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African government should increase budgetary allocations and increase resources to the education sector, participants of Education forum in Djibouti said.

The conference on Balanced and Inclusive Education (Third Forum BIE 2030) brought together education stakeholders from 36 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, South East Asia, Latin America and Europe.

The summit which runs for three days kicked off on Monday in Djibouti.

The leaders at the conference said this will make to education inclusive and accessible children.

The foundation’s president Sheikh Manssour Bin Mussalam challenged governments to change the existing education policies and increase budgetary allocations to make education more inclusive and accessible to all children.

“The challenges facing education are those of social justice. We can no longer condone education systems which promote inequality,” said Mr Mussallama.

Mr Mussallama said the world should aspire for future which embraces inclusivity in education and in curriculum reforms.

Convened with the understanding of the urgency for new equitable models of social and economic development to be constructed through education, the III ForumBIE 2030 – International Summit on Balanced and Inclusive Education – embraces new ideas and ensures new paths can be found.

The Universal Declaration follows in the spirit of previous international agreements on education.

It combines those ideas, links them with novel concepts, and situates them within a holistic, flexible and operational structure resting on four key pillars of Balanced and Inclusive Education (BIE).

The first ForumBIE 2030 was held at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in December 2017.

In November 2018, II ForumBIE 2030 in Mexico City saw both the launch of the Global Guide of Ethics, Principles, Policies, and Practices in Balanced and Inclusive Education, and the initial signing of the International Call for Balanced and Inclusive Education – the document which called for the preparation of the Universal Declaration of Balanced and Inclusive Education.

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