1:00 PM, 23 Feb 2021 - , Online

Education Aid - Reflections from the Field

Centre for Global Development

THEME: ‘The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Science and the Social Sciences: Engaging the Wider Community’

 The CGD Online Seminar Series is convened by Dr Rosarii Griffin (FRSA)

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 Online 1-2pm  


"Education Aid - Reflections from the Field"


Education Aid is estimated at $1.2 trillion (The Learning Generation, 2018). Yet, the Learning Generation forecasting highlighted that just to reach the SDG learning target by 2030, 3trillion is required. Is additional education aid needed, and if so, where, and how should education aid funding be invested to best achieve results, in particular, improved quality and learning outcomes for all? What works and What does not Work for Education Aid? In particular, what works and does not work for Education Aid in low-income countries? This seminar will use relevant research and the literature to explore these questions - through the lens of Dr Margo O'Sullivan's experience in education and development - especially, her decade long work as Head of Education for two of UNICEF’s largest education programmes globally and her current work as CEO and founder of Power Teachers.


Dr Margo O'Sullivan



Dr Margo O’Sullivan is CEO and founder of Power Teachers Africa and Director and co-founder of Education and Development Solutions. She is a seasoned educator, beginning her career as a primary teacher over 33 years ago. She has worked in 13 countries withschools, universities, Ministries of Education, NGOs and multi-lateral/bilateral organisations. Prior to setting up Power Teachers Africa last year, she spent 10 years as Head of Education for UNICEF China and UNICEF Uganda. She has also published widely. She is passionate about education and development, teachers, and teaching and learning. Teachers Matter. Teacher Motivation matters. Teachers are key.


All welcome. Organised by CGD, UCC

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