Reflections on education diplomacy by local actors in south west Nigeria

Ekine A., Olaniyan A.O.

The authors reflect on their experiences promoting early childhood education in Nigeria through a multifaceted educational diplomacy programme involving media advocacy, child rights training, and skills-based workshops with local and international stakeholders from the public and private sectors. In doing so, they reflect on Educational Diplomacy as an innovative leadership programme and describe how they employed diplomacy skills and knowledge during the various stages of the programme promotion. Through first-hand accounts, the authors make a case for the use of Educational Diplomacy to foster communication and cooperation between various educational stakeholders and to find mutually beneficial solutions to local and global education agendas.

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