Reimagine Education: Technology’s Role in Addressing Education Challenges

The event

On Wednesday 21st July 2021, UNICEF, the World Bank, and EdTech Hub co-hosted a side event of the Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025.

The event featured a discussion of shared ambitions and challenges of reaching children with high-quality digital learning. It included government perspectives on national EdTech priorities, EdTech Hub perspectives on coordinated assistance in support of those priorities, and partner reflections.

Vicky Collis, EdTech Hub Interim Managing Director, moderated the event, which featured the following speakers:

  • Robert Jenkins, Global Director of Education for UNICEF
  • Jaime Saavedra, Global Director of Education at the World Bank
  • Emmanuel Allie, GPE Coordinator at the Ministry of Basic and Senior Secondary Education, Sierra Leone
  • Prof. Carolyne Nombo, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Tanzania
  • Chris McBurnie, Country Lead for Sierra Leone, EdTech Hub
  • Martin Seychell, Deputy Director General, Directorate-General for International Partnerships, European Commission
  • Paula Malan, Senior Education Adviser, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland
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