Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda is in Djibouti to represent President Museveni during a high level forum on balanced and inclusive education.
The meeting organised by the Education Relief Foundation (ERF) an international organization based in Geneva, Switzerland and the Government of Djibouti aims to mobilize global attention to the need for an education system that leaves no one behind.
The President of Djibouti Omar Ismail Guelleh invited President Museveni in recognition of Uganda’s strides in promoting balanced and inclusive education especially through universal primary education.
The Forum that runs from 27th to 29th January 2020 is aimed at developing strategies for achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4) on inclusive and equitable quality education. At the same forum, countries are expected to sign the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education.
According to the OPM spokesperson Julius Mucunguzi, Rugunda today made a country presentation on Uganda’s journey towards universal and inclusive education, outlining the success story of Universal Primary and Secondary Education.
The Education Relief Foundation has been organizing a series of high-level consultations on Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE) in Sub Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and Europe.
In 2017, it hosted the First Forum BIE at the United Nations in Geneva (UNOG).
The Second Forum BIE was convened in Mexico City from 20-22 November 2018. The Forum concluded with the signing of the International Call for Balanced and Inclusive Education – an expression of a collective aspiration for Balanced and Inclusive Education.
The ERF was mandated to prepare a formal draft of a Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education, through a series of international, regional and local consultations.