Antigua and Barbuda Assumes Chair of Inter-American Committee on Education

Education Minister Michael Browne

Education Minister Michael Browne, last week assumed the chairmanship of the Inter-American Committee on Education, an integrated collegial entity formed by representatives of the Ministers of Education of the Member States of the Organisation of American States.

The Inter-American Committee on Education is a permanent ministerial dialogue mechanism responsible for the development and follow-up on the lines of action established by the Ministers of Education, to respond to the mandates emanating from the Inter-American Meetings of Ministers of Education, the General Assembly and the Summits of the Americas.

Minister Browne affirmed that his role comes “at a moment of special importance for the region where we look to strengthen alliances between member states and private sector partners to continue implementing the Inter-American Education Agenda (IEA) as well as building sustainable atmospheres to cooperation with the new focus on education skills.”

Browne’s ascension to the chairmanship comes as Antigua and Barbuda prepares to host the OAS Ministers of Education Meeting in July, 2019, under the Inter-American Education Agenda: “Building Sustainable Partnerships Through Cooperation with renewed focus on Education and Skills Development.”