Ednovate Pakistan: A Dialogue Fostering Evidence-Driven Innovation in Education

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Hosted by: Center for Economic Research Pakistan (CERP) & LUMS School of Education
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Venue: Lahore University of Management Sciences, Auditorium B1


Pakistan’s education ecosystem represents a diverse set of actors and approaches – ranging from public to low-cost private schools, from individual school owners to national policymakers and technologists – but all have the same goal: improving education outcomes for students. Yet the significant findings and successful techniques developed across these groups have not been scaled to the extent required to improve education quality for all across Pakistan. Innovations remain siloed and evidence from the field is not being used to drive policies and practices.

This event will bring together key thought leaders and decision makers in the Pakistan education sphere to engage in intersectional dialogue on the value of (i) evidence-driven decision making and (ii) an innovation-based Education ecosystem, with the aim of creating a coalition of stakeholders and partners who will champion education innovation and research in Pakistan.



09:00 - 09:30

Registration and Breakfast 

09:30 - 10:00

Introduction to the Ednovate Dialogue
Prof. Tahir Andrabi, Pomona College


Financial Innovations in Education
A Conversation with Nadeem Hussain, Founder of Planet N Group of Companies
Moderator: Prof. Asim Khwaja, Harvard University


Bringing Affordable Quality Curriculum to Schools
A Conversation with Ameena Saiyid, Managing Director, Oxford University Press
Moderator: Dr. Mariam Chughtai, LUMS School of Education

11:30 - 12:00 


12:00 - 12:45

Evidence-driven Education Management
A Conversation with Kasim Kasuri, CEO, Beaconhouse School System
Moderator: Prof. Tahir Andrabi, Pomona College

12:45 - 13:45


13:45 - 14:45

Panel 1: Catalyzing Innovation in the Public Sector
A discussion with education experts working in and with the public sector
Moderator: Dr. Ali Cheema, Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives

14:45 - 15:15


15:15 - 16:15

Panel 2: Reconciling Education Narratives and Policies with Evidence
A discussion with researchers, users of data and media representatives
Moderator: Dr. Faisal Bari, Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives

16:15 - 16:45

What Comes Next?
Dr. Jishnu Das, World Bank

16:45 - 17:45

Poster presentations by Ilm Ideas supported ESS providers






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