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Education Diplomacy Day

07 October 2014 -

WMO Building, Geneva

Event description

Education diplomacy is the cross-disciplinary, transnational sharing of theories, ideas, and concepts that advance education.

[Update] Please check the photo gallery from the Education Diplomacy Day in Geneva. Presentations from the event are available via links in the programme below.

Education diplomacy uses the skills of diplomacy to guide educators toward a deeper level of understanding, engagement, and practice in order to advance sustainable change across education systems. The Center for Education Diplomacy, an initiative of the Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI), is leading an effort to shape this emerging concept.

On 7 October 2014, ACEI and DiploFoundation hosted the Education Diplomacy Day, bringing together educators, diplomats, international and development organisation staff members, and others concerned with education diplomacy issues. Through panel presentations and discussions, the event raised awareness of education diplomacy and provided the opportunity to further develop the concept and practice. In the coming months, ACEI and Diplo will also work together to develop and run an online course on Education Diplomacy.

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09.00 – 09.30 Coffee and registration
09.30 – 10:30

Welcoming Remarks and Introduction to Education Diplomacy
Background, overview of the concept, and global trends

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 – 11.45

Education Diplomacy in Action

11.45 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00

Education Diplomacy in International Geneva

14.00 – 14.15 Coffee break
14.15 – 15.45

Education and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

15.45 – 16.00

Concluding remarks

  • Diane Whitehead, ACEI, and Jovan Kurbalija, DiploFoundation


For more information about this event and Diplo's cooperation in the field of Education Diplomacy please contact Hannah Slavik at