2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Marriot Hotel, Islamabad
Ailaan is a campaign that aims to bring education to the forefront of public
discourse in Pakistan. By mobilising parents and engaging with politicians.
Alif Ailaan wants to support the new government to put every Pakistani child in
school, keep them learning and improve the quality of education.
Pakistan’s Education Emergency requires a multi-pronged approach. Meaningful
reform is not possible without the collection and dissemination of reliable,
up-to-date data. To this end, Alif Ailaan, in association with the Sustainable
Development Policy Institute (SDPI), recently conducted an in-depth assessment
of the state of education in Pakistan.
The Alif Ailaan Pakistan District Education
Rankings 2013 — authored by Asif Saeed Memon, is a ground-breaking study
that brings together a range of key indicators to develop a system of ranking
the quality of schooling across the country. Two sets of data are analysed: the
Education Index assesses the quality of education our children receive, while
the School Index documents the availability of essential facilities and
infrastructure. The results are used to generate a scorecard for every district
rankings show how widely education standards vary across the country and help
identify areas where the system needs to be overhauled. Equally important, the
rankings highlight districts where the system seems to be working well despite
the odds. It is our hope that the findings of this report will serve as a basis
for an informed debate on the urgent need for education reform in Pakistan.
Alif Ailaan, in partnership with the SDPI, invites you to attend the launch
of the Alif Ailaan Pakistan District
Education Rankings 2013 .
The Agenda of the Event
|2:15–2:30PM||Item 1: Introductory
| Welcome note
and opening statement, by Mosharraf Zaidi, Alif Ailaan
|2:30–2:45PM||Item 2: Presentation
of key findings, by Asif Saeed Memon
3: Knowledge is Power: The importance of information in the education
discourse, by Baela Raza Jamil
|3:00–3:15PM||Item 4: New Levers:
Influencing education policy, post devolution, by Dr.
5: Money Matters: Education budgets at the provincial and district
Dr. Salman Humayun
|3:30–3:45 PM||Item 6: Closing Remarks by Chief Guest Mr.
Muhammad Baleegh- ur-Rehman,State Minister of State for
Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher
Education,Government of Pakistan
|3:45–4:45PM||Item 7: Open
Discussion/Question & Answer Session
|4:45PM||Item 8: Hi-tea|