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Main Event: 10:00am New York / 15:00 London


This is the one session you won't want to miss, featuring world leaders, business executives, leading advocates, innovators and changemakers. 


Doors Open: 8:00am New York / 13:00 London
for networking and expo spaces

During the 75th United Nations General Assembly, Theirworld and the Global Business Coalition for Education invite you to have an insider’s seat into discussions about ending the global education crisis.

Unlock Big Change – Education: the key to a better future is a digital conference featuring interactive panels, debates and presentations with world leaders, celebrity advocates, business executives, and leading advocates, innovators and changemakers.  The event will discuss the importance of education and what we can do to be more effective advocates and mobilize concrete, tangible progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 4 - equitable and inclusive quality education for all.

You will have the opportunity to attend the mainstage plenary event, hear from world leaders and network in real-time with leaders from NGOs, youth organisations, civil society, business, foundations, governments, international organizations and academia.

At the event, we will also be launching a new open source, digital report to support all of the ongoing community, national and global campaign efforts to advance education – from the early years to youth skills for the next generation.

Detailed Program 
 
10:00 am (NYC): Welcome from UN Plaza
 
Jamira Burley, Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education
 
António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
 
10:05 am (NYC) : Unlocking Education in Emergencies
Moderator: Sarah Brown, Chair, Theirworld; Executive Chair, GBC-Education
Panelists:
Annemiek Hoogenboom,
Country Director, People's Postcode Lottery
Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management, European Commission
Emanuel “Boo” Milton, Creator, SparkBox
Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait
 
10:35 am (NYC) : Unlocking Skills for the Future
Moderator: Jamira Burley, Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education  
Panelists:
Ousmane Ba,
Global Youth Ambassador, Theirworld
Jude Kelly, Director, WOW Foundation
Kwasi Mitchell, Principal, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, Deloitte
Pia Wilson-Body, President, Intel Foundation
 
11:05 am (NYC): Unlocking Early Childhood Education   
Moderator: Rob Doble, Director of Policy, Advocacy and Programs, Theirworld
Panelists:
Alice Albright,
CEO, Global Partnership for Education
Saima W. Hossain, Chairperson, Shuchona Foundation; Chairperson, Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism
Peter Laugharn, President and CEO, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
Eden Tadesse, Global Youth Ambassador, Theirworld
 
11:35 am (NYC): Unlocking Finance for Education
Moderator: Justin van Fleet, President, Theirworld; Executive Director, Global Business Coalition for Education
Panelists:
Franz Fayot,
Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, Luxembourg
Mamta Murthi, Vice President for Human Development, World Bank
Sarah Musau, Global Youth Ambassador, Theirworld
Baroness Liz Sugg, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, United Kingdom 
 
12:00 pm (NYC): Unlocking Big Change
 
Moderator: June Sarpong OBE, Broadcaster and Best Selling Author
Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education
Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

Concluding Remarks: Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
 
Breakout Sessions
 
12:30pm-1:00pm – How Norway is Unlocking Big Change for Education
Featured Guest: Aksel Jacobsen, State Secretary, Norway
Host: Lorriann Robinson, Theirworld and the Advocacy Team
Moderator: Yara Eid, Global Youth Ambassador, Theirworld
 
Join this special session where Theirworld Global Youth Ambassador Yara Eid will interview the Norwegian State Secretary for International Development and learn about what Norway is doing to unlock big change for education. Participants are encouraged to submit questions via the session chat function.
 
12:30pm-1:30 pm – Unlock Big Change: A RewirEd Talk hosted by Dubai Cares
Welcoming Remarks: Justin van Fleet
, President, Theirworld; Executive Director, Global Business Coalition for Education
Moderator: Omar Tom, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Dukkan Media
Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF
Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education
H.E. Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, CEO, Dubai Cares 
Raj Gilda, CEO, Lend A Hand India
Mubuso Zamchiya, Managing Director, Luminos Fund
Jamira Burley, Head of Youth Engagement and Skills, Global Business Coalition for Education 
Maryam Alhashimi, Associate, Expo Specialist Programme, Expo 2020 Dubai 

RewirEd is a global platform launched by Dubai Cares to rewire education for a prosperous and sustainable future. Our first key initiative under this umbrella is RewirEd Talks, a global campaign that offers everyone the opportunity to host and participate in meaningful conversations on education.

This high-level Talk on the side-lines of the 75th UNGA, and taking place during the Unlock Big Change Virtual Event will be the first public Talk to take place. We are inviting participants from across various sectors, regions, and levels of experience to take part in an informal discussion on the future of education.

We invite everyone to take this opportunity to take off their organizational hats and participate in what we hope to be a relaxed conversation in an otherwise busy and hectic UNGA week.
 
Participants are encouraged to submit questions via the session chat function.
 
1:30pm-2:30pm – CEO Roundtable Discussion (Closed Meeting)
Moderator: Justin van Fleet, President, Theirworld; Executive Director, Global Business Coalition for Education
Hosts: Chip Goodyear, Chair, BHP Foundation and Sarah Brown, Executive Chair, Global Business Coalition for Education
 
This is a private roundtable for business CEOs only.
 
2:00pm-2:30pm – Realizing the Promise: How can education technology accelerate learning for all?
Featured Guest: Emiliana Vegas, Senior Fellow and Co-Director, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
Host: Jake Cho, Senior Manager, Global Business Coalition for Education
 
While technology has disrupted most sectors of the economy and changed how we communicate, access information, work, and even play, its impact on schools, teaching, and learning has been much more limited. Alejandro Ganimian, Emiliana Vegas and Rick Hess argue that the limited impact of technology in education is primarily due to its having been used to replace analog tools, without much consideration given to playing to technology’s comparative advantages. When schools use technology to enhance the work of teachers and to improve the quality and quantity of educational content, students will thrive.


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Schedule

· Networking
Networking & Expo
Please go to "Network" or visit the Expo booths
· Stage
Welcome from UN Plaza
This event will feature world leaders and changemakers discussing the importance of education and how we can make concrete, tangible progress towards SDG 4.
· Stage
Unlocking Education in Emergencies
Speakers will discuss the situation of refugee education globally, innovations youth are driving forward, and solutions to unlock education in emergencies.
Sarah Brown Annemiek Hoogenboom Emanuel Milton Janez  Lenarčič Yasmine Sherif
· Stage
Unlocking Skills for the Future
This conversation will explore the future of work, the challenges faced by girls and women and the potential partnerships between the public and private sector.
Ousmane Ba Jamira Burley PIa Wilson-Body Jude Kelly Kwasi Mitchell
· Stage
Unlocking Early Childhood Education
This conversation will explore the importance of the early years and identify actions to ensure universal preschool is funded, accessible and equitable for all.
Rob Doble Peter Laugharn Saima W.  Hossain Alice P. Albright Eden Tadesse
· Stage
Unlocking Finance for Education
Education funding is at risk as government, international aid and philanthropic budgets are being cut. How can we unlock the funding necessary to achieve SDG4?
Liz Sugg Franz Fayot Mamta Murthi Sarah Musau Justin van Fleet
· Stage
Unlocking Big Change
Education is the key to a better future. How can we ensure every child and young person has the opportunity of equitable, inclusive and quality education?
June  Sarpong Henrietta Fore Gordon Brown
· Sessions
How Norway is Unlocking Big Change for Education
Join this session with Theirworld GYA Yara Eid and Norwegian State Secretary to hear about how Norway is unlocking big change for education.
Aksel Jakobsen Yara  Eid Lorriann Robinson
· Sessions
Unlock Big Change: A RewirEd Talk hosted by Dubai Cares
Join Dubai Cares for a conversation between leading voices in education, youth and practitioners examining the greater purpose of education.
Theirworld Speaker Maryam Alhashmi Omar Tom Henrietta Fore Jamira Burley Alice P. Albright HE Dr. Tariq  Al Gurg Stefania  Giannini Raj  Gilda Mubuso Zamchiya
· Sessions
CEO Roundtable Discussion (Closed Meeting)
· Expo
Networking & Expo
Please go to "Network" or visit the Expo booths
· Sessions
Realizing the Promise: How can education technology accelerate learning for all?
Join Brookings Institution for a presentation on how schools can use tech to enhance the work of teachers and improve educational content.
Theirworld Speaker Jake Cho Emiliana Vegas

Speakers

Theirworld Speaker
Theirworld Speaker

Admin

Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown

Chair - Theirworld; Executive Chair - GBC-Education

Maryam Alhashmi
Maryam Alhashmi

Associate, Expo Specialist Programme - Expo 2020 Dubai

Aksel Jakobsen
Aksel Jakobsen

State Secretary - Norway

Yara  Eid
Yara Eid

Global Youth Ambassador - Theirworld

June  Sarpong
June Sarpong

Broadcaster and Best Selling Author

Liz Sugg
Liz Sugg

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State; Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Girls’ Education, United Kingdom

Henrietta Fore
Henrietta Fore

Executive Director - UNICEF

Ousmane Ba
Ousmane Ba

Global Youth Ambassador - Theirworld

Lorriann Robinson
Lorriann Robinson

Theirworld and the Advocacy Team

Salvador Paiz
Salvador Paiz

Co-Chairman - Grupo PDC

Omar Tom
Omar Tom

Co-Founder and Managing Partner - Dukkan Media

Mubuso Zamchiya
Mubuso Zamchiya

Managing Director - The Luminos Fund

Raj  Gilda
Raj Gilda

CEO - Lend A Hand India

Stefania  Giannini
Stefania Giannini

Assistant Director-General for Education - UNESCO

Emiliana Vegas
Emiliana Vegas

Sr. Fellow and Co-Director - Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution

Jake Cho
Jake Cho

Senior Manager - GBC-Education

Strive Masiyiwa
Strive Masiyiwa

Chairman and Founder - Econet Wireless International

Sarah Brown
Sarah Brown

Chair - Theirworld; Executive Chair - Global Business Coalition for Education

Leena Nair
Leena Nair

Chief Human Resources Officer - Unilever

Nasser SIabi
Nasser SIabi

CEO - Microlink

Alex Cho
Alex Cho

Head of Personal Systems - HP

Karthik Krishnan
Karthik Krishnan

Global CEO - Encyclopedia Britannica

HE Dr. Tariq  Al Gurg
HE Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

CEO - Dubai Cares

Justin van Fleet
Justin van Fleet

President - Theirworld; Executive Director - Global Business Coalition for Education

Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown

United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education - United Nations

Sarah Musau
Sarah Musau

Global Youth Ambassador - Theirworld

Mamta Murthi
Mamta Murthi

Vice President for Human Development - World Bank

Franz Fayot
Franz Fayot

Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs - Luxembourg

Eden Tadesse
Eden Tadesse

Global Youth Ambassador - Theirworld

Alice P. Albright
Alice P. Albright

CEO - Global Partnership for Education

Saima W.  Hossain
Saima W. Hossain

Chairperson, Shuchona Foundation; Chairperson, Bangladesh National Advisory Committee for Autism - Bangladesh

Peter Laugharn
Peter Laugharn

President and CEO - Conrad N. Hilton Foundation

Rob Doble
Rob Doble

Director of Policy, Advocacy and Program - Theirworld

Kwasi Mitchell
Kwasi Mitchell

Principal, Diversity & Inclusion Lead - Deloitte

Jude Kelly
Jude Kelly

Director - WOW Foundation

PIa Wilson-Body
PIa Wilson-Body

President - Intel Foundation

Yasmine Sherif
Yasmine Sherif

Director - Education Cannot Wait

Janez  Lenarčič
Janez Lenarčič

Commissioner for Crisis Management - European Commission

Emanuel Milton
Emanuel Milton

Creator - SparkBox

Annemiek Hoogenboom
Annemiek Hoogenboom

Country Director - People's Postcode Lottery

Jamira Burley
Jamira Burley

Head of Youth Skills and Engagement - Global Business Coalition for Education

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Theirworld

Theirworld believes we can end the global education crisis and unleash the potential of the next generation.

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Reed Smith LLP

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BHP Foundation

BHP Foundation

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Omnicom

Omnicom

A global leader in marketing communications

Dubai Cares

Dubai Cares

Dubai Cares, a UAE-based global philanthropic that supports education in developing countries

Deloitte

Deloitte

Helping prepare people, the workforce, and employers in a new economy to create a prosperous, inclusive society for all

Dell Technologies

Dell Technologies

Creating the technologies that drive human progress

Global Business Coalition for Education

Global Business Coalition for Education

We bring the business community together with a diverse coalition of partners to deliver quality education and develop youth skills globally.

Theirworld Global Youth Ambassadors

Theirworld Global Youth Ambassadors

The go-to network for young education activists

Generation Unlimited

Generation Unlimited

Global multi-sector partnership to meet the urgent need of education, training and employment opportunities for young people