the 2004 Annual Meeting of the CCNGO/EFA about?1


                 Background on the EFA Movement and the CCNGO/EFA

        The Education for All movement was born in 1990 in Jomtien (Thailand) where governments,
NGOs and other partners pledged themselves to achieve education for all by the end of the decade.
This process continued in 1997 with the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education
(CONFINTEA V). In 2000, the international community met again in Dakar (Senegal) to review the
current situation of education in the world2. Although some improvements were achieved, the
message of Dakar was not one of complacencies. The adopted Dakar Framework for Action calls on
urgent and effective action towards six result-oriented goals, urging governments to establish broad-
based partnerships with civil society for achieving quality basic education for all. The United Nations
Literacy Decade (2003-2012) recently adopted by the General Assembly of the UN in July 2002 is yet
another political momentum towards education for all3. Activities around the Decade intend to
promote an expanded vision of literacy, which cuts across all age groups and promotes literacy as a
tool in the search for freedom.

        The Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All (CCNGO/EFA) is a thematic
partnership mechanism created by UNESCO to facilitate partnerships with civil society organizations
in the framework of the Education for All movement.

        The CCNGO/EFA facilitates continuous dialogue, critical collective reflection and cooperation
among more than 600 civil society organizations around the world. It develops joint activities to
reinforce civil society participation in monitoring and evaluating EFA goals; capitalize and mainstream
civil society conceptual and technical contributions and experiences in education policies; and build
the technical and institutional capacities of local civil society organizations from the South.




1
    For more information on the CCNGO/EFA, please see http://www.unesco.org/education/nfe
2
    For more information on the Education for All Movement, please see
http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=30239&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html
3
 For more information on the United Nations Literacy Decade, please see
http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=5000&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

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