Education City Speaker Series: How education can be disrupted and protected online panel discussion will be held on 16th September.
Qatar , Qatar
16 September 2020, 04:00 PM
16 September 2020, 06:30 PM
Education City Speaker Series is held in partnership with Education Above All and Qatar Foundation’s (QF) World Innovation Summit for Education.
This online panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, September 16 and will see experts explore ways in which education can be disrupted, safeguarded, and made more accessible.
The latest edition will be a 45-minute discussion being followed by an opportunity for the online audience to put their questions to the panellists. It will be available to view on Microsoft Teams with English, Arabic, French, Spanish, and Italian subtitles, and also on QF’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
The virtual edition of QF’s global platform for dialogue – titled "Building the Future of Education: How to Prepare Our Youth for a New Normal" – is taking place in the wake of the United Nations’ first International Day to Protect Education from Attack, adopted following a proposal by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All.
Moderated by Dominic Regester, Program Director with non-profit organization Salzburg Global Seminar, Panelists will be Dr. Jaime Saavedra, Global Director for Education, The World Bank; Dr. Hassan Rashid Al-Derham, President of Qatar University; Nada Al-Nashif, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights; Dr. Mamadou Dian Balde, Deputy Director within the Division of Resilience and Solutions at the UNHCR, the UN’s refugee agency; Dr. Geetha Murali, CEO of Room to Read, a non-profit organization focused on children’s literacy and girls’ education in Asia and Africa; and Obakeng Leseyane, a South African student and education activist who founded EdConnect, an initiative enhancing to education for underserved communities in his homeland.
For more information and to register, visit www.qf.org.qa/ecss