From Bricks to Clicks: CAMFED alumna Abigail Kaindu talks education innovation
Earlier this month, the Global Education & Skills Forum held its annual conference in Dubai, UAE, with notable speakers and attendees from all over the world.
From March 15th to March 17th, leaders in business, government, public policy, academia, philanthropy and other fields convened to engage with one another in working towards a “better educated and more equitable society on a worldwide scale.”
The Forum featured discussions that focused on technological changes (e.g. mobile, social media, gaming), the huge funding gap in education, and other global issues affecting the world’s growing youth population.
The “From bricks to clicks” panel was moderated by Anne McElvoy, Public Policy & Education Editor at The Economist, UK. Panelists included the Romanian Minister of National Education, the President of EdX, the Chairman of Pamoja Capital, the Founder of Kuepa, and CAMFED alumna Abigail Kaindu who was also representing the UN GEFI Youth Advocacy Group. Photo via Global Education & Skills Forum
One thing that was clearly emphasized across the conference was the urgency for stakeholders from all sectors to forge partnerships and harness emerging technologies to provide access to and improve education for children on a global scale.