The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) will hold on Thursday, 24 September 2020, the international webinar “The Necessary Roles of Education for Achieving the Features of the Societies We Want.”
The Organization is honored to announce the participation of H.E. Mr. Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, former President of Brazil, in the Webinar.
The webinar will bring together a host of Member States’ Education Ministers and high-caliber international specialists. These include Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2014, and Ms. Alice Albright, Chief Executive Officer for Global Partnership for Education.
The webinar will be held at 13:00 GMT (14:00 Rabat Time), in partnership with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN Human Rights), the Brazilian Campaign for the Right to Education, and Instituto Lula.
The former Brazilian President, ICESCO Director-General (DG), Dr. Salim M. AlMalik; and the Chief Executive Officer for Global Partnership for Education, Ms. Alice Albright will deliver the opening addresses.
A ministerial session on the theme, “Policies and mechanisms for ensuring equitable and inclusive quality education for all,” will follow.
Ms. Claudiana Ayo Cole, Minister of Basic Education of the Republic of the Gambia; Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan; and Mr. Ariceni Adulai Jibrilo Baldé, Minister of National Education and Higher Education of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, take part in this session.
Dr. Hatem bin Salem, Former Minister of Education of the Republic of Tunisia, and Ms. Aïcha Bah Diallo, Former Minister of Education of the Republic of Guinea, will also participate in the session.
Experts and practitioners will then share their views on issues relevant to education, economics, role of youth in the “Societies We Want”, and education for peace in the Webinar’s second session.
ICESCO’s DG will conclude the proceedings with a closing address.
ICESCO’s International Webinar on Education and the “Societies We Want” Initiative is organized as part of the Organization’s new vision and approach to addressing key issues. It aims to create an international dialogue and discussion on the future roles of education necessary for achieving the features of the Societies We Want.
The COVID-19 crisis exposed the dire need to rethink our societies and identified the key elements to building them. The goal is to include all stakeholders, promote peace and prosperity, and have sound foundations for sustainability and resilience in the face of crises.
ICESCO has launched several initiatives to support Member States in mitigating the impact of the pandemic. These include the Societies We Want Initiative to spread knowledge and implement innovative programs to contribute to peaceful societies. The Organization cooperated with donors to aid vulnerable communities and support female and young entrepreneurs.
The Webinar will be broadcasted live on ICESCO’s Facebook page via the link: