Global Webinar

Driving Equity and Quality in Education with Technology

Time: 16:00-17:30 (GTM+8), June 23, 2020

Live Recording

Join us for an inspiring webinar in which global education leaders from UN organizations, governments, NGOs and private sector will join together to discuss how technology plays an essential role in driving equity and quality in education. Huawei’s Deputy Chairman, Ken Hu, will outline how Huawei will use its TECH4ALL initiative to put its technology know-how behind this critical undertaking.

Points of View

This crisis has changed the face and future of education. It has demonstrated how fast change can happen through partnership, when expertise and resources are matched up with local needs to ensure learning continuity, especially for the most marginalized students. ——Stefania Giannini, Education Assistant Director-General, UNESCO

We believe that everyone, everywhere has the right to education and the equality of opportunity it brings. ——Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman, Huawei

Many lessons have been learnt this year in low and middle-income countries, adapting services to address the needs of users and responding to the impact of the global pandemic by evolving business and critical partnerships. The GSMA and the mobile industry are supporting the current situation, and committed to long-term support of the SDGs in the era of ethical leadership. Stephanie Lynch-Habib, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA

With at least 63 million primary and secondary teachers affected, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for developing teachers' capacity to effectively engage in distance learning, which will become part of the education and training provision in the future. ——Borhene Chakroun, Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO

Through joint efforts, we've accelerated the development of online education for universities during the outbreak, which has strengthened the continuity of higher education in China this year. Students from across 1454 universities have used online learning more than 2.3 billion times already. Xu XiaofeiDeputy Director, China's MOE Expert Advisory Group of Online Education for International Platforms and Courses Development

The Ministry of National Education, UNESCO and Huawei have joined forces to support the implementation of distance learning amid the pandemic and to build smart classrooms for the future. ——Seyni Ndiaye Fall, Coordinator of National Education Information and Management System, Senegal

Thanks to 36 Instant Network Schools, we have been able to help 86,000+ refugees through mobile technology. Our ambition is to bring quality education to 500,000 students by 2025. ——Andrew Dunnett, Director, SDGs, Sustainable Business and Foundation, Vodafone Group Plc.

With digital education, we can not only address the literacy crisis, but also equip young learners with digital skills required for future success. —— Nicola Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Click Foundation

With the ICT-equipped DigiTrucks, we've been able to reach even the most isolated communities and empower people with the skills required in the digital economy. ——Olivier Vanden Eynde, Founder and CEO, Close the Gap

Technology is the key driver to foster innovation in a multi-stakeholder approach, if we are to offer every child a quality education and a safer society. —— Janice Richardson, Founder, Insight

Agenda

Opening Remarks

16:00-16:20
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Stephanie Lynch-Habib

Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA

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Ken Hu

Deputy Chairman, Huawei

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Stefania Giannini

Education Assistant Director-General, UNESCO

Session 1: Distance Learning for Better Education Continuit

16:20-16:55
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Case Sharing: Global Overview - Global Coalition for Equity and Inclusion

Borhene Chakroun, Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO

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Case Sharing: Practice and Experience of China's Online Higher Education during the COVID-19 in 2020

Xu Xiaofei, Deputy Director, China's MOE Expert Advisory Group of Online Education for International Platforms and Courses Development

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Panel Disscussion

Seyni Ndiaye Fall,Coordinator of National Education Information and Management System, Senegal

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Panel Disscution

Borhene Chakroun,Director of Policies and Lifelong Learning Systems, UNESCO

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Panel Disscution

Xu Xiaofei, Deputy Director, China's MOE Expert Advisory Group of Online Education for International Platforms and Courses Development

Session 2: ICT Innovation for Inclusive Learning

16:55-17:30
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Case Sharing: A Journey of Innovation and Impact

Olivier Vanden Eynde, Founder and CEO, Close the Gap

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Case Sharing: Innovation for Education, Which Way Forward?

Janice Richardson, Founder, Insight

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Panel Discussion

Andrew Dunnett, Director, SDGs, Sustainable Business and Foundation, Vodafone Group Plc

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Panel Discussion

Nicola Harris, Chief Executive Officer, Click Foundation

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Panel Discussion

Olivier Vanden Eynde, Founder and CEO, Close the Gap

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Panel Discussion

Janice Richardson,Founder, Insight

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Moderator: Ivo van den Brand

Global Brand CSR Lead, Huawei CBG