High-Level Opening Panel on Why do we need to innovate in education and what does it take?
Innovation plays a crucial role in facing the complex and unprecedented challenges of the world today, both at an individual and societal level. While there is a broad consensus around the imperative of innovation in education from both from policy makers, teachers and other educational professionals, the question to be contested is how to identify the key barriers for innovations. Whether it is found at the policy level or the implementation level, or elsewhere. Nevertheless, we have yet to experience significant structural changes in educational systems on a global scale, shifting systems. This session will discuss the courage and bold actions it would require from global leaders and decision makers worldwide to address the key structural challenges to innovate in education worldwide.
H.E. Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi
Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Public Education
H.E. Mohammad Al-Sudairi
Deputy Minister of Education for Universities, Research and Innovation, Saudi Arabia
H.E. Liina Kersna
Minister of Education, Estonia
H.E. Manish Sisodia
Deputy Chief Minister of Government, Delhi, India
H.E. Patrizio Bianchi
Minister of Education, Italy
H.E. Minister Dr. Dipu Moni
Duration: 45 mins
Educate, Empower, Inspire-Sharjah’s child rights-based approach to education: The Official Launch of Sharjah Child Friendly Schools and Nurseries Standards
The Sharjah Child Friendly Office aims to launch the Sharjah Child Friendly School and Nurseries toolkit in this invitation-only session. The standard has been guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and experience of UNICEF worldwide, in implementing rights-based approaches to education and evidence pertaining to child development.
Dr. Hessa Khalfan Al Ghazal
Sharjah Child Friendly Office
H.E. Dr. Khawla Al Mulla
Supreme Council For Family Affairs
H.E. Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi
Sharjah Private Education Authority
H.E. Dr. Saeed Musabeh Al Kaabi
Sharjah Education Council
Mr. El Tayeb Adam
UNICEF Gulf Area Office
Venue: Future Hall (45 mins)
High-Level Panel: Creating a New Education Story: How to Transform Education Systems
New research led by Big Change brings together the wisdom of global contributors to share a new framework for transforming education systems. Centred on three key drivers and examples from different contexts, the intention is to enable education policy makers, system leaders and funders to focus efforts on transformation, not reform.
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Founder and CEO, African Leadership Group (Virtual)
CEO, Big Change (Virtual)
CEO and Co-Founder, Teach for All
Co-Founder, Dream a Dream (Virtual)
Moderator: Saku Tuominen, Founder & Chair HundrED Duration: 45 mins
From Spiders to Starfish: Why De-Centralising Education Works
This panel will explore decentralized and accelerated education models in West Africa. It will examine why these approaches are needed, especially in crises contexts where state delivery is limited and where INGOs and UN actors are playing a bigger role in education provision.
H.E. Mr. Stanislas Ouaro
Minister of National Education and Literacy of Burkina Faso (Virtual)
Dr. Mansur Muhtar
Vice President, Country Programs, Islamic Development Bank
Head of Cooperation, Embassy of Canada to Burkina Faso and to Benin
International Director, Strømme Foundation
Moderator: Dr. Tanjina Mirza, Chief Programs Officer, Plan International Canada Venue: Debate Arena (45 mins)
RewirEd Provocation Masterclass
Stepping away from the usual to unusual, in this masterclass, Aman Merchant and Indy Johar will share their experience of crafting the RewirEd Provocations and take the participants through an open-ended thinking process of reimagining global education from a systems perspective. Provocations can be a powerful narrative tool for reframing challenges into opportunities, that inspire action from multiple stakeholders.
Chief Provocateur of Radicle
Chief Strategic Designer of Radicle (Virtual)
Venue: Think Tank (60 mins)
Accelerated Education Working Group: Covid-19 Learning pathways for getting learners back on track
COVID-19 dictated the need to rapidly scale up flexible education options to reach all learners, however there is still confusion around which programmes are appropriate for which learners. This interactive session introduces the Accelerated Education Working Group’s COVID-19 tools and guidance supporting programme design, implementation and evaluation.
Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) Chair, UNHCR
Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) advisor
Ayoo Irene Hellen
Refugee Youth Representative
Moderator: Manal Stulgait, UNHCR lead of the AEWG Venue: Classroom hall (45 mins)
Innovating Education in Africa Pitch
Five of Africa’s most promising Education Innovations will pitch to a highly experienced panel of judges for awards of $100,000, $70,000 and $40,000. The selected innovations will be implemented as pilot projects in AU Member countries.
Founder and Executive Director, mEducation Alliance. (Judge)
Programme Manager, GIZ - SIFA (Judge)
Team Lead-Skills & Employability, AUDA-NEPAD (Judge)
Founder & Software Engineer, SOLAR-FI
Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Yiya AirScience
Project Co-founder & lead, African Coding Network (Virtual)
Craft Education, Hunu Teletherapy
Class Quiz, Tunisia
Virtual Speakers (Judges):
Regional Programme Officer, CAFOR
Program Design, GESCI
Shem Okore Bodo
Senior Program Officer, ADEA
Moderator: Nicholas Ouma, Senior Youth Advisor, African Union (Judge) Venue: Talent Arena (45 mins)
Achieving concurrent benefits for youth and young child development through novel youth training programmes in Early Childhood Care and Education.
Youth-led programs for early childhood care and education (ECCE) offer an innovative strategy to provide mutual benefits for both youth and young children. This session will feature case studies from Pakistan, Colombia, Liberia, and the United States, highlighting implications for policy development, new directions for programs, and continued research.
Assoc. Research Scientist
Yale Child Study Center
Global Lead of Early Childhood Dev
The World Bank Group
DREAM NGO Singh
Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Early Care and Education Pathways to Success (ECEPTS) (virtual)
Senior Program Officer
Results for Development (R4D) (virtual)
The World Bank Group (virtual)
Moderator: Dr. Aisha K. Yousafzai, Assoc Professor of Global Health. Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. Venue: Future Hall (45 mins)
High-Level Panel: The Future of Learning for All: EdTech and Learning Equity
In many places, technology has created endless boundaries of where learning can occur, with whom, how and why. It is something that needs to be incorporated in the future of education to ensure students are equipped with the skills to cope in a world dependent on technology. The influence of AI and Machine Learning in EdTech is predicted to grow exponentially in the coming years, as is the use of Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). However, these new technologies are not accessible for over half of the world’s learners. This high-level panel will discuss current trends in the adoption of education technologies in various contexts, and how education in the future needs to demonstrate how technology can be used to students’ advantage everywhere, with equity of access at its core.
H.E. Omar bin Sultan Al Olama
Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence, Digital Economy and Remote Work Applications
Dr. Karina Edmonds
SVP and Global Head of Academies and University Alliances, SAP
Dr. Aida Nazarikhorram
Co-founder and CMO, LuxAI
Audran Le Baron
Digital Director for Education, Ministry of Education of France
CEO and General Manager of Education, H-Farm
Moderator: Dr. Susan Liautaud, Vice-Chair, Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Duration: 45 mins
Innovations in Strengthening the EiE Evidence Base: Towards Equitable and Localized Knowledge Generation
We have increasingly seen investment in and prioritization of research in EiE, however knowledge production remains driven by predominantly Global North institutions. While National and Regional evidence exists, it is necessary to elevate and amplify this work globally. This session will showcase innovations in localized knowledge production as well as provide an opportunity for open discussion and creative brainstorming of best practice.
Moderator: Jessica Hjarrand, Global Programme Manager, Education in Displacement, Early Childhood Development Venue: Debate Arena (45 mins)
Harnessing Educational Innovation to Provide Quality Education to Palestine Refugee Children in the Face of Adversity
UNRWA will briefly present its concept of quality education and the responsibility of the global community to help facilitate quality education for Palestine refugee children. UNRWA will also tackle the significant adversity it faces in the region and its plan to overcome this adversity through education innovation. UNRWA is in charge of ensuring SDG 4 for the Palestine refugee population.
Acting Director of Education, UNRWA
Chief of Technical and Vocational Education Training and Youth, UNRWA
Dr. Iyad Zaqout
Head of Mental Health and Psycho-social Support Unit (Gaza), UNRWA
Leen Shaker Al Falah
Refugee Student, Syria
Moderator: Dana Jawad Amr, Programs Manager, Dubai Cares Venue: Classroom Hall (45 mins)
Re-building & Rethinking our Learning Environments
Led by Radicle, this session will focus on access to a healthy environment as a precondition for physical and mental well-being as well as cognitive development and learning. Our schools and learning environments, much like our cities, are currently modeled on reductive principles of management and efficiency rather than on ecological consciousness, humaneness, well-being, and creativity. What might education look like, if we repurposed and redesigned our learning environments to be more directly connected to nature and the community? This interactive dialogue will also share the experiment journeys & learnings of 2 experiments from the Sandbox on this topic.
Senior Manager, BRAC Social Innovation Lab
Strategic Designer, Dark Matter Labs (Virtual)
Moderator: Aman Merchant, Chief Provocateur, Radicle Venue: The Loft (60 mins)
Hands-on, Minds-on – what is so special about learning through play?
This playful hands-on workshop will present why the LEGO Foundation believes that learning through play is one of the most effective way for children to learn and develop the necessary skills to become lifelong learners.
The Lego Foundation
Casper Aarlit Jensen
Senior Facilitation Manager, The Lego Foundation
Venue: Think Tank (60 mins)
Accelerating Digital Transformation in Education: Promising Models for Digital Learning Innovation in the UAE
In this session, by delving deeply into some of the promising models emerging from the UAE, experts will provide a nuanced overview of the core components of successful digital learning solutions and the necessary conditions for innovation in this space to thrive particularly in contexts left farthest behind in the digital divide globally.
CEO, Alef Education
Dr. Waleed Al Ali
Executive Office of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Mr. Anthony Bloome
Founder and Executive Director
Mr. Gopi Krishnan (Krish)
Group Chief Disruption Manager, Varkey Foundation
Chief Technology Officer, 42 Abu Dhabi
Moderator: Dr. Shireen N Chaya, Programs Technical Advisor, Dubai Cares Venue: Talent Arena (45 mins)
High-Level Panel: The Future of Teaching: How Best to Support Educators to be Leaders of Learning in Times of Uncertainty
The global education sector must view teachers as the key constituency in co-creating the future of teaching and learning. This session will showcase and discuss concrete solutions for supporting teachers for the future, which are co-created by teachers and a leading civil society organization in global education. The session will demonstrate the need for rewiring the dialogue between teachers and education decision-makers focusing on co-created solutions that work for the future of teaching, worldwide.
CEO, Save the Children UK (in-person) & Teacher Nagham Baydoun (virtual)
Dr. Tanjina Mirza
Chief Programs Officer, Plan International Canada & Teacher Charlotte Adinku
CEO, Teach for Pakistan, with Emmanuel Kimuli, Teaching Fellow. Teach for Uganda
General Manager, Aga Khan Foundation (in-person) with Teacher Rashmi Prabha (Virtual)
Moderator: Dr. Andrew Cunningham, Global Lead, Education. Aga Khan Foundation Duration: 45 mins
The importance of Music, Arts and Sport to foster Creativity and Innovation
Engaging with music, art and sport is essential to the human experience. Almost as soon as motor skills are developed, children communicate through artistic expression. While we recognize the transformative impacts of music, arts and sport to both academic achievement and key life skills, their place in K-12 education has become increasingly tenuous. This panel will passionately argue for centering innovation in education in the teaching of arts, music and sports.
Artist & Adjunct Professor at American University in Dubai and Zayed University
Juan Diego Florez
Football Icon, Entrepreneur and Philantropist
Moderator: Leonora Dowley, Partnerships Manager, Learning Planet Venue: Future Hall (45 mins)
Cyber Wellbeing in Education
The panel will discuss how to support cognitive, physical, and mental health of learners in online environment and what are available solutions for safety and cyber wellbeing in education from academic, private and UNESCO perspectives. Participants are international experts, prominent researchers and academicians, and representatives of the private sector.
Mr. Tekha Selim
Vice President, Global Market Development, Delos
Dr. Tim Hughes
Chief Academic Officer, LEAMS Education
Dr. Allen Hershkowitz
Senior advisor to Delos' Founder and CEO, International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) (Video Message)
Chief of Unit of ICT in Health Education, UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) (Virtual)
Moderator: Prof. Awoniyi Awofeso, Professor and Program Chair, School of Health and Environmental Studies, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) Venue: Debate Arena (45 mins)
From Mapping Global EdTech Trends to Co-designing Local Humanitarian Education Solutions
The panel will present the findings from a global EdTech innovations landscape analysis. UNHCR will draw on the collective experience of implementing Connected Education programmes in refugee-contexts, along with presenting the increasing digital divide. Participants will also be shown a newly launched wiki to map and crowdsource global EdTech innovations.
Connected Education Lead
Joseph Andrews Omoluyi
Moderator: Atish Gonsalves, Head of Education Innovation. IRC Venue: Classroom Hall (45 mins)
Improving Learning Through Data: The Learning Data Compact
Data about learning and schooling has never been more vital. But many countries still lack the data needed to halt Learning Poverty. How can countries assess learning and use data and drive change? And how can the international community improve coordination and quality in global efforts to measure what students learn?
H.E. Dr. Dipu Moni
Minister of Education, Bangladesh
H.E. Tarek Shawky
Minister of Education & Technical Education
Global Director Education
Director of Education
Venue: Talent Arena (45 mins)
"High Level Dialogue on Girls Education: How to move beyond patriarchal social and political structures"
This high-level dialogue on Girls Education will explore practical ways in which the education of girls and the empowerment of women can be furthered within societies dominated by deep patriarchal social and political structures, including cultural and religious ones, and what this means for furthering girls’ education in contexts like Afghanistan, Northern Nigeria or many parts of the Sahel where religion is used as the excuse for keeping girls out of school.
H.E. Hamad Al Shaibani
Director General of The Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department (IACAD)
H.E. Jakaya Kikwete
Former President of Tanzania, Global Partnership of Education Board Chair
H.E. Dr. Salim Al Malik
Director General, ICESCO (Virtual)
Dr. Kuyok Abol Kuyok
Undersecretary of the South Sudan Ministry of General Education and Instruction
Poet and Storyteller, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador
Dr. Mohammed Farsi
Senior Cultural Consultant, Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department (IACAD)
Moderator: Hanan Al Awadi, Managing Partners AS/P Duration: 45 mins
EdTech Collectives - Unlocking new frontiers in Edtech Innovation
This session will share the experiment journeys & learnings of the ReimaginED Collective and the EdTech Consortium. ReimaginED will touch upon how it is building towards the region’s first-of-its-kind Edtech venture studio, whereas EdTech Consortium will share insights from their collective action framework for cross-sector collaboration that meets the educational needs of youth on the move.
Head of Emerging Technologies Initiative, NetHope
Juan Luis Vilchez
EMEA EdTech Lead at Amazon Web Service
CEO, Common Group
Senior Advisor Youth Development, Mercy Corps
Programme Director, Can’t Wait to Learn/WarChild
Moderator: Aman Merchant, Chief Provocateur of Radicle Venue: Think Tank (60 mins)
Creating a new education story in your context - Exploring the drivers for transforming education systems
Drawing on new insights and evidence from practice around the world, this session is aimed at education system leaders and funders who want to focus their efforts on transformation, not just reform. We will explore the three drivers for transformation (purpose, power and practice), consider how to apply them in your context, and generate ideas for tools that can support decision-making and action.
Director, Big Change
Co-Founder, Dream a Dream
Senior Partner, Education Reimagined
Global Lead, Porticus
Moderators: Eloise Haylor, Insight Associate, Big Change
Saku Tuominen, Founder & Chair, HundrED Venue: The Loft (60 mins)
Reaching those left behind: Is Non-formal and alternative learning the missing piece?
For the 258 million children who were not enrolled in school before the pandemic – including those affected by emergencies – ensuring they can learn is even more important. This panel will highlight innovative practices of non-formal education and mental health and psycho-social support (MHPSS) being used to meet the rights of out of school children.
Head of Education Policy and Advocacy
Save the Children
Teresa Sordé Marti
Professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Virtual)
Dr. Iyad Zaqout
Head of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) unit Gaza, UNRWA
Moderator: Camilla Lodi, PSS Global Head of Unit-Better Learning Programme, NRC Venue: Future Hall (45 mins)
EdTech Developers Confidential
An intimate opportunity to hear from and ask questions of globally recognized EdTech CEOs who are operating highly impactful for-profit social enterprises and innovating to bring basic and higher education instruction to learners around the world.
CEO & Co-Founder, Enuma
Founder and CEO, Alison
CEO & Co-Founder, Attollo
Moderator: Anthony Bloome, Founder and Executive Director. mEducation Alliance. Venue: Talent Arena (45 mins)
High-Level Panel: MENA Regional Innovations in Education Systems
In light of the changing nature of jobs and skills and the growing mismatch with education systems and the job market in the MENA region more broadly, this panel will highlight the need for transformation in education to continue nurturing a strong sense of innovation. As part of the conversation, panelists will showcase the latest thinking and case studies from the region.
H.E. Dr. Abdulrahman Al Assimi
Director General, The Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States
H.E. Dr. Maitha Shamsi
Minister of State, UAE
H.E. Dr. Saud bin Saeed Al-Mathami
H.E. Dr. Mansoor Al Awar
Chancellor of Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University and Governing Board Chairman of the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education
H.E. Tarek Shawky
Minister of Education & Technical Education
H.E. Dr. Majed bin Ali Al-Nuaimi
Minister of Education, Kingdom of Bahrain
Moderator: Dr. Shireen Nawal Chaya, Technical Advisor, Dubai Cares Duration: 45 mins
Education Shifts that will enable a better Future
Teachers around the world have innovated to keep children learning during the pandemic. In this panel, a group of teacher leaders will share the mindset shifts these innovations have caused for them, which offer us all hope of creating a more equitable education system to support all children to shape a better world.
Teach for Uganda
Teach for Pakistan
Teach for India (virtual)
Moderator: Wendy Kopp, CEO. Teach for All Venue: Classroom Hall (45 mins)
National languages at school for improving quality of learning
Research shows that children learn better in a language they use daily. Many countries have experienced successful bilingual education and obtained encouraging results. Several of them decided to move scale. In this session, panelists will discuss features of bilingualism, the francophone experience, and how la Francophonie supports projects from different countries.
Ndeye Aby NDAW
Director of Elementary Education, Ministry of Education of Senegal
Séraphine BEN BOLIE
Deputy Director of Informal Education, Ministry of education of Cameroon
Mamadou Amadou LY
Director General, NGO ARED (Senegal)
Director of Curriculam and Educational Research, Ministry of Education of Madagascar (virtual)
Moderator: Mona LAROUSSI, Director. Institut de la Francophonie pour l’éducation et la formation (IFEF) Venue: Talent Arena (45 mins)
The Journey to Scaling Education Innovations: The Ins and Outs, and the Ups and Downs
Moderated by J-PAL, this panel will share inspiring examples from leading organisations who are scaling innovative, evidence-based programs to millions of learners around the world. Panelists will reflect on the key levers which facilitate scale-up as well as challenges they grapple with along the way.
Head, International Collaborations. Pratham (Virtual)
Global Director of Programmes
Executive Director, J-PAL Africa (Virtual)
Dr. Tahereh Pazouki
Lead Manager at Magrid (Virtual)
Moderator: Anna Murru, Partnerships Manager, VVOB Venue: Future Hall (45 mins)
Indigenous Education: How can we learn from indigenous people's knowledge, culture and learning systems in creating a more radically inclusive future?
Innovation goes way beyond new and future technologies. This panel will focus on how to re-think mainstream education by integrating indigenous people's knowledge, models and learning systems into mainstream education.
Michael Running Wolf
CTO, Indigenous AI LLC
Dr. Fanta Aw
Vice President, Undergrad Enrollment, Campus Life, Inclusive Excellence, Office of Campus Life
Prof. Tom Calma
The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF) (Virtual)
Moderator: Dr. Colin Kennedy, Head of the School of Innovation and the Education Sector Lead, Creative HQ Venue: Debate Arena (45 mins)
Consultation on the 2023 GEM Report on technology and education
The 2023 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report will draw on the most recent evidence to critically examine the role of technology in the provision and quality of education. It will take stock of recent initiatives and examine the potential gains, risks and side effects for an expanded role of information and communication technologies in education. There are often bitter divisions in how the role of technology is viewed. These divisions are widening as the world of technology is evolving at breakneck speed. Join a consultation with the GEM Report’s Director Manos Antoninis to find out how the publication will explore these debates, suggest relevant evidence for the theme or new areas of research to be explored in the report.
Chief Executive, Save the Children UK
Mr. Tom Kaye
Global Country Engagement Lead, EdTech Hub
Moderator: Manos Antoninis, Director. Global Education Monitoring Report Venue: The Loft (60 mins)
High-Level Panel: Reimagining Our Futures Together: UNESCO’s flagship publication on the futures of education.
This session will share messages and recommendations from UNESCO’s newly released publication ‘Reimagining our Futures Together’. Two years in the making, the publication proposes ideas to remake education towards 2050. The work was steered by an International Commission of thought-leaders chaired by the President of Ethiopia.
President, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Emeritus Professor Media, Culture and Communication, New York University (Virtual)
Commission Member and the Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Lebanon
Moderator: Olajide King, Training and Curriculum Development Expert, West Africa Vocational Education, Nigeria Duration: 45 mins
The Right to Wellbeing
NRC’s flagship Better Learning Programme (BLP) is currently funded by Porticus and ECW. In response to growing Psychosocial Support (PSS) needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, NRC introduced BLP in 10 new countries, bringing its total coverage to 22. We will present its latest research in this masterclass, demonstrating the positive impact of BLP to promote the global rollout of this approach.
PSS Global Head of Unit-Better Learning Programme, NRC
Portfolio Manager, Education in Displacement, Porticus
Moderator: Rula Dajani , UAE Country Director. AMIDEAST Venue: Classroom Hall (45 mins)
Dubai Declaration on Early Childhood Development
This session aims to take stock of both the achievements and the challenages in early childhood education from the prespective of governments, multilaterals, civil society and the private sector. This multisectorial dialogue now becomes very crucial especially amidst the ramifications of the Covid-19 pandemic that caused significant disruptions across all sectors that are essential to the development of young children; where access to programs and services that promote learning and nurturing care became more scarce and limited.
*All speakers should be in the Speaker Ready Room at 14.45
H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg
Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chairman, Dubai Cares
H.E. Lubna Al Shamsi
Acting Executive Director at Emirates Schools Establishment, UAE
Dr. Yao Ydo
Director of UNESCO International Bureau of Education, based in Geneva
Dr. Omar Abdi
Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
Mr. Ted Chaiban
UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa
Moderator: Nada Al Hajjri, Acting Director of Programs, Dubai Cares Venue: Future Hall (45 mins)
Schools2030: How to Catalyze Teacher-Driven Innovations to Advance Holistic Learning and Inform Systems Change
Global Programme Manager, Schools2030, Aga Khan Foundation (Virtual)
Co-Lead, Learning Schools. Jacobs Foundation (Virtual)
Schools2030 National Coordinator
Aga Khan Foundation
Initiative Lead Systemic Impact
Moderator: Nafisa Shekhova, Global Lead, Education and ECD. Aga Khan Foundation Venue: Talent Arena (45 mins)
Loud and Clear: Children should be taught in a language they use and understand
Globally, 37% of children are taught in a language they do not speak at home. The policies that should be setting children up for success are stacking the odds against them. How can this be addressed? In this talk, we discuss some of the key practical solutions available.
Professor of Arabic Language
Global Director, Education
World Bank Group
Senior Education Specialist
World Bank Group (Virtual)
Practice Manager, Education, Middle East & North Africa.
World Bank Group (Virtual)
Moderator: Rob Jenkins, Global Director of Education, UNICEF Venue: Debate Arena (45 mins)
Playing (and creating) Human-connected, Game-based Learning Experiences
This workshop session will explore how human connection and gamification can be integrated into digital learning through virtual mentoring, role playing and co-creation. Participants will have the opportunity to “play & connect” with another participant at the session through a fun and interactive experience.
Head of Education Innovation, IRC and Founder, Gamoteca
Head of Content, Gamoteca
Venue: Think Tank (60 mins)
Building resilience and focusing on mental wellbeing
In all professions as well as in top sports capability to focus has become more and more essential. Yet the modern world offers a growing numbers of distractions. Hintsa Performance shares the tools that help Formula 1 drivers be 100% focused and presents how holistic wellbeing is a key to higher performance and improved resilience.
Executive Mentor and Managing Partner
Hintsa Performance Workshop
Executive Mentor and Director of Global Business Development
General Manager Middle East. ServCorp
Venue: The Loft (60 mins)
High-Level Panel: Education & Climate Change: Education and its crucial role in combating the climate crises
Education is a powerful society-wide lever for climate action, but education has not been prioritized as a solution to climate change. This session will discuss the broader context and challenge at hand, explore synergies and opportunities between education and climate change, and discuss concrete routes of action by global leaders.
Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Girls’ Education, United Kingdom (UK)
H.E. Daryll Matthew
Minister of Education, Sports and Creative Industries, Antiga & Barboda
Founder and CEO, Educate Girls (Virtual)
Armel Azihar Sly-Vania
Youth Leader, Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
Ghanaian poet, climate activists & creative entrepreneur (Performance)
Prince Albert of Monaco
Moderator: Amel Karboul, Director, Education Outcomes Fund Duration: 45 mins
Reimagine Education: Digital learning for every child by 2030
This session shifts the discourse on digital learning from why it is needed to how to implement at scale, focusing on system-wide change and reaching marginalised children. The story is told by program countries, and teachers, youth, and parents, working in shared value partnerships to deliver digital learning at scale.
H.E. Tarek Shawky
Minister of Education & Technical Education
Education and Adolescent Development
UNICEF (video message)
Hà Ánh Phượng
2020 Global Teacher Prize Top 10 Finalist, Huong Can High School (Video Message)
Chief of Education Zimbabwe
Deputy Executive Director for Programmes, UNICEF (Virtual)
Head of Connect to Learn
Ericsson (video message)
Moderator: Mina Al-Oraibi, Editor in Chief. The National Venue: Future Hall (45 mins)
The Future-fit university in a post-pandemic era
In a post-pandemic era where internationl collaboration on frontiers of science and technology is crucial, this provocative session is about how to re-purpose Higher Education to solve global challenges while delivering teaching and research at a reasonable cost and creating future-fit graduates.
Founder, Edu01 (Virtual)
Co-Founder of London Interdisciplinary School
Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project
Moderator: Hamza Charibi, Founder of Arab Excellence Venue: Classroom Hall (45 mins)
Looking beyond the school: driving family and community engagement
COVID-19 has worsened educational inequalities globally and highlighted the crucial role of parents and communities in child learning, education systems transformation, and recovery from learning loss. This panel session will highlight lessons learned for effectively leveraging the home and community learning environments to strengthen education access and delivery for children worldwide.
Ms. Daniela Martinez
Global Fund for Children
Associate Director of Programs and Partnerships, Worldreader
Senior Fellow and Co-director
Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution (virtual)
Head, Strategic Partnerships. Pratham (Virtual)
Moderator: Pradeep Kumar, Associate Director of Programs and Partnerships, Worldreader Venue: Talent Arena (45 mins)
High-Level Panel: Closing of Innovation Day - Provocations Award Ceremony
The closing plenary will highlight the journey of the RewirEd Provocations, an initiative led by Dubai Cares and partners. The RewirEd Provocations focus on co-developing, testing and launching bold experiments aiming to address systemic, complex, and structural challenges in global education. The culmination of the session will be the announcement of a select number of experiments who will be awarded seed funding to further develop and roll-out the experiments.
H.E. Khalfan Al Belhoul
Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Future Foundation
Dr. Tariq Al Gurg
Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Vice-Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Co-Founder and Chief Provocateur at Radicle
Moderator: Tom Urqhuart, Dubai Eye Duration: 45 mins