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EdTech presents new challenges and opportunities for policy makers. However, EdTech innovators and politicians have not often succeeded in establishing a successful dialogue to aid the adoption of EdTech in schools. Three prominent education i
The education outlook in countries across Sub-Saharan Africa is absolutely critical to global efforts to deliver access to universal quality education by 2030. Join this Public Briefing where the panel of experts and elite policy-makers as the
Mark Lehain, Raj Kumar, Nuno Crato, Ms Saadia Zahidi and Dr Halima Begum debate the extent to which trends, technology and innovation will transform what skills we need for the 21st Century classroom and workplace. #GESF @VarkeyFDN
Professor Lutfey Siddiqi hosts Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist and activist Priyanka Chopra for a discussion on her life, work, and the changing social dynamics that will bring us forward in the next decade. #GESF @Varkey
In the US alone, over $410 billion as spent on philanthropy last year. With hundreds of billions being given away globally every year, we bring together leading thinkers and foundation leaders to share their insights on a fundamental question:
Vikas Pota hosts two of the UK's most prominent politicians of recent years - former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair and former UK Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, in this GESF session.   #GESF @VarkeyFDN    
Higher Education is by no means immune to the digital revolution, nor to the pressures and needs of a fast-changing education landscape. A number of institutions have looked at embracing technology, whereas others are slower to engage. This is
We spend roughly a third of our lives sound asleep, and for good reason. Sleep is central to nearly every brain and bodily function we can identify, including our ability to learn. In practice, however, school-aged children and adolescents rou
With tens of thousands of teachers leaving the profession each year, we lose huge value and experience from our classrooms. Pay is only a small part of the picture. What do we need to do to keep great teachers in classrooms over the long run?
Join Oscar winning actress and activist Charlize Theron for a conversation at the Global Education & Skills Forum. As well as starring in some of the biggest films of recent years, Charlize Theron is passionate about the causes of the fight aga
Increasingly foundations, NGOs and non-profit organisations turn to EdTech to bring education to resource-poor contexts, refugee camps and conflict zones or learners that lack opportunity and live in poverty. Driven by improving the plight of p
Since taking office in April 2018, President Julius Maada Bio has committed his administration to move Sierra Leone beyond peacebuilding to establishing firm democratic institutions. The centrepiece of President Bio’s strategy has been the lau
In this GESF Coffee House session, Lewis Hamilton opens up about creating new opportunities for young people globally, his experience with dyslexia in education and how a small amount of risk can be the perfect encouragement for a child to thri
Ms Jeanne Allen, Ms Susan Hopgood, Mr Ross McGill, Professor Jo Ritzen and Dame Rachel De Souza debate whether students are sitting too many standardised tests.   #GESF @VarkeyFDN
Has the failure of our education system to modernize led students to become disconnected from school? Hear advocates both for and against the traditional model of schooling, addressing issues across the spectrum of mental illness, social injust
The Varkey Foundation’s Global Teacher Status Index is the most comprehensive study ever of teacher respect around the world. Published in late 2018, the latest edition of the Index is based on an opinion poll of over 35,000 adults and over 5,5
A team of students from Kazakhstan have developed an award-winning new app to help keep people safe when they’re walking home after dark. The app, known as “QamCare”, allows people to keep track of their loved ones and to make sure that they do
To make your jobs as educators easier, start early and get everyone involved. Learn from experts from different sectors focused on the early years of a child's life from the perspective of neuroscience, parent engagement, and urban development.
Pierre Krähenbühl is changing the world. As Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) he is leading through a time of extraordinary uncertainty. Over almost 70 years, UNRW
Nedgine Paul Deroly is the co-founder & CEO of Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach for Haiti), which is working to build a Haitian-led movement of civic leaders to spread educational equity. Haiti faces a range of serious challenges to education and over 8
The World Bank's Human Capital Index measures the amount of human capital that a child born today can expect to attain by age 18, given the risks of poor health and poor education that prevail in the country where they live. It is designed to h
Music, as the renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks once wrote, is manifest and central in every culture on Earth, and we are a musical species as much as we are a linguistic one; our minds tuned to hear a broad range of tones, timbre, pitch and me
Débora Garofalo overcame a challenging childhood of poverty and prejudice to train as a teacher. She first worked in Human Resources in the banking industry to raise the money to undertake teacher training. This gave her great insight into the
Byju’s The Learning App is an Indian EdTech success story that many EdTech start-ups and entrepreneurs look up to. This Bangalore tutoring firm took the Indian EdTech enabled tutoring market by a storm. Byju, founder and CEO, discusses creating
As Learning Sciences and insights into ‘how we learn’ evolve very rapidly and the onset of AI and technologies are likely to become increasingly important to education and learning, EdTech may no longer be able to ignore the research and findin
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