In February 2022, the Geneva Graduate Institute established the UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education Policy to strengthen policy research in education with the vision of amplifying the voices and promoting knowledge from the Global South.
The key objectives of the Chair are:
- To strengthen policy research in graduate schools of education and associated think tanks in the Global South
- To create a network of graduate schools of education that sustain their peer support to each other in terms of using empirical research evidence for achieving SDG-4 targets
- To communicate policy research results more effectively by using different channels of communication and producing different knowledge products
- To produce demand-driven policy research with greater weight given to priorities at the country and regional level
WHAT IS A UNESCO CHAIR?
A UNESCO Chair is a team led by a higher education or research institution that partners with UNESCO on a project to advance knowledge and practice in an area of common priority. The partnership is formalized through an agreement between the Director-General of UNESCO and the head of the institution hosting the UNESCO Chair.
Source: UNESCO. “What you need to know about the UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks”