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Leading and learning: Côte d’Ivoire’s Education Opportunity

Leading and learning: Côte d’Ivoire’s Education Opportunity

It is a hot and steamy morning in Abidjan, a bustling West African city in Côte d’Ivoire, nestled along the beautiful Gulf of Guinea flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. An enclosed lagoon weaves endlessly throughout the cityscape. We are here in Abidjan as part of the...
Time for G20 leaders to back education

Time for G20 leaders to back education

Last week, I presented Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, with a letter signed by NGOs from around the world calling on global leaders to back an innovate finance facility for education capable of ensuring Sustainable...
Leadership is the key to progress in education

Leadership is the key to progress in education

So how can we create more of it? Last December, the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results were released providing a rich analysis of global education systems performance. Among many factors that the OECD identified as contributing to...
Learning Generation report presented at E-9 Ministerial Meeting

Learning Generation report presented at E-9 Ministerial Meeting

Immediately upon arrival in Bangladesh, I sensed the 2017 E-9 ministerial meeting would be one defined by cooperation, action and progress. From February 5-7, a ministerial meeting of E-9 countries – representing 53% of the world’s population – met in Dhaka,...
Learning from Tunisia: successes and challenges in education

Learning from Tunisia: successes and challenges in education

“Our country has a deep and rich history…” explains the captivating Minister of Education for Tunisia, H.E. Mr Neji Jalloul. When he tells us about Hannibal fighting the Roman Empire and his elephants crossing the Alps, I am filled with memories from my childhood...