published 25 April 2017 updated 8 May 2017

Asia-Pacific's report

Building the Global Response in Nepal

From 4-5 March, in Kathmandu, EI’s member organisations, the Nepal National Teachers' Association (NNTA), the Nepal Teachers' Association (NTA) and the Sansthagat Vidyalaya Schickshak Union Nepal (ISTU), began building a national action plan to confront the growing privatisation of education.The plan is focused on ensuring the government implements and enforces a legislative and financing framework to achieve the SDG 4“inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. Unregulated private education, supported by the State, has grown significantly before and after its recent earthquake.

IEU Women and Leadership Conference in Australia

From 10-11 March, the Council of Pacific Education (COPE) women’s coordinator, Neselinda Meta, attended the Independent Education Union (IEU) Women and Leadership Conference held in Canberra. The conference helped her explore how teacher unions in developed countries communicate and network in order to build successful teacher unions.