Rector of URACCAN to participate in bilingual international conference organized by IESALC-UNESCO
Dr. Hooker, rector of URACCAN, will share in this academic space with important world leaders in educational issues.
Ricardo Guzmán

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The rector of URACCAN, Dr. Alta Hooker, will participate as speaker at the bilingual international conference entitled "Inequalities in Access to Higher Education by Disadvantaged Populations in the Latin American and Caribbean Region in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic" , which is organized by the International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC-UNESCO). The activity will take place via Zoom on 17 November 2020.

This transcendent academic activity, dedicated to the Latin American and Caribbean region, is part of the third edition of the World Day of Access to Higher Education (WAHED), focused on developing relevant and effective proposals for the post-pandemic. In addition, it will begin with the presentation of the report "Towards Universal Access to Higher Education", by the Director of IESALC-UNESCO, Francesc Pedró.

URACCAN, being an active institution in promoting higher and inclusive educational equity, as well as an undisputed benchmark of educational relevance in multicultural contexts, will represent the Caribbean region.

In this sense, this event, involving various foundations and organizations working in the field of education, brings together "leaders from all over the world in order to identify solutions to the challenges of driving success and equitable access to higher education in the context of the global pandemic. The conferences also seek to foster the global exchange of essential practices and ideas to support the less privileged to enter higher education."

➡️ See more details of this activity on the IESALC-UNESCO website.

➡️ Since quotas are limited, interested parties can register from now on through the following LINK.

-4GMT schedule

Preliminary Agenda of the Regional Conference #WAHED2020 | 17Nov2020

14:30 – 14:35

Welcome to the Conference by UNESCO-IESALC

14:35 -14:45

Presentation of the report "Towards Universal Access to Higher Education", by Francesc Pedró, UNESCO-IESALC Director

14:45 – 15:10

Alta Hooker – rector of the University of the Autonomous Regions of the Nicaraguan Caribbean Coast (URACCAN) - Nicaragua

15:10 – 15:35

Sir Hilary Beckles, Vice-Chancellor, University of the West Indies, President of Universities Caribbean - Jamaica

15:35 – 15:45

Sandra Goulart Almeida, rector of the Federal University of Minas Gerais -Brazil

15:45 – 16:10

Marcelo Kobel, rector of the State University of Campinas -Brazil

16:10 – 16:45

Rodrigo Arim, rector of the University of the Republic - Uruguay

16:45 – 16:50

Closing words – Francesc Pedró –


Farewell and group photo - UNESCO Moderator - IESALC