Sep 12
Sep 14
UKFIET Conference 2023: Education For Social and Environmental Justice: Diversity, Sustainability, Responsibility

ESSA will be at the 17th UKFIET Conference on Education and Development in Oxford from 12th-14th September 2023.

Dr Pauline Essah, Director of Research and Programmes at ESSA will chair a symposium during which our Senior Research Manager, Dr Samuel Asare, together with our partners from the REAL Centre at University of Cambridge, will present learnings from our collaborative work to increase the visibility of African research.

Additionally, we will explore the extent to which African research and scholars are incorporated into the global agenda. Our primary focus will be on Early Childhood Development and Foundational Literacy and Numeracy research.


Promoting Inclusive Knowledge Production and Evidence by African Researchers in Local and International Policy Engagements

Chair: Dr Pauline Essah - Director of Research and Programmes, ESSA

12 September 2023   |  4.00–5.30PM GMT+1   |   NFER - Room 11 Examination Schools


  • Mapping African ECD and FLN Research to Increase the Visibility of Local Knowledge for Global Development

  • The Place of Unpublished and Locally Published Research in Decision-Making

  • What Does Research on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in Africa Tell Us?

  • Understanding Research Priorities and Professional Development Needs of Early Childhood Development and Foundational Learning Researchers in Sub-Saharan Africa 


University of Cambridge, UK: Daniel Hawkins Iddrisu, Eunice Mueni Williams, Hélène Binesse

Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA): Dr Samuel Asare

University of Oxford, UK