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OU academic joins Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel

Portrait photo of Kwame Akyeampong, sitting in front of a windowProfessor Kwame Akyeampong, from the WELS School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport (ECYS) has joined the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel (GEEAP) to share his international research and expertise on education systems in Africa.

The Professor of International Education and Development, led a panel with the UK Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development, Baroness Sugg and other high-profile panellists which discussed evidence about the impact of teacher training drawing on his knowledge of teacher training in Africa.

Co-hosted by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, and the World Bank and convened by the Building Evidence in Education (BE2) global working group, GEEAP is made up of experts in generating and using good evidence in education.


Kwame said: “The establishment of the Global Education Evidence Advisory Panel is ground-breaking. It’s the first time that a global panel of experts have been selected to present advice on what works in education to improve learning. The panel’s work is seen in the same league as the International Panel on Climate Change.

“It will inform how development organisations prioritise funding to support education in low/middle income countries and is intended to be helpful to technical staff in Ministries of Education, donor agencies, local education groups, and non-profit organisations in thinking through appropriate interventions to improve learning in mainly developing countries.”


Professor Akyeampong was one of the authors on a new report by leading global education experts which looks at cost-effective ways to improve global learning and tackle learning crises, compounded by COVID-19.

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