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Global Education Coalition – Annual Meeting



Global Education Coalition – Annual Meeting

PARIS, France, November 11, 2021 / APO Group / –

Hybrid Side event of the 41st session of the General Conference of UNESCO

UNESCO Headquarters, Room X, Fontenoy Building, Paris, France November 12, 2021, 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (CEST) // 7:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (EST)

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1h15 – 1h30

Opening session

Ms. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO Mr. Tariq Al Gurg, Director-General, Dubai Cares


General presentation of the work of the Global Education Coalition and its strategic orientations.

Mr. Borhene Chakroun, Director, Policy and Lifelong Learning Systems Division and Global Coalition for Education Coordinator

1h30 – 1h50

High-level roundtable: what have we learned and what are the remaining challenges for the digital transformation of education?

Moderator: Mr. Dimitri Sanga, Director, UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar

HE Mr. Rabiou Ousman, Minister of Education, Niger HE Mr. Curtis King, Minister of Education and National Reconciliation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines HE Mr. Devendra Paudel, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Nepal Mr. Samuel Sasu Adonteng, Program Coordinator for Higher Education Education, Union of Pan African Students

1:50 – 2:15

Partners round table: How to achieve digital transformation of education through partnerships?

Moderator: Mr. David Atchoarena, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Ms Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, Director, Secretariat of the Organization of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Mr. Gustav Praekelt, Chairman and CEO and Founder, Praekelt Foundation Mr. Danny Gauch, Director General, Worlddidac Ms. Marie Bancal, Director of Partnerships and Development, PIX Mr. Arman Rahmatullah, Managing Director, TeachforAll Afghanistan

2:15 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

What should shape the future of the Global Education Coalition?

Moderator: Ms. Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa, Director, Education Division 2030

Ms. Alexa Joyce, Director of Digital Transformation and Skills, Microsoft Mr. Robert Jenkins, Global Director of Education, UNICEF Ms. Serena Brown, Director of Sustainability, KPMG International Mr. Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi, Global Director of Education , World Bank Group Mr. Taguchi Yasushi, Assistant Minister and Director General of International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / Secretary General, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO

2:40 – 2:45

Conclusion and next steps

Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO


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