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G-STIC Conference: “Education and digital transformation: How to ensure inclusiveness”

14 February, 2023 hora: 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed and amplified many of the world’s inequalities, vulnerabilities, and unsustainable practices. However, it was in some ways a distraction from the triple planetary crisis of climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution that threatens even greater consequences for humanity. The Russia-Ukraine war is also a tragic reminder of why the 2030 agenda is so urgent and relevant.

On the other hand, the pandemic has prompted the development of a new wave of innovative technologies focused on sustainability. This technological convergence, where artificial intelligence and big data play central roles, has proven to be an invaluable tool for decision-makers in times of crisis.

To guarantee a sustainable recovery, it is crucial to harness the power of science, technology and innovation (STI) to address all aspects of the 2030 Agenda. There is an urgent need to use environmentally sound technologies to mitigate climate change, stop the loss of biodiversity, and help with ecosystem conservation. It is imperative to utilize circular economy principles, nature-based solutions, and systems-based approaches to explore new ways to redesign our systems, products, and services.

On 14 February 2023, from 13:30 to 14:45 BRT (Rio de Janeiro time), Francesc Pedró, UNESCO IESALC Director, will participate in the Deep dive session: “Education and digital transformation – How to ensure inclusiveness” in the framework of the G-STIC Conference. The speakers will highlight the potential use of technology to improve learning opportunities, especially for vulnerable groups.

The need to re-think education systems in light of the advances in artificial intelligence is essential, but it requires significant engagement with all stakeholders, regulatory frameworks, and cross-sector collaboration, as well as ensured internet connectivity.

More information: https://www.gstic.org/rio/


14 February, 2023
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm