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Strategy Meeting 2013

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English in Action arranged a two day strategy meeting on 18-19 November 2013. The objective of this year meeting was to provide strategic direction and work planning for final Phase of EIA (2014-2017). Members from all the consortium partners were present in the meeting along with representation from DFID Bangladesh.

Mr. Siddiqur Rahman, Project Director- EIA from the Government of Bangladesh shared insights on Bangladeshi Education sector. He stressed the remarkable contribution of EIA in strengthening and bringing innovative ways of teaching and learning in the schools.

Ms. Carolyn Sunners, Team Leader, Human Development, DFID Bangladesh highlighted new global development trends and the priority areas for EIA, identifying key areas where to focus to achieve maximum impacts for the project was indicated in her sharing session.

The meetings targeted key areas where EIA can further increase its effort to sustain the impact it has achieved in last six years—which included discussion under the following themes: Skills Development, Autonomous local learning, Technology and mainstream learning, and Impact Evaluation.

Part of the discussions in the two days meeting also included topics like how to reward and further motivate EIA trained teachers, addressing social inclusion issues, and new areas to undertake joint works to better achieve EIA’s goal and maximize its impact within the stakeholders.

John Shotton, Project Director- EIA, Johan Bentinck, Team Leader- EIA, Fahmida Shabnam - DFID Education Adviser, Daniel Nti, Direct International Development Office-The Open University UK, Charlotte Imbert, Country Director - BBC Media Action, Zaki Hasan, Executive Director - UCEP and Richard Hanson, Senior Education Programmes Adviser - Cambridge Education UK, were present amongst others.

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English in Action programme is a UK Government
funded programme implemented by the
Government of Bangladesh and managed by
Cambridge Education, a member of Mott MacDonald.