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Africa Non-Academic, Academic and Research Workers Educational Network meeting (Kenya)

Date: 
4 May, 2018 to 5 May, 2018
Time: 
08.30 - 17.00
Location: 
Nairobi, Kenya
Event type: 
The Africa Non-Academic, Academic and Research Workers Educational Network (ANARWEN) meeting is being held at the Meridian hotel in Nairobi (Kenya) on 4-5 May 2018. The meeting aims at fostering and building solidarity towards enhancing trade union rights, fighting PPPs in the education sector and providing a platform for sharing best practices, including challenges facing the education sector in this region.

The Education, Culture and Media Sector was established by Congress 2012 to organize, protect and support workers in the sector. In 2014, the Education Support and Cultural Workers Network (ESCWN) was launched to promote external recognition of school support and cultural services, fight privatisation, promote universal public education as human right and partner with Educational International on joint priorities in the sector.  In East and West Africa, an inaugural meeting of the Network was held in Abuja, Nigeria in November 2013. A second meeting of the network was held in Tanzania in 2015 where the name for the network i.e Africa Non-Academic, Academic and Research Workers Educational Network (ANARWEN) was adopted.

Education meeting in Kenya

The Nairobi meeting aims at fostering and building solidarity towards enhancing trade union rights, fighting against Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the education sector and providing a platform for sharing best practices including challenges facing the education sector in this region. This is in line with the informal meeting of the Education Network which was held during PSI’s Congress in November 2017, during which recent trends were discussed as well as priorities for future work.

It is envisaged that by the end of the meeting, the affiliates from the Sub-Region will have a draft strategy clearly mapping out strategies on how to oppose privatisation and outsourcing of education, and other forms that transfer the delivery of public cultural and educational services to the private sector. We believe one way of attaining this is through coalition building both at local and international level with CSOs and other like-minded organizations.

Draft agenda of the meeting:

Time

Activities

Persons

                                                 Day One

8.30am-9.00am

 

 

 

9.00am-10.00am

Arrival and Registration

 

 

Opening Prayer

 

Self-Introductions

Participants

 

 

 

Welcome Remarks

General Secretary-KUSU

Chairperson of the Network

Sub-Regional Secretary, Sis Everline Aketch

Sister Sandra Vermuyten PSI Head Office

Brother Peters Adeyemi, PSI President for Africa and Arab Countries to declare the meeting open

10.00am-11:00am

 

 

 

  •  Reading of the last minutes
  • Matters arising from the minutes
  • Adoption of the last minutes

Secretary and members

 

11.00-11.30am

Tea/Coffee Break

Participants

 

11.30am-1.00pm

  • Presentation and discussion of country reports

 

1.00pm-2.30pm

Lunch Break

 

2.30pm-4.30 pm

  • Concept note on PSI educational network
  • Discussions

Sis. Sandra Vermuyten

4.30-5.00 pm

  • Evening Tea

 

                                                   Day Two

9.00am-9.30am

Registration and recap

 

9.30 am -10.30am

Building solidarity with other organizations/

Sis. Sandra Vermuyten

10.30am-11.00am

Tea/Coffee break

 

11.00am-12.00am

Strategic plan

Bro. Peters Adeyemi

12.00am-12.30 pm

Expansion of the network

Bro. Peters Adeyemi

12.30pm-12.50pm

  • Date and venue of the next meeting

Chairperson

12.50pm-1.00pm

  • Announcements and closure

 

1.00pm

  • Lunch

 


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