Knowledge and Innovation Exchange hub for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and IDRC launched the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) to improve policies and practices that will strengthen national education systems within GPE partner countries. KIX will accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal for education (SDG 4) by facilitating knowledge sharing among country stakeholders to enhance their education systems using relevant evidence and actionable research. Four regional KIX hubs will facilitate cross-country knowledge exchange, learning, and collaboration among national education stakeholders.

Central to the KIX design are regional hubs, which facilitate multi-country knowledge exchange, learning, and collaboration among key national education stakeholders. This project aims to support the creation of a regional hub for Latin America and the Caribbean, which will encompass eight countries in Central America and the Caribbean.

The hub’s purpose is to mobilize knowledge to improve the inclusion, equity, and quality of national education systems. It will collect, generate, exchange, and facilitate the effective use of data, knowledge, and innovation for education policy formulation and implementation across the region.

A key element of regional hubs is the selection of a regional learning partner that will act as a secretariat and assume charge of its implementation. The Latin America and the Caribbean hub will be managed through a consortium composed of three regional institutions: SUMMA, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, and the American Institutes for Research. The consortium will lead the hub to identify national education priorities, for which evidence needs to be mobilized and proven approaches scaled; synthesize and share evidence; and promote and strengthen a regional network and dialogue space.

Project ID

109294

Project status

Active

Duration

46 months

IDRC Officer

Florencio Ceballos

Total funding

CA$ 1,730,000

Countries

Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Program

Knowledge and Innovation Exchange Program

Project Leader

Raúl Chacón

Institution

SUMMA

Institution Country

Chile

Institution Website

http://www.summaedu.org