Posted by: africanpressorganization | 29 June 2009

Visit to Cairo by the UNESCO Director-General Mr Koïchiro Matsuura





Visit to Cairo by the UNESCO Director-General Mr Koïchiro Matsuura



CAIRO, Egypt, June 29, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Visit to Cairo by the UNESCO Director-General Mr Koïchiro Matsuura tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. at the Conference Hall, Smart Village.

UNESCO’s Director-General, Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, will visit Egypt on 29-30 June 2009 to launch the global UNESCO initiative related to the “ICT Competency Framework for Teachers” and to witness the soft launch of the “Review of Egyptian Education Reform”. Furthermore, Mr Matsuura will launch the regional initiative, to build an “Arab E-Courseware Digital Library”. Such initiatives fall under a coherent vision to build knowledge societies through capacity building for students, teachers and citizens as well as building high-quality e-content in local languages. The UNESCO Cairo Office will lead the efforts both regionally and globally in those important areas of UNESCO work.

Venue:   Conference Hall, Smart Village, 6th of October, Cairo, Egypt.
Date/Time:  Tuesday, 30 June 2009 at 10:00 to 13:00

  10:00 – 10:15   Mr Hany Helal, Minister of Higher Education and State for Scientific Research   
  10:15 – 10:30   Mr Yousri El Gamal, Minister of Education   
  10:30 – 10:45   Mr Tarek Kamel, Minister of Communication and Information Technology   
  10:45 – 11:00   Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General, UNESCO   
  11:00 – 12:00   Global Launch of the ICT Competency Framework for Teachers + Arab E-Courseware Library + IT Literacy in Arab States   
  12:00 – 12:45   National Education Reform Review   
  12:45 – 13:00   Closing Remarks   
  13:15 – 14:15   Lunch  


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)



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