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2021 Virtual Meeting of the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES)


Sunday, April 25, 2021 – Sunday, May 2, 2021

Abt staff are looking forward to the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, which brings together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers working in the field of international education. This year’s theme is social responsibility within changing contexts. Sessions will focus on closely examining the work done in this field and its impact on development in today’s rapidly changing global context.

Our staff will share insights and lessons learned from USAID’s Abt-led Yesani Ophunzira (YESA) Activity in Malawi, which aims to increase the country’s literacy rates during the following sessions:

Wednesday, April 28, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET | Zoom Room 125
Session: Social Responsibility through Collaboration, Innovation, and Partnership in the Malawi National Reading Program

Presentation: Developing a Mobile App to Streamline and Modernize Data Collection in Malawi
Presenter: Mphatso Sambo

Thursday, April 29, 4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. ET | Zoom Room 117
Effective Use of Technology to Improve Data Collection and Reporting in Low Connectivity Countries

Lessons in the Development of a Mobile Application for Data Collection in Malawi
Presenter: Jeremy Koch