The Education Sector of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) took part in an international intellectual symposium themed “Investing in Education Quality: From Commitment to Action,” held in commemoration of International Day of Education by the UNESCO Regional Center of Quality and Excellence in Education (RCQE) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in cooperation with the Mauritanian Ministry of National Education and Reform of the Educational System.
The Education Sector was represented at the symposium, which was held on Tuesday, 24 January 2023, via videoconference, by Dr. Koumbou Boly Barry, Head of the Education Sector, Dr. Youssef Abou Daka, Programme Manager at the Sector, and Dr. Sungbong Kim, Expert at the Sector.
In his intervention, Dr. Sungbong Kim reviewed ICESCO’s efforts to transform education and reaffirmed its compliance with the recommendations of the “Transforming Education Summit 2022,” referring to the Organization’s initiatives and programmes in this area, namely the ICESCO Digital Labs Programme for Supporting Girls’ Education in the Republic of Niger and the establishment of the ICESCO Education Center for Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development.
The symposium brought together various representatives of education ministries in Arab countries, regional and international organizations and bodies, and national commissions, and saw the participation of a group of students representing several Arab countries who shared their thoughts on the subject and presented their proposals. The event was aimed at reviewing the major transformations in the educational field discussed during the “Transforming Education Summit 2022,” and reinforcing the role of policy and decision-makers in implementing its recommendations.