MALÉ, MALDIVES – 01 August 2017. The Honourable Minister of Education, Dr. Aishath Shiham, launched the Maldives Education Management Information System (MEMIS) on 16 July 2017, in a ceremony in Malé attended by the UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia, Dr. Jean Gough. The launch of MEMIS is an historic achievement in transforming the national education system in the country from an annual survey of the education system to a real-time, student-based information system. By tracking each student from the time they enter the education system, until they leave, MEMIS will now help to ensure every citizen of the Maldives obtains a high quality education at all levels. This is one of the most important steps in improving the lives of the citizens of the country and to achieving sustainable development in the years ahead.
Maldives Launches MEMIS to Transform the Education Sector in an Innovative Approach toward Sustainable Development
When senior management within Papua New Guinea's Department of Education (DOE) began asking for access to the department's Educational Management Information System (EMIS), the IT staff was pleased, but equally concerned.
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The Winter School on Human Development is an annual online and interactive module organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that provides participants with critical knowledge and tools relative to political, economic and social processes. 25 participants from the online module are selected for an in-residence module consisting of workshops and role-play exercises conducted by human development specialists.
Lao EduInfo was launched by the Ministry of Education and Sports of Lao on February 25, 2013. The launch was organized at the Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane and was chaired by Mrs. Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun (Vice Minister of MoES), Mr. Timothy Schaffter (UNICEF Representative), and Mr. Somkhanh Didaravong (Deputy Director General of Planning Department, Director of SITCES).
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