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AVPN July Webinar: Building Effective Government Partnerships to Create Sustainable System Change in Education



Date & time

18 July 2019



18 July 2019


About this event


Building Effective Government Partnerships to Create Sustainable System Change in Education

Thursday, 18 July 2019
4.00 pm IST


High impact, NGO-led education interventions are often difficult to scale and sustain if they are not fully embedded into existing systems. Working in partnership with governments offers a clear path forward, but striking the right balance across various roles and responsibilities can be challenging.

AVPN members Pratham Education Foundation and STiR Education – have significant experience in building successful government partnerships. They may also be joined by Dr Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh, Director of Basic Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, who – subject to his availability – will provide a government perspective on working with NGOs.

This webinar will:

  • Share experiences of different types of government partnerships
  • Investigate the conditions necessary to enable sustainable success
  • Discuss the case of partnership with a large state in India, including providing insight from the government

About the Speakers
Dr Rukmini Banerji
CEOPratham Education Foundation

Trained as an economist in India, Dr. Banerji was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University and earned her PhD at the University of Chicago. She was the inaugural recipient of the Maulana Abul Kalam Shiksha Puraskar Award conferred by the Government of Bihar, India. Over the years, she has served as Director of the ASER Centre in New Delhi, and represented Pratham and the ASER Centre in various national and international forums.

Sharath Jeevan
CEO, STiR Education

Sharath studied at Cambridge and Oxford and received his MBA from INSEAD. He was awarded an honorary doctorate for his contribution to global education and serves on the Education Commission’s workforce group – the pre-eminent institution chaired by the UN’s Gordon Brown.

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