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Posted On: 21 May 2009 08:44 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Doha to hold global summit on education

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Some 1,000 opinion leaders from more than 120 countries will participate in the first global summit dedicated to monitoring the 21st century’s challenges on education, due to be held in Doha from November 16-18. The World Innovation Summit for Education (Wise) is initiated by the Qatar Foundation under the patronage of its chairperson, HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad. “During three days, Wise will endeavour to bring together multi-disciplinary thinking that will enable a global educational network to think differently, implement change and collectively meet the many educational challenges facing us,” a spokesperson for the organiser said. In this inaugural year, the central theme of the summit will focus on “Global Education: Working Together for Sustainable Achievements”, which will be complemented by sub-themes of Pluralism, Sustainability and Innovation”. “Education systems have been frustratingly slow to adapt and respond in an integrated and co-ordinated way, despite extraordinary advancements in how we as individuals interact with each other and the world,” explains Dr Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani, chairman of Wise and vice president of education, Qatar Foundation. “Wise first edition will bring together 1,000 world leaders to explore, experiment and establish new ways to anticipate and provide the educational evolutions, competences and patterns of tomorrow. It is critical that graduates from the next generation are equipped to think beyond their borders, and to meaningfully compete, connect, and co-operate with their peers on a global scale,” Dr Abdulla al-Thani added. Through a comprehensive programme schedule that includes plenary and break-out sessions, participants will share and generate new ideas, best practices and experimental programmes across the educational sphere. The programme is available on Qatar Foundation has sent this week first Wise invitations to international influential leaders, academics and institutions.