Funding announced to create KIX regional hubs

March 16, 2020

Together with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), IDRC has awarded CA$11.1 million to four regional learning partners who will design and operate hubs for the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX).

Map of KIX project locations
Cheryl Chan

Implemented by IDRC, the Global Partnership for Education Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) seeks to strengthen national education systems and accelerate educational progress in the Global South. The regional hubs serve a critical knowledge brokering function for Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partner countries in the regions. They will facilitate cross-country knowledge exchange and mobilization, learning, synthesis, and collaboration among key national-level education stakeholders. The regional hubs will also identify policy priorities and mobilize evidence to inform national education-related policy debates and planning processes.

Following a call for proposals, these organizations were selected to design and operate each of KIX’s regional hubs: 

  1. A consortium comprised of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), and the African Union will manage the hub that oversees activities for 19 GPE partner countries in Africa, primarily in Anglophone Africa.
  2. A consortium comprised of the Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF), Conférence des ministres de l’éducation des États et gouvernements de la Francophonie (Confemen), and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie will manage the hub that oversees activities for 20 GPE partner countries in Africa, primarily in Francophone Africa.
  3. The Network for international policies and cooperation in education and training (NORRAG) will manage the hub that oversees activities in 21 GPE partner countries located in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.
  4. A consortium comprised of SUMMA, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) will manage the hub that oversees activities in eight GPE partner countries located in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Read more about the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Program