United Nations Academic Impact - E-discussion

16 February 2011

They will address one of the following five UNAI principles:
1.Improving educational opportunity for all regardless of gender, race, religion or ethnicity (16 - 22 Feb.; Moderator: Escuela Politécnica Javeriana del Ecuador, Ecuador);
2.Enhancing higher educational opportunity for every interested individual (23 Feb.-1 March; Moderator: Modern University for Business and Science, Lebanon);
3.Increasing capacity-building in higher education system (23 Feb.-1 March; Moderator: Modern University for Business and Science, Lebanon);
4.Addressing poverty issues through education (2-8 March; Moderator: University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa);
5.Promoting sustainability through education ( 9-15 March; Moderator: Kyushu University, Japan).

The e-discussion will be conducted on the UNAI Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ImpactUN
The outcome of the e-discussion will be reported back to the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Global Preparatory Meeting on 5 April 2011, and policy recommendations will be included in the report of the UN Secretary-General to be presented during the High-level segment of ECOSOC in July 2011. UNAI member Monmouth University will act as Rapporteur of the e-discussion series.

Objectives of the E-discussion
1.Provide a platform for youth to express themselves;
2.Mobilize governments and the international community to improve and bring visibility to education with the context of global economic challenges;
3.Demonstrate the link between education and all the other MDGs;
4.Demonstrate the centrality of education for sustainable development;
5.Highlight the role of the United Nations Impact and its member institutions in;encouraging activities by institutions of higher education and research in support of the MDGs.

We would like to invite our members to participate in the e-discussion series.

How to participate in the E-discussionStep 1: Go to the Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/ImpactUN ;
Step 2: Read background notes of the e-discussion topics you are interested in (Notes will be posted on Facebook one week in advance of each e-discussion);
Step 3: Go to the Discussions tab and look for the discussion;
Step 4: Provide your comments on the e-discussion topics, try to respond to questions that have been asked;
Step 5: If you like another person's opinion, click "Like" under the specific comment;
Step 6: If you would like to share a specific UNAI e-discussion, click "Share" under the topic




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