World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED)
The National Centre for Student Equity in Higher Education (NCSEHE) have announced a week long programme of online lighting talks to take place between 26-30 October.
The NCSEHE supported 12 Equity Fellows to conduct targeted research projects, advancing student equity research, policy and practice.
World Access to Higher Education Day (WAHED) is a day of awareness raising that aims to bring global attention to inequality in access to higher education and to accelerate action. Now in its third year, WAHED is organised by the National Education Opportunities Network (NEON).
World Access to Higher Education Day, which is taking place on 17th November 2020.
This year, WAHED will take the form of a global conference series based around ‘Access and Success in the Post Pandemic world’ and will feature a series of six continuous events, each led by an organisation active in promoting equity in higher education within their own continent.
We are pleased confirm WAHED regional co-ordinators for the Global Conference programme as below:
Asia – Asia-Europe Foundation
Australasia – Equity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia – EPHEA & NCSEHE
Europe – National Education Opportunities Network – NEON
Latin America – The UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean – IESALC
North America – Lumina Foundation
We are finalising agreement for the Africa leg of our Conference Series and an update on this will feature in next week’s newsletter!
This year’s WAHED was launched in July at an event featuring input from a number of organisations actively committed to greater equity in higher education on a global basis.
Watch the recording of the 2020 launch event here >>