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Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group Secretariat
29 Sep 2022

Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group Regional Webinar, Series No. 5

Objectives To raise awareness of internationally significant events which can serve as platforms for MLE advocacy To highlight approaches to MLE advocacy at the local, national, and regional levels To catalyse multilateral engagement, understanding and cooperation in approaching MLE advocacy Target Audience The target audience for the webinar consists of regional, national and international level MLE stakeholders (including both policymakers and practitioners) to enhance their awareness of upcoming internationally significant events in planning their advocacy strategies. Working Language English; no additional language accommodations provided. Dates and Format Wed, 23 March 2022 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (Bangkok time; GMT+7) Zoom Conferencing Registration Registration is free but required in advance; upon registering, you will receive a unique join URL via email: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IdK2hXn2RXid5Iu9JRq9sA For more Information Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group Secretariat E-mail: mlewg@unesco.org Agenda Wednesday, 23 March 2022 Moderators: Kyungah Kristy Bang, Programme Officer, UNESCO Bangkok Kirk Person, Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International 11:00 - 11:05 a.m. Welcome and Introduction from the Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group Erin Tanner, Education Specialist, UNICEF East Asia and Pacific Regional Office (EAPRO) 11:05 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Panel Speakers: ‘What is APREMC-II and How can MLE Practitioners Help National Delegations Prepare?' - Margarete Sachs-Israel, Chief of Section for Inclusive Quality Education, UNESCO Bangkok (20 mins) ‘Bringing Non-dominant Languages into Education Systems: Change from Above, from Below, from the Side—or a Combination?' - Kimmo Kosonen, Payap University and SIL International (10 mins) ‘The International Decade of Indigenous Languages' - Linh Anh Moreau, UNESCO Bangkok (15 mins) ‘Indigenous People's Organizations and the MLE Movement: Partnering for IDIL' - Suraporn Suriyamonton, Country Representative, Pestalozzi Children's Foundation, Thailand (20 mins) 12:10 - 12:25 p.m. Discussion and Q&A Discussant: Joseph Lo Bianco, Professor Emeritus of Language and Literacy Education, University of Melbourne 12:25 - 12:30 p.m. Wrap Up 'MLE Advocacy from a Media Advocacy Perspective' - Manoch Chummuangpak, Dhurakij Pundit University, Member State Representative of the IDIL Global Task Force, Thailand Webinar Resources Webinar recording Presentation slides ‘What is APREMC-II and How can MLE Practitioners Help National Delegations Prepare?' ‘Bringing Non-dominant Languages into Education Systems: Change from Above, from Below, from the Side—or a Combination?' ‘The International Decade of Indigenous Languages' ‘Indigenous People's Organizations and the MLE Movement: Partnering for IDIL' 'MLE Advocacy from a Media Advocacy Perspective' Concept note and agenda Speakers' biographies Webinar Q&A See the Asia-Pacific Multilingual Education Working Group (MLE WG) webpage for more information on the MLE WG and the previous sessions of the regional webinar series. Main photo credit: ©Shutterstock/pradeep_kmpk14

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