PAPUA NEW GUINEA EDUCATION ADVOCACY NETWORK (PEAN)

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Advancing Education beyond 2030

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  • We Exist to Advocate on Basic and Adult Education Policy and Key Education Program Issues in Papua New Guinea
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    In line with EFA and now Sustainable Development Goal # 4 Education 2030.

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WHO WE ARE

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA EDUCATION ADVOCACY NETWORK

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    WHY PEAN?

    The Papua New Guinea Education Advocacy Network (PEAN) was established in 2003 by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to advocate on Basic and Adult Education Policy and Key Education Program Issues in Papua New Guinea in line with EFA and now Sustainable Development Goal # 4 Education 2030.
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    WHO ARE WE?

    PEAN is a national coalition of civil society organisations with the aim of engaging the Government of Papua New Guinea and other stakeholders on national education policy, to help ensure that all Papua New Guineans have access to good quality and inclusive publicly provided education. The program’s office is located in Port Moresby.
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    OUR MISSION

    PEAN's mission is to advocate for better national education policy and resourcing so that its citizens can become empowered and achieve sustainable livelihoods.
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    WE PROMOTE

    PEAN promotes access to equitable, inclusive and quality education including literacy, numeracy, basic livelihood skills, and lifelong learning opportunities for all people.

  • OUR VISION
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    To be a country where all Papua New Guineans, including women and girls, and children are adequately educated and trained with skills for better future.

PEAN aims to:

  • provide a focal point through which civil society can contribute to education policy debates; 
  • provide knowledge in building awareness on the SDG4 agenda, targets and indicators at the national level.
  • to undertake research on education policy issues;
  • act as an information source for civil society organisations with an interest in education;
  • strengthen the capacity of its members, and civil society more broadly, to participate actively and with authority in public debates on education.

OUR MAIN SPONSOR

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    The Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF)

    PEAN is funded by the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) and is a unique and ambitious global programme that supports citizen engagement in education sector policy, planning, budgeting and monitoring.

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    MEMBER OF GLOBAL ORGANISATION

    PEAN is also a member of Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education since 2003.

Through this work partnership in education aims to influence policy change particularly around education financing, inclusion & equity and quality learning to advance and ensure accountability of global and national education goals. PEAN was set up in 2009 through the support of the Global Partnership for Education, and has received funding almost consistently from Global Partnership in Education (GPE) since. PEAN was perversely funded under CSEF and now under Education Out Loud (EOL) program. Read more about CSEF here.

Goals

  • To advocate and promote lifelong learning for all citizens
  • To increase CSO participation in education and wider community in education and budget processes
  • To promote achievement of Education for All Goals through awareness and campaigns through in collaboration with coalition members, development partners and governments
  • Resource Mobilization to strengthen CSO engagement and participation in education policy dialogue

Core Functions

  • Research
  • Mobilizing Civil Society
  • Advocacy and Networking
  • Capacity Building and Institutional Strengthening Community-based Organizations

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WHAT WE DO

KEY ACTIVITIES

PEAN provides the following services to our target population:

RESEARCH
We conduct evidence-based research in education issues and submit recommendations from the findings to government agencies and policy-makers for policy alignments.
The results from these surveys provide cause for concern about important education issues.

PEAN conducted a study on ‘Service Delivery Assessment in Adult Literacy Programs in particular the high impact and best practices among it providers The study was done in partnership with the Education Department.

The study covered Central, West New Britain, Western Highlands, Milne Bay, Madang, Eastern Highlands and Morobe Provinces and identified existing NGOs providing literacy, the challenges they face in contributing to a literate population in PNG.
Initial indications show that while literacy programs contribute to the national government’s broader vision of a literate population, there is very little policy and financial support for these programs.

ADVOCACY
We conduct specific Goals of Education for Policy change and use Policy entry-points to inform Government on realities on the Government.

CSO MOBILIZATION
Mobilize Civil Society Organizations and like-minded individuals and organizations in education debates and issues using evidence based findings.

CAPACITY BUILDING
Build capacity of community-based organizations in leadership and management interventions including Policy alignments and integrating cross-cutting issues.
Conduct team motivation learning for effective management of PEAN.

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