GC4W Co-Sponsor the International Day for Education Event on Friday, November 30th at the UN Trusteeship Council. On Friday, 30 November 2018, from 3:00-6:00 pm, the Global Connections for Women Foundation and SV-NED Inc. is proud to Co-Sponsor the International Day of Education event at the United Nations Trusteeship Council in partnership with the Permanent Missions of Nigeria, other United Nations Missions and Organizations.

The objectives of the International Day for Education Event include:

  • 1) To create awareness and build momentum for the adoption 0f the International Day of Education.
  • 2) To bring the Member States, policymakers, scholars, the private sector, students and other stakeholders into a discussion aimed at enhancing focus on inclusive education through the celebration of the International Day of Education,
  • 3) To support the on-going efforts by the UN to facilitate inclusive education for all and leave no one behind.

The event will involve High-level opening remarks, panel discussions, and interventions from the floor.

The high-level remarks will feature goodwill messages from the Permanent Missions of Nigeria and those other co-sponsoring countries, as well as heads of relevant UN Organizations. The panel discussions will have two (2) separate interactive thematic dialogues on (i) ‘Importance of International Day of Education to Global Development’ and (ii) ‘Facilitating Inclusive Education for all through Technological Innovation’. These will be followed by interventions from the floor from relevant UN Agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders.

High-Level Remarks

  • 1. E. Tijjani Muhammed-Bande, OFR, Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations,
  • 2. E. Burhan Garfoor, Permanent Representative of Singapore to the United Nations
  • 3. E. Geraldine Byrne Nason, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the United Nations.
  • 4. E. Ms. Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani, Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Qatar to the United Nations
  • 5. E. Fatima Kyari Mohammed, Permanent Observer of the African Union to the United Nations (TBC)
  • 6. Marie Paule Roudil, Director UNESCO, New York Office.

PANEL 1‘Importance of International Day of Education to Global Development’

  • 1. Lilly Gray, Senior Liaison, UNESCO, New York Office: ‘UNESCO’s Role in Promoting the Observance of the International Day of Education globally’
  • 2. UN WOMEN: ‘The Role of Women as a Critical Agent for Facilitating the Observance of International Day of Education’.  
  • 3. UNICEF: – ‘The Role of Children in Promoting the Celebration of the International Day of Education’.
  • 4. Jamie Williams, Assemblywoman, NY State: ‘The Role of Government in Facilitating the Observance of the International Day of Education’
  • 5. Ms. Katherine Elizabeth Fleming, Provost, New York University (NYU) –: ‘The Role of Academic Institutions in Facilitating the Observance of International Day of Education’.
  • 6. Ebele Okobi, Director, Public Policy, Facebook Africa: ‘Creating Innovative Solution to Foster Inclusive Education for All.
  • 7. Jamilah Haladu, Founder, BLH Foundation, Kano, Nigeria: ‘The Role of Nigeria’s Private Educational Institutions in Observance of International Day of Education’.
  • 8. Denise Williams, President, SV-NED, “The Role of Silicon Valley in Promoting the Observance of International Day of Education’
  • 9. Christo Thomas, Collegiate Congress New York: ‘The Role of NGOs in Facilitating the Observance of International Day of Education’.

PANEL 2: Facilitating Inclusive Education Through Technological Innovation’

  • 1. UN Global Compact: ‘Mobilizing Private Sector for Inclusive Education’.
  • 2. George Otte, Director, Academic Technology, City University, New York: ‘Importance of Technological Institutions to the Facilitation of Inclusive Education’.
  • 3. Kalindi Doshi, Regional Manager, Bill & Melinda Gates Scholarship Foundation, New York: ‘Harnessing Innovative Ideas to Facilitate Inclusive Education’.
  • 4. Jennifer D. Neumaier, Enterprise Sales Director, LinkedIn Solutions. ‘The Value of Learning Tools in Facilitating Inclusive Education’.
  • 5. Lilian Ajayi-Ore, Founder and Executive Director, Global Connections for Women Foundation (GC4W). ‘Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Foster Inclusive Education.’

Registration is required, rsvp for free here.

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