FHI 360 at CIES 2024

A young boy writes on a chalkboard while his teacher stands behind him and monitors his work

March 6–14, 2024
Hybrid event

March 6–7, 2024 – Online
March 10–14, 2024 – On-site, Hyatt Regency Miami, Miami, Florida
Umar, a student in northern Nigeria, practices writing letters on the blackboard as his teacher, who received teacher training through the Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) project, looks on. Photo credit: Caitlin Downs/FHI 360

Educators, students and researchers are working to ensure a more fair, just and equitable world for everyone. Students are often at the forefront of social movements and protests, advocating for critical causes. However, reports of the violent repression of peaceful protests are all too common. The result is often further marginalization of already disadvantaged communities.

 

FHI 360’s education specialists and project teams work to overcome these challenges and support education systems around the world in advancing equity. To share our experiences and expertise, FHI 360 will join colleagues at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual conference, which will center on the theme of “The Power of Protest.” We will explore topics including empowering leadership in young women and girls; youth-responsive higher education institutions; education access for hyper-marginalized people; socioemotional learning and academic outcomes in non-formal education; and strengthening home- and community-based reading programming.

Technical presence

WednesdayMarch 6

12:45–2:15 p.m. Eastern time Measuring reading and language skills of learners with disabilities: Formative and summative assessment case studies from East Africa
Local Early Grade Reading Assessment adaptation and piloting: Lessons learned

Virtual formal panel session
Place: Zoom rooms, Zoom room 105
FHI 360 presenter: Jean Claude Sabato

ThursdayMarch 7

9:00–10:30 p.m. Eastern time Beliefs & Practices on Play in Serbia & Zambia
Virtual formal panel session
Place: Zoom rooms, Zoom room 101
FHI 360 presenter: Tanya Smith-Sreen
FHI 360 co-author: Carina Omoeva

MondayMarch 11

9:45–11:15 a.m. Eastern time Addressing inequality in Early Childhood Development
Global Child Thrive Act: USAID Implementation Guidance

paper session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Orchid B
FHI 360 presenter: Julee Allen
2:45–4:15 p.m. Eastern time Pedagogies & possibilities: Evidence from literacy studies across contexts and spaces
Impacts of a Pedagogy-Focused Early Primary Reading and Math Intervention: Evidence from a Spatial Discontinuity in Northern Nigeria

Paper session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Orchid A
FHI 360 presenter: Wael Moussa
2:45–4:15 p.m. Eastern time Communities of Play: Learning Together to Improve and Scale Playful Learning
Dimensions of Participation in a Playful Parenting Community of Practice

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Orchid B
FHI 360 presenter: Tanya Smith-Sreen
FHI 360 co-author: Carina Omoeva
2:45–4:15 p.m. Eastern time Building youth-responsive higher education institutions
Beyond scholarships: building inclusive and responsive higher education institutions in LAC from the inside out

Refereed roundtable session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Lobby Level, Riverfront North
FHI 360 presenter: Juan Luis Cordova
2:45–4:15 p.m. Eastern time Building youth-responsive higher education institutions
Higher education institutions as frontline responders: Ukrainian universities in wartime

Refereed roundtable session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Lobby Level, Riverfront North
FHI 360 presenter: Snizhana Leu-Severynenko
4:45–6:15 p.m. Eastern time Beliefs & Practices on Play in Bhutan & Rwanda
Parenting Beliefs & Practices in Bhutan and Rwanda, FHI 360

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Brickell Prefunction
FHI 360 presenter: Carina Omoeva
FHI 360 co-authors: Karma Choden, Rachel M. Hatch and Rafael Eduardo Contreras Gomez
4:45–6:15 p.m. Eastern time Empowering communities and future advocates to read using digital tools
There’s No Place Like Home: Strengthening Home- and Community-based Reading in Djibouti

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Third Level, Johnson 2
FHI 360 presenter: Julia Miller

TuesdayMarch 12

2:45–4:15 p.m. Eastern time Girls and Women Leading the Way: How Clubs Empower Changemakers
Creating a Legacy for Change: Empowering leadership in young women and girls through Leadership and Gender clubs in D.R. Congo

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Brickell North
FHI 360 presenters: Nathalie Louge, Madho Nyangabo Lwango, Julia Miller

WednesdayMarch 13

2:45–4:15 p.m. Eastern time Socio-Emotional Learning: contextualization, assessment and growth trajectories – findings from Lebanon and Senegal
Growth trajectories in SEL and academic outcomes across non-formal education modalities in Southern Senegal

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Orchid B
FHI 360 presenters: Rafael Eduardo Contreras Gomez and Yvonne Cao
2:45–4:15 p.m. Eastern time Localizing Social and Emotional Learning: Adapting SEL Kernels in International Contexts
Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Orchid A
FHI 360 presenter: Elyssa A. Skeirik
4:45–6:15 p.m. Eastern time Social Emotional Learning: Building Community and National Networks and Policies
Building a national SEL framework and intervention from the ground up in Rwanda

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Third Level, Pearson 1
FHI 360 presenter: Elyssa A. Skeirik
6:30–8 p.m. Eastern time Moving the Needle: Addressing challenges in SEL/SS measurement with an emphasis on local contexts
A locally led SEL Assessment: Linking global tools with local understandings to build a national social-emotional learning assessment in Rwanda

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Third Level, Pearson 2
FHI 360 presenter: Elyssa A. Skeirik
6:30–8 p.m. Eastern time How to catch up: Education for marginalized Congolese provinces and overcrowded environments
Education access for the hyper marginalized: a case study of designing education interventions for indigenous populations in Eastern D.R. Congo

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Third Level, Miami Lecture Hall
FHI 360 presenter: Alex Kabeya
6:30–8 p.m. Eastern time Leveraging behavioral science to make instructional reforms stick: Case studies from Burundi, Liberia, Rwanda, and Zambia
Innovations in teaching and learning for foundational literacy in Rwanda: Paving the way through action research

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Third Level, Gautier
FHI 360 presenters: Protegene Ndahayo and Thaddeus Pennas
6:30–8 p.m. Eastern time Equity and Inclusion in Education: What Role for Remediation?
Passerelles remediation program in Senegal

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Third Level, Pearson 1
FHI 360 presenter: Rafael Eduardo Contreras Gomez
FHI 360 co-author: Nathalie Louge
6:30–8 p.m. Eastern time Research Localization: Methods for Promoting Meaningful Youth-Led Research
Youth-Led Evaluation of Most Significant Changes: Findings and Lessons Learned from Implementing Participatory Methodologies Zambia

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Hibiscus B
FHI 360 presenter: Ania Chaluda

ThursdayMarch 14

9:30–11 a.m. Eastern time Aligning Learning Inputs to Global Norms (ALIGN) for Minimum Proficiency: Case Studies from Djibouti, Uzbekistan, Nigeria
Aligning the Djibouti Education System Using the Results of ALIGN

Formal panel session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Third Level, Foster 2
FHI 360 presenter: Nathalie Louge
3:15–4:45 p.m. Eastern time Mapping students’ pathways through and the outcomes of higher education
What makes a difference in postsecondary outcomes -- a preliminary analysis of a college readiness support services program

Paper session
Place: Miami Regency Hotel, Floor: Terrace Level, Brickell Center
FHI 360 presenters: Felix Fernandez and Saori Iwamoto

*NOTE: Exact times, dates and locations of all presentations subject to change.

Media Inquiries

For questions about the event, please reach out to:
Jennifer Garcia
Media Relations Manager, FHI 360