The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation, has received the patronage of the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron for its next regional forum, which will be held in Paris from 20-21 February 2019.

French President Emmanuel Macron (AFP/Getty Images)
French President Emmanuel Macron (AFP/Getty Images)

[email protected] will explore future scenarios of education under the theme ‘Education Futures: Fostering Learning Societies’. The two-day forum will engage 800 education stakeholders from the international community, including entrepreneurs, business and NGO leaders, and students.

WISE CEO Stavros Yiannouka said they hope that the forum inspire leaders and stakeholders to embrace policies and practices that promote quality education. He also acknowledges the support of President Macron.

[email protected] will begin on 20 February with a broad range of activities taking place at partner sites such as the Centre for Research and Inter-disciplinarity (CRI) and UNESCO. These activities will include workshops, panel discussions, and round-table discussions. The main forum will take place on 21 February at the Palais de Tokyo. Participants will be able to explore, through a variety of formats, the journey of a learner, starting from early childhood and all throughout the process of lifelong learning. The topics highlighted by [email protected] includes rethinking early education, empowering teachers and education leaders, decrypting the future of work, and cultivating global citizenship.

Previous [email protected] events were held in Accra, Beijing, Madrid, Tunis, and, most recently, New York during the UN Global Goals Week. These regional events are grounded in partnership with stakeholders to drive transformation in education with major change-makers and influencers, and generate tangible impact. [email protected] will be the final regional forum before the next edition of WISE’s global Summit in Doha on 28-29 October 2019.

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