ICESCO and OECD Explore Preparations for “PISA” Conference
July 23, 2022 0

The Centre of Strategic Foresight at the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) held a meeting with the representatives of the office of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to examine the preparations for the organization of the Conference of the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).

Dr. Kais Hammami, Head of the Center of Strategic Foresight, and Ms. Rim Jalloul, from the same Center, represented ICESCO at this meeting that took place on Friday, July 22, 2022, at its headquarters in Rabat, while Ms. Elizabeth Fordham, Advisor for International Relations, and Ms. Lynn Abi Raad, Policy Analyst in Education and Skills, represented the OECD Office in Paris.

During the meeting, both parties stressed the importance of the Conference as a pioneering initiative to highlight PISA’s latest approved data, exchange best practices adopted by developed countries to improve the quality of education systems and extract lessons learned from them to support educational reforms and adopt the PISA assessment in the countries of the Islamic world.

Representatives of both parties emphasized that the Conference’s sessions and recommendations will enable ICESCO Member States to be acquainted with the latest mechanisms for developing educational programs and to benefit from international assessments, which are essential tools for evaluating educational systems and achieving sustainable goals for economic development.

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