Agenda

Agenda

December 15 - 16, 2020

Day One

Timing

Session

Description


3:45pm - 4:00pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Platform opens


4:00pm - 4:10pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Welcome note by H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares and Member of its Board of Directors


4:10pm - 5:00pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Opening Plenary: ‘Impact of COVID-19 on Education around the world: Taking stock of an unprecedented Year and the Implications that Follow’

Moderator:

H.E. Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation, Director General Expo2020 Dubai

Speakers:

  • H.E. Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Alsudairy, Vice Minister of Education for Universities, Research and Innovation Saudi Arabia
  • Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown, Former UK Prime Minister, UN Special Envoy for Global Education
  • Ms. Henrietta H. Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
  • Ms. Julia Gillard, Former Prime Minister of Australia & Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education
  • Ms. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
  • Ms. Mamta Murthi, Vice President for Human Development, World Bank
  • H.E. Lucia Azzolina, Italian Minister of Public Education

5:00pm - 5:45pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Breakout: ‘Revisiting our assumptions about remote learning and School Closures’

Breakout 1

The World’s Biggest Experiment: EdTech & Remote Learning – What did we get right, and what still needs to change?

Moderator:

Ms. Katy Fryatt, Founder, LearnIt

Speakers:

  • Mr. Saku Tuominen, Chief Executive Officer, HundrED
  • Mr. Mart Laanpere, Senior Researcher, Center for Educational Technology, Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Ms. Lindiwe Matlali, Founder & CEO, Africa Teen Geeks
  • Dr. Lee Buddy Jr., Principal, Wade Park School, Ohio

Breakout 2

School closures and re-openings and the use of evidence in policy making

Moderator:

Ms. Jo Bourne, Chief Technical Officer, Global Partnership for Education

Speakers:

  • Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, CEO & Co-Founder, Insights for Education
  • Dr. Elyas Abdi Jillaow, Director General for Basic Education, Ministry of Education, Kenya
  • Mr. Tariq Fancy, Founder & CEO, The Rumie Initiative
  • Ms. Haldis Holst, Deputy General Secretary, Education International

5:45pm - 6:00pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Networking break


6:00pm - 7:00pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Breakout: ‘What have we learnt?

Breakout 1

Leading for resilience: Lessons from school leaders for rewiring education

Moderator:

Mr. John Rendel, Director of Grants, The Peter Cundill Foundation

Speakers:

  • Dr. Bronwen Magrath , Global Programme Manager Schools2030, Aga Khan Foundation
  • Mr. Sameer Sampat, Co-Founder, Global School Leaders
  • Ms. Anna Murru, Partnerships Manager, VVOB
  • Sister Marie Pelagie Umumararungu, Headteacher, Groupe Scolaire Mater Dei in Nyanza District, Southern Province of Rwanda
  • Ms. Sangita Bhattacharya, School Principal, St. Joseph’s High School Mumbai India
  • Mr. Joshua Mugabi, Teacher, PEAS Noble High School, Uganda

Breakout 2

It’s our future: Re-imagining education and work for young people in a post pandemic world.

Moderators:

  • Ms. Nashwa Mohammed, Youth Researcher, Restless Development
  • Ms. Inés Yábar, Senior Global Campaigns Coordinator, Restless Development
  • Mr. Tijmen Rooseboom, Ambassador for Youth, Education & Work of the Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Speakers:

  • Ms. Wiem Chamsi, Founder, Youth for Change
  • Mr. Daniel Calarco, President of the International Youth Observatory
  • Mr. Drew Gardiner, Practitioner, Researcher and Project Manager, ILO and Decent Jobs for Youth
  • Dr. Anna Barford, Senior Research Associate, University of Cambridge
  • Ms. Rehmah Kasule, Founder, CEDA International & Senior Fellow, Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative.

Musical Performance by La Múcura

  • Ms. Bonnie Devine, Youth Researcher, La Múcura
  • Ms. Jimena AlmaRio, Youth Researcher, La Múcura

Breakout 3

The future of the workplace – what we’ve learnt as a result of COVID-19

Moderator:

Ms. Saadia Zahidi, Managing Director, World Economic Forum

Speakers:

  • Mr. Berry Lumpkins, Global Director of Leadership and Talent Development, DP World
  • Ms. Sallyann Della Casa, Chief Identity Hacker, GLEAC
  • Dr. Blair Sheppard, Global Leader for Strategy and Leadership, PWC
  • Mr. Xavier Anglada, Managing Director, Strategy & Consulting Lead, Accenture Middle East
  • Dr. Regis Chasse, Dean of the Leadership Institute, Majid Al Futtaim
  • Mr. Asheesh Advani, President and CEO, Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide

7:00pm - 7:15pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Connecting Through Music - A message from Juan Diego Flores, World Renowned Opera singer and Founder of Sinfonía por el Perú


7:15pm - 8:15pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Plenary: ‘The future of connectivity and education’
Lessons learned, best practices and recommendations on how to strengthen distance learning opportunities and how to better respond in the face of a crisis.

Moderator:

Ms. Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education

Speakers:

  • H.E. Mohamed Elamin Eltom, Federal Minister of Education, Sudan
  • H.E. Joseph Mucheru, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs, Kenya
  • Mr. Tendai Mashingaidze, CEO, Akello EduTech Econet
  • Ms. Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director of the Telecommunication Development Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union
  • Mr. Adrian Lovett, CEO, World Wide Web Foundation
  • Mr. Alex Twinomugisha, Senior Education Technology Policy Specialist and Global Lead for Innovation in Education, World Bank
  • Ms. Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
  • H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer and Member of Board of Directors, Dubai Cares

8:15pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Closing remarks by H.E. Abdulla Nasser Lootah, Director General, The Prime Minister's Office

Day Two

Timing

Session

Description


3:45pm - 4:00pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Welcome note by Sacha Jafri, ‘Humanity Inspired’


4:00pm - 5:00pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Opening Plenary: Minister of Education perspective: ‘Looking ahead to 2021: How will I start my year?’

Moderator:

Mr. Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and Skills, OECD.

Speakers:

  • H.E. Dr. Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
  • H.E. Ms. Monserrat Creamer, Minister of Education, Ecuador
  • H.E. Ms. Jameela Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education, UAE
  • Ms. Michala Mackey, Director and Chief Operating Officer, The Directorate of Science, Technology & Innovation of Sierra Leone

5:00pm - 5:45pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Breakout - Spotlight Session 1

Breakout 1

Collective Missions for Big Change in Education – National and regional approaches to system change

Moderator:

Mr. Gregg Behr, Founder and Co-Chair, Remake Learning

Speakers:

  • Ms. Caireen Goddard, Director – Network and System Change, Big Change
  • Ms. Annie Kidder, Executive Directors, People for Education, Canada
  • Ms. Eloise Tan, Research Program Director, People for Education
  • Ms. Eloïse Haylor, Insight Associate, Big Change

Breakout 2

Learning Back on Path: What it takes to fund, deliver, and assess effective responses to learning inequality and learning loss

Moderator:

Mr. Mubuso Zamchiya, Managing Director, Luminos Fund

Speakers:

  • Dr. Alemayehu Gebre, Strategic Advisor
  • Ms. Caitlin Baron, CEO, Luminos Fund
  • Mr. John Rendel, Director of Grants, The Peter Cundill Foundation
  • Mr. David Evans, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development

Breakout 3

Mental Health & Psychosocial Support in the context of COVID-19 lessons from around the world

Moderator:

Mr. Saji Thomas, Chief, Child Protection, UNICEF Gulf Area Office

Speakers:

  • Ms. Leslie Snider, Director, MHPSS Collaborative for Children and Families in Adversity
  • Ms. Stephanie Shanler, Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF
  • Mr. Ananda Galappatti, Director, Strategy, MHPSS Net

Breakout 4

Youth-focused Public-Private partnerships- Realising the potential of Creative Industries as a driver for development

Moderator:

Mr. Ville Wacklin, Senior Program Manager, Finn Chruch Aid

Speakers:

  • Mr. Jaakko Skantsi, Counsellor, Education and Science, Embassy of Finland in Abu Dhabi
  • Ms. Jenni Lähteenmäki, Senior Specialist, Finn Church Aid
  • Dr. Tomi Järvinen, Director of International Cooperation, Finn Church Aid
  • Mr. Ronald Kayima, Founder & Director, Klan of the Kings
  • Mr. Phillip Mukasa, Director of Operations, Klan of the Kings

5:45pm - 6:00pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Yoga Break by Dima Malaeb


6:00pm - 6:45pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Breakout - Spotlight Sessions 2

Breakout 1

Inclusive Education and Early Childhood Development – Promising Ways Forward

Moderator:

Ms. Jennifer Rigg, Executive Director, Global Campaign for Education-US

Speakers:

  • Ms. Nafisa Baboo, Director of Inclusive Education, Light for the World
  • Mr. Henry Malumo, Campaign Manager, Early Childhood Development CDF Financing Campaign Zambia
  • Mr. Thomas Sabella, PhD, Inclusive Education and ECCE Partnership Coordinator, Global Campaign for Education-US and Light for the World

Breakout 2

The impact of COVID-19 on girls’ education – pitfalls and potential

Moderator:

Ms. Erin Ganju, Managing Director, Echidna Giving Fund

Speakers:

  • RT. Hon. James Spencer Cleverly, UK Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa
  • Dr. Padmini Murthy, Professor and Global Health Director, New York Medical College
  • Ms. Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, CEO, Plan International
  • Ms. Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education
  • Ms. Enakame Nnorom, Deputy Director for Gender, Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria

Breakout 3

Youth on the Move: pathways to opportunities through entrepreneurship

Moderator:

Ms. Anita Tiessen, CEO, Youth Business International

Speakers:

  • Mr. Stephen Hunt, Researcher Manager, The Challenges Group
  • Mr. Amr Ajlouni, Young Entrepreneur
  • Ms. Elif Bilge Erdölek, Socioeconomic Cohesion Program Director, Habitat Derneği Turkey
  • Mr. Guillem Arís, Director, Autoocupació

Breakout 4

Beyond the Crisis: Reinventing Post-Secondary Education in the Arab Region?

Moderator:

Dr. Sonia Ben Jaafar, Chief Executive Officer, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education

Speakers:

  • Dr. Alan Shihadeh, Dean, Maroun Semaan Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, American University of Beirut
  • Mr. Loay Malahmeh, General Manager, Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair School of Advanced Computing
  • Dr. Aziza Ellozy, Associate Provost for Transformative Learning and Teaching, The American University in Cairo

6:45pm - 7:00pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

The Road to RewirEd Summit

Remarks by H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares and Member of its Board of Directors

7:00pm - 7:30pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

An Introduction to the Emerging Provocations

Stepping away from the usual to the unusual, this 2-hour session with plenary and group discussions will present and interrogate a series of research-driven Provocations that address systemic, complex, and structural challenges impacting the education system.

Led by: Mr. Aman Merchant, Chief Provocateur & Co-Founder, Radicle
The session will be hosted on Zoom.

*Registration is not required. You can join the session by clicking HERE.

7:30pm - 8:30pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Provocation Breakouts: Provoking Systems Change

  • Concurrent group discussions will be hosted by Radicle facilitators.
  • Within each group, there will be further opportunities to connect in smaller groups to enable people to have more intimate and meaningful conversations.
*Registration is not required. You can join one of the following group discussions at the end of the previous plenary session “An Introduction to the Emerging Provocations” and via the following links:

Group Discussion (Room A): Join by clicking HERE.

Group Discussion (Room B): Join by clicking HERE.

Kindly note that the sessions have limited capacity.

The above meeting rooms will open at 7:25pm (GMT+4) and close at 7:35pm (GMT+4). If the meeting room you have selected is full, you will be directed to the other meeting room (if any available spots).

8:30pm - 8:45pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Break


8:45pm - 9:15pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

Plenary: Next step on Our Collective Journey

Conclusions on Provocations and next steps
The session will be hosted on Zoom.

*Registration is not required. You can join the session by clicking HERE.

9:15pm
(UAE Time) (GMT+4)

End of conference

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