Some 1,000 leading opinion leaders, decision-makers and academics from diverse sectors in over 120 countries will gather in Qatar later this year to participate in the first-ever global summit dedicated to monitoring the 21st century’s challenges to education: WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education).
The programme, which has been initiated by the Qatar Foundation under the patronage of its chairperson, HH Sheikha Mozah Nasser al-Misnad, will take place in Doha from November 16-18.
“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,” explained a spokesperson.
Chairman of WISE and vice-president of education at Qatar Foundation, Abdulla bin Ali al-Thani said: “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.”
“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,” he added.
He explained that Qatar Foundation has this week sent the first WISE invitations to international influential leaders with stakes in education.
In its inaugural year, the central theme of the summit will focus on ‘Global Education: Working Together for Sustainable Achievements’, as well as sub-themes of pluralism, sustainability and innovation.
The programme for WISE is available at www.wise-qatar.org.
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