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South-South Inter-generational Dialogue: Partnerships to promote innovative education

25 April, 2023 hora: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

To truly innovate in education, we need to move beyond traditional teacher-centered pedagogy and empower learners to be active participants in their educational journeys. This requires multi-level and multi-stakeholder partnerships, from the classroom to policy-level, involving teachers, learners, educational administrators, policymakers, and other stakeholders. Strengthening the means of implementation and revitalizing global partnerships for sustainable development, as outlined in SDG17, is at the core of the current efforts to prioritize SDG4 -quality education-, following the accelerated transformations and inequalities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the Global South, where learners have been mostly affected by educational disruptions.

Exploring the connections between SDG4 and SDG17 within the broader context of innovation, the upcoming South-South Inter-generational Dialogue will provide insights on how to foster partnerships in the Global South to promote innovative, inclusive, quality, and accessible education for everyone.

The event will gather both youth representatives and education partners (academia, public sector, and international organizations) to share experiences and practices on innovative learning in different national and regional contexts within the Global South and identify common challenges and opportunities for collaboration among multilevel partners. It will also be a unique opportunity for youth representatives to express what support is needed from higher education institutions and other educational stakeholders to engage in innovative learning practices and build a collaborative educational system.

This South-South Inter-generational Dialogue will be hosted as a side event at the United Nations Economic and Social Council Youth Forum 2023. Join this powerful gathering of youth leaders and other partners and connect with us!

Date: 25 April 2023

Time: 13:00-15:00 (Caracas, GMT-4)

Registration: https://unesco-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pNHasfqUTpqHXLpEUepj1A#/registration

Language: English

Interpretation: Spanish

Moderator: Dameon Black, Commissioner/Executive Director, Jamaica Tertiary Education Commission, Jamaica; Governing Board Chair, UNESCO IESALC.


Francesc Pedró, Director, UNESCO IESALC; Bosen Lily Liu, Lead on Young People Transforming Education Project, UNESCO IESALC ; Okan Dursun, Youth Leader for Sustainable Development Goals, Office of Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth


– Youth panelists: 1. Alejandra Ramos Gomez, Representative of Transforming Education hosted by United Nations Girls’ Education Initiatives, Mexico/US; 2. Eugene Gato Nsengamungu, Founder of Rwanda Youth Technology Informants, Rwanda; 3. Laeek Siddiqui, Research Scientist at International Institute for Population Sciences Mumbai, Youth Leader of UNESCO SDG4Youth Network, India; 4. Rafik Amrani, Founder of Beyond Tekhmamek, Youth Leader of UNESCO SDG4Youth Network, Algeria/Lebanon

-Partner panelists: 5. Mariam Temitope Masha, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Humanitarian Interventions, Executive Secretary, North East Children’s Trust, Nigeria; 6. Miriam Alpizar Santana, Head of the Secretary of the Minister, Ministry of Higher Education, Cuba; Governing Board Member, UNESCO IESALC; 7. Xiaoju Wang, Trust Fund Director, United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation 8. Francesc Pedró, Director, UNESCO IESALC 9. Delegate from Division of Education 2030, UNESCO

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25 April, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm