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President designates Director-General for IEPA-UCC as ‘National Convenor’

The President of the Republic of Ghana, His Excellency Nana Addo Danquah has designated Dr. Michael Boakye-Yiadom, The Director-General of the Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (IEPA), University of Cape Coast (UCC), as the “National Convenor” for the 2022 United Nations/UNESCO Transforming Education Summit (TES).

His appointment is assigned to support the Ministry of Education to provide leadership for the successful planning and implementation of the Transforming Education Summit’s (TES) Pre-Summit in Paris in June and the Main Summit in September in New York City.

View President’s Report:

The newly appointed National Covenor’s appointment was contained in a letter to the Hon. Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, dated 8th June 2022.

Dr. Boakye Yiadom in response to his appointment stated that he is trailed by the president’s decision to designate him as the National Convenor for UNESCO TES, therefore is willing to work as is expected of him while counting on all stakeholders for support.

“I see this as an IEPA appointment and I am humbled by the President and the Minister for Education’s confidence in my leadership. As a team, we will deliver as expected. I count on the support of all stakeholders, especially staff at the Ministry of Education, development partners, civil society, the private sector, and NGOs. I am excited about our collective enthusiasm and commitment to make Ghana proud”

Ghana’s National Convenor to the United Nations/UNESCO Transforming Education Summit (TES) is responsible for conceptualizing, planning, organizing, executing, monitoring, preparing, and presenting the final outputs of national consultation(s).

The Convenor is also encouraged to establish a support team or make use of existing structures that will be responsible for managing the design, planning, organization, and monitoring of one or more consultations at the national and/or sub-national levels.

Overview of TES:

The Transforming Education Summit aims to accelerate progress towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 and forge a common vision for education, building on the forthcoming work of the International Commission on the Futures of Education.

The Summit will bring together Member-States, teachers, academia, NGOs, and the private sector with the firm objective to include the youth as co-creators of the Summit.

The TES expects commitments of the government of Ghana to implement concrete initiatives at country levels as the Summit seeks to employ three primary intersecting and reinforcing workstreams for advancing preparations: National Consultations, Thematic Action Tracks, Public Engagement, and Mobilization.