United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

For The Support Of The 2nd OER World Congress

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    38 Months
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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is dedicated to building peace, sustainable development, and intercultural dialogue through the fields of education, natural and social sciences, culture, communication, and information. This grant supports the 2nd OER World Congress, which will examine progress in implementing the Paris OER Declaration of 2012 and share strategies among stakeholders, regions, and institutions on mainstreaming OER into global education systems. This work furthers the Education Program’s goal of building the OER field and supporting policies favorable for OER adoption and use at the international level.
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for implementation of the OER Recommendation  
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations with the mandate to build lasting peace, enable sustainable development, and promote intercultural dialogue through intergovernmental cooperation on education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, communication, and information. The adoption of the UNESCO OER Recommendation reflects strong support by UNESCO’s 193 member states to mainstream OER in national education systems. This grant supports implementation of the OER Recommendation through international and regional multistakeholder cooperation.
for the Global Education Monitoring Report  
UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report serves as an independent monitor of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal on equitable learning. This grant will support production and dissemination of GEM’s annual report tracking progress and gaps at the country and global levels against agreed indicators. The GEM Report serves as a credible and independent source of evidence for governments, donors, civil society groups, and the media.
for international OER capacity building and policy support  
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), an intergovernmental organization with an internationally recognized mandate for education, was in the vanguard of the OER movement, helping to name and promote it. This grant will enable UNESCO to continue informing national and institutional policymakers about OER’s importance in accelerating high-quality education and also to help embed OER within teacher training systems. Through these activities, UNESCO will use its influence and convening power to urge countries to mainstream OER into their national policy and practice.

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