Synthesis note of KIX EAP learning cycle 2: Equitable Access to Education with Geospatial Data
NORRAG and the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) organised the KIX EAP Learning Cycle on the Equitable Access to Education with Geospatial Data course, which ran from 15 June to 16 July 2021. Across 5 weeks, this professional development course enabled participants to apply basic mapping techniques using QGIS, a geographic information system (GIS). This course was aimed at understanding the geospatial dimensions of education planning and management, with a specific focus on equitable access to education. National experts from 21 countries in Europe, Asia, and the Pacific (the EAP region) were eligible for the course. After reviewing applications from national expert teams, national teams from 10 countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kyrgyz Republic, Maldives, Moldova, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, and Sudan – were selected to participate in this learning cycle. Over 70% of the participants were government officials from KIX EAP countries
This synthesis note provides the overall and unique findings of the national expert teams in each country, followed by common learnings across countries.