Global Education Coalition Announces Annual Meeting


Hybrid Side event of the 41st Session of the UNESCO General Conference

12 November 2021, 1:15 pm to 2:45 pm (CEST) // 7:15 am to 8:45 am (EST)

To attend virtually via Zoom, please register here ( After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information for joining the session. For more information, please visit the website of the meeting (

1:15 – 1:30 Opening Session

  • Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
  • Mr Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares


General presentation of the work of the Global Education Coalition and its strategic directions.

  • Mr Borhene Chakroun, Director, Division for Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems and Coordinator of the Global Education Coalition
1:30 – 1:50 High-Level roundtable: What did we learn and what are the remaining challenges for the digital transformation of education?

Moderator: Mr Dimitri Sanga, Director, UNESCO Dakar Regional Office

  • H.E. Mr Rabiou Ousman, Minister of Education, Niger
  • H.E. Mr Curtis King, Minister of Education and National Reconciliation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • H.E. Mr Devendra Paudel, Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Nepal
  • Mr Samuel Sasu Adonteng, Programmes Coordinator for Tertiary Education, All-Africa Students Union
1:50 – 2:15








Partners’ roundtable: How to achieve digital transformation of education through partnerships?

Moderator: Mr David Atchoarena, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

  • Ms Ethel Agnes Pascua-Valenzuela, Director, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Secretariat
  • Mr Gustav Praekelt, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Praekelt Foundation
  • Mr Danny Gauch, Director-General, Worlddidac
  • Ms Marie Bancal, Director for Partnerships and Development, PIX
  • Mr Arman Rahmatullah, Chief Executive Officer, TeachforAll Afghanistan
2:15 – 2:40 What should shape the future of the Global Education Coalition?

Moderator: Ms Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa, Director, Division for Education 2030

  • Ms Alexa Joyce, Digital Transformation and Skills Director, Microsoft
  • Mr Robert Jenkins, Global Director of Education, UNICEF
  • Ms Serena Brown, Director of Sustainable Development, KPMG International
  • Mr Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi, Global Director Education, the World Bank Group
  • Mr Taguchi Yasushi, Assistant Minister & Director-General for International Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) / Secretary-General, Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
2:40 – 2:45 Conclusion and next steps

  • Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO


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