Education Above All Foundation (EAA) with Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science recently facilitated a national dialogue on key priorities for education in Qatar. The dialogue was also in partnership with UNESCO and UNICEF.

The dialogue resulted in the participants developing a series of brief recommendations that will be presented to the General Secretariat of Transforming Education Summit during the dedicated pre-summit in Paris and the main conference in New York, which is planned for September 2022. 

Over fifty stakeholders, including ministries, government and non-government entities, academic institutions, private companies, local and international organisations, as well as teachers, parents, students, and youth, gathered at the College of Islamic Studies of Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) for two days of discussions. 

EAA hosted three panel discussions covering 21st century education transformations and goals, sustainable public financing and inclusive, equitable, safe, and healthy schools. EAA also led sessions on the role of education in sustainable development, as well as the importance of higher education in fostering new skills for the job market.

 

EAA Director of Operations Arwa Mosaed delivered the closing statement, which encompassed recommendations and proposals elaborated during workshops and consultations that will be used to develop a comprehensive report on Qatar’s educational transformation and development.

Her statement mentioned the productive collaboration between local and international participants and emphasised the importance of holding consultations every year.

New ideas that emerged through creative cooperation, comprehensive thinking and commitment towards results-oriented action are fundamental for the progress and achievement of our common educational goals. 

National consultation

Several public sessions were held as part of the National Consultation, giving an additional platform to a variety of stakeholders, including ministries, the Statistics Authority and Qatar Foundation, parents of students and children, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Ooredoo and Qatar Museums.

Aimed at identifying priorities and setting goals beyond 2030, public sessions covered educational transformation in Qatar and the post-COVID recovery of the education sector. Participants also discussed the benchmarks and targets of national education and noted the digitalisation of the sector as the most significant recent trend. 


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