Thursday, February 16, 2017

qatar - profile of wise as world's most exciting education summit

contents wise@beijing (21st C education)  - this post (lower down): interaction of 2 regions leading future of education -other education summits recommended by World Record Job Creation : Dubai million dolar teacher prize; series of brookings dc summits : what scales; girledu ; loval host of UNESCO annual report on sustainability goal 4 education

 other profiles of wise
launched educaton laureates - first laureate sir fazle abed world number 1 educator for poorest and learning a living - dna of 35 yeras of village networks founded by brac is paulo freire whose book applies POP to education- POP values profession by action learning with poorest and applying tech preferentially to poorest part of the wise prize does global research inspired by the laureate - publication learning for living has now been translated in both english and chinese wise also inspires ==laureate roll of honor appears at bottom of this post

now biannual big summit qatar - other roving summits : so far beijing 2016, madrid imagining future of education 2017

has probably the most relevant linkedin group

The WISE-LIFE China Forum, also known as WISE@ Beijing, is one of several engagements that will take place between the biennial global WISE summits. "Innovating for Equity and Empowerment" is an important opportunity to examine and explore a global perspective around issues of local interest and relevance.

About the Program

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High-performing education systems yield high-performing economies. As we progress into the twenty-first century, demand for creative and enterprising individuals continues to soar, especially as countries transition toward knowledge-based societies.

We believe that equitable and inclusive education provides a new, dynamic vision for education systems in all contexts globally. Yet quality education is often not provided equably, cheating learners out of opportunity and advancement. The challenge is present across the world, and is perhaps increasingly relevant in emerging countries such as China, as it faces rapid transitions.


2015 - Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Afghanistan

, 1995 founder and CEO of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL). founded the Institute in 1995 in response to the lack of education and healthcare in Afghanistan.  When girls’ education was banned under Taliban rule, the AIL organized underground home schools for 3,000 girls across the country.

2014 - Ms Ann Cotton, The United Kingdom

Founder and President of Camfed. In 1993, Cotton founded the Campaign for Female Education, which sponsors programs designed and implemented by communities to fully suit their unique needs. The organization takes a holistic approach by working in partnership with all the constituencies that influence a girl’s education and life choices to break the cycle of poverty, child marriage, high birth rates, and high rates of HIV/AIDS.  Innovative, community-led education programs have already benefitted over three million children in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, and Malawi, and are implemented across 5,085 partner schools in 115 rural districts.
2013 - Ms. Vicky Colbert, Colombia

Ms Vicky Colbert, winner of the 2013 WISE Prize for Education, is Founder and Director of FundaciĆ³n Escuela Nueva.   The program has been implemented throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as in East Timor and Vietnam, empowering five million children around the globe with high-quality basic education.

2012 – Dr. Madhav Chavan, India 
Co-founder and CEO of Pratham, the largest education NGO in India, Dr Chavan devised a simple formula to bring basic education to millions of under-privileged children in India. The organization’s programs are now active in 17 of the country’s 28 states. Pratham’s initiatives address the pre-school education needs of both in-school and out-of-school children –including computer literacy, vocational training, and special programs for vulnerable and working children 

2011 – Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Bangladesh
club of about 20 youth fellows assigned to do a project and report back next year

hubs and supercities

hubs were new to us in london when we started researching the good hub guide in 2004
some of the history below
today our view is 2 kinds of hubs need twinning across cities so that we can linkin the greatest #learninggeneration

permission "needs" hubs- deep in a community - often a youth after hours space that schooling system doesnt offer

the hubs with the greatest coders

we first started publishing the good hub guide in 2007 -our model was a bit like the consumers association good food guide - we wanted potential customers to report how collaborative hubs really were - the difference was -we didnt know then and dont know now - whether most economic hubs are virtual or real- it also seems that it depends how many you aim to collaboratively scale . For example if you can afford to plant 100000 like Mhammad Yunus achieved with TheGrameenBank in Bangladesh then you start with real places - the poorest villages in the world to be your social labs- then you invite all the most massively resourced technologists to come visit and linkin to solving one of human sustainability's biggest challenges