Bridging Technology and Education with Campus UNESCO
Campus UNESCO is an ongoing program that gives young people aged 14 to 18 the chance to share views with experts from UNESCO and civil society. The topics discussed in each 90-minute session are linked to major UNESCO themes such as education, artificial intelligence, sustainable development, gender equality, and citizenship.
At each campus, speakers are invited to talk to students on their specific area of expertise. As well as UNESCO experts, speakers are invited from UNESCO's network of partner organizations, including NGOs, IGOs, private companies, and startups. They span a wide range of roles such as scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, conservationists, professors, CEOs, and managers of development projects.
Sharing their experiences and views with a wide variety of subject-matter experts enables young people to discuss and consider issues that are highly relevant to them today, and the role that they can have in shaping the future in areas such as AI.
Education and Technology
Huawei has been partnering with UNESCO on the program since June 2021, with a focus on education and technology. The nine sessions the partners have conducted so far have covered three major topics:
"Insights into Digital Technology" looked at:
- The role of UNESCO in education and technology
- When should we be afraid of artificial intelligence?
- The Ceibal Foundation project in the area of education and technology
- How are technology and education related?
"When Technology Comes to School" explored:
- Why is going to school necessary when we can find everything we need on the Internet?
- How does technology change a school?
- What impact can technology outside the classroom have? For example, the use of social media and the risk of cyberbullying.
"Is Technology Serving Us?" focused on:
- Today's and tomorrow's new technologies, including current trends and use cases.
- New technologies for good, with examples of projects and community engagement.
- The concept of ethics, why new technologies need ethics, and how they can ensure our well-being.
Each session is held in either English or French. Speakers have included representatives from the UK's University College London, the University of Nigeria, Rainforest Connection, Uruguay's Ceibal Foundation, and the Women's WorldWide Web.