April 12, 2024

EDC at USAID Global Education Conference 2024

During April 15–19, EDC researchers will join global partners in education transformation at the 2024 USAID Global Education Conference in Washington, D.C. Themes for this year’s gathering include a focus on continued learning loss recovery, challenges for education amid increases in conflict and crisis, and the need for inclusive and sustainable systems change.

Conference participants will learn best practices from our international staff and partners and hear more about EDC’s global projects, ranging from enhanced literacy instruction approaches in Zambia and Kenya to labor market research on green and blue workforce opportunities for young people around the world.

Browse the following schedule to view our sessions, and scroll down for related resources.

EDC Sessions – Dates and Times

Be sure to visit USAID EducationLinks for the most up-to-date session information.


Session Title

EDC Researchers

Monday, April 15

11:15–12:15 p.m.

Leveraging Higher Education for Localized Development: Research and Systems Strengthening

Jennifer Lebron

2:45–3:45 p.m.

Zambia’s Enhanced Performance Tracking System (ePTS): How to Use Data to Improve Literacy Instruction

Lee Ndonyo

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Where Are the Green Jobs for Youth? Expanding Green Labor Market Information for YWFD System Resilience

Pascaline Dieynaba Baradj
Milena Novy-Marx

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Kenya Early Grade Literacy Program: From Pilot to National Scale and Beyond!

Bridget Drury

Tuesday, April 16

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Accelerated Education: Providing Access and Improving Basic Skills to Out-of School Persons

Mariana Cruz Murueta

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Financing Disability-Inclusive Education: Opportunities to Move the Needle

Liesbet Steer

1:30–2:30 p.m.

Strategies for Local Talent Development Ecosystems: Future-Proofing the Global Workforce

Liesbet Steer

Wednesday, April 17

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Advancing USAID Local Capacity Strengthening Policy in Education Systems: Guidance Notes

Jennifer Bordo