Key Messages

1. Rewiring Education (Core Message)

RewirEd is the first of its kind global platform that calls on the international community to rethink & reimagine the future of education through its three initiatives: RewirEd Talks, RewirEdX & RewirEd Summit.

Proof Points:

  • Launched in September 2020 on the sidelines of the 75th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), RewirEd is led by Dubai Cares, in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai and in close coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC), and delivered in partnership with global stakeholders.
  • RewirEd comprises three key initiatives that are focused on encouraging purposeful discussions and actions that will drive the future of global education.
    • RewirEd Talks is an ongoing initiative that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds from around the world to host bold and thought-provoking conversations on the future of education.
    • RewirEdX was a virtual conference that offered global education stakeholders and practitioners the opportunity to engage in action-orientated dialogue and debate, particularly in relation to learnings, challenges and even opportunities that have come about in response to COVID-19.
    • RewirEd Summit is a ground-breaking global education summit that aims to reshape the future of education. It will be unique in its cross-sectoral emphasis to address education challenges, with a deliberate approach to strategically engage the private sector. It will be the only global education summit that takes place on a neutral platform.

2. Shifting the Narrative

RewirEd fosters a well-informed narrative on the future of education that is real, relevant and relatable.

Proof Points:

  • Each RewirEd initiative has strategic objectives that aim to highlight the diverse spectrum of challenges facing today’s global education ecosystem.
  • The RewirEd agenda spotlights themes that are highly specific and relevant to global education stakeholders, which have been overlooked for many years.
  • RewirEd is supported by a diverse line-up of global experts and sector leaders that bring to the platform a well-rounded understanding of the global education landscape and the factors that are shaping its evolution.
  • RewirEd is a real global dialogue on the future of education and learning that impacts every household in the world.
  • RewirEd is tapping into the voices and experiences of young people to shape the global conversation on youth, skills, and the future of work through its partnership with Restless Development.

3. Facilitating Collaboration

RewirEd champions collaboration between new and unlikely allies as the key to address current challenges and unlock fresh solutions to advance education and learning around the world.

Proof Points:

  • RewirEd is bringing together diverse participants from government, global education stakeholders, practitioners, civil society and the private sector to identify ideas and drive change for the future of education.
  • RewirEd leverages the unique platform of the World Expo (190 international participants) to facilitate collaboration between new and unlikely allies to unlock new solutions for the future of education and learning through its RewirEd Summit.
  • RewirEd integrates a variety of perspectives from leaders, innovators and organizations across disciplines and sectors to develop and co-design provocations and experiments to identify and understand the variety of perspectives and systemic shifts needed to meaningfully co-create a better way forward for education.
  • RewirEd is among the few global platforms to engage strategically with the private sector on a global dialogue that aims to reshape the future of education.

4. Empowering New Voices

RewirEd encourages disruptive dialogue and empowers new and diverse voices as pillars of a future-ready global education ecosystem.

Proof Points:

  • RewirEd’s open and collaborative approach elevates youth voices as drivers of progress in education policy and practice to ensure more relevant, agile and resilient systems that respond to local priorities and realities.
  • RewirEd encourages new collaborations between new actors by bringing them together for a common purpose: to reshape and reimagine the future of education.
  • RewirEd amplifies new voices that are usually not heard in discussions on the future of education through its RewirEd Talks initiative.
  • RewirEd is integrating a variety of perspectives from leaders, innovators and organizations across disciplines and sectors to develop and co-design provocations and a system map to identify and understand the systemic shifts needed to meaningfully co-create a better way forward for education.
  • RewirEd leverages Expo 2020 Dubai to facilitate collaboration between unlikely allies to unlock new solutions for the future of education and learning through the RewirEd Summit.

5. Catalyzing Action

RewirEd advocates for meaningful action to shape the future of global education.

Proof Points:

  • RewirEd is gathering valuable insights from education stakeholders of all ages and backgrounds through RewirEd Talks to guide and shape a critical dialogue on the future of learning.
  • RewirEd has enabled a clear call to action regarding education financing and the need for the international community to improve collaboration and drive commitments towards education and meaningful connectivity through RewirEdX.
  • RewirEd aims to draw the world’s attention to the transformative power of education to galvanize investment in education and learning, bring together key stakeholders from around the world to collectively tackle education challenges and deliberately focus on disruptive outcomes and bold new ideas through RewirEd Summit.

6. Creating Impact

RewirEd reclaims the foundational role of education in building a sustainable, equitable & prosperous future for all.

Proof Points:

  • RewirEd places education and learning at the center of human development and investment.
  • RewirEd serves as a timely reminder for countries to fast-track their efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on education.
  • RewirEd calls on the global community to advocate for education and learning as a transformative tool to solve some of the world’s pressing crises and challenges.
  • RewirEd reinforces the role of education as a key driver for economic growth and development and the empowerment of communities and countries around the world.
  • RewirEd seeks to mobilize support from public and private sectors for increased connectivity for learning and livelihoods through the launch of the Global Declaration on Connectivity for Learning and Livelihoods at RewirEd Summit.
  • RewirEd puts a spotlight on key global issues such as climate change and draws attention to education as a means to address them.
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