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    ICESCO Participates in the World Education Forum in London and Holds a Ministerial Meeting on Transformation of Education

    22 May 2024

    A delegation from the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) is taking part at the 20th edition of the World Education Forum, the largest international gathering of Ministers of Education and Training, hosted by the British capital, London, from May 19 to 22, 2024, in the presence of more than 120 ministers from 110 countries, including ministerial delegations from 33 ICESCO Member States.

    The ICESCO delegation, which is presided over by Dr. Marwan Awartani, Senior Advisor to ICESCO’s Director General, includes Dr. Ahmad Albanyan, Head of the Division of Education for All at the Education Sector and Mr. Waqas Afridi, expert at the same Sector. The agenda includes discussions on prioritizing policies and applications to ensure strong education systems and promote inclusive, equitable and quality education for all. It also focuses on the role of technology in enhancing learning, and the need for innovative education systems that provide concrete solutions to key issues such as climate change.

    On the sidelines of the Forum meetings, ICESCO’s delegation held a series of meetings with several heads of delegations from Member States, including the Ministers of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Lebanon, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the delegation representing the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The delegation also met with representatives of many organizations and bodies, including a meeting with the President of the World Education Forum and with a group of leading companies in the field of education.

    ICESCO will hold a high-level ministerial meeting of its Member States’ Ministers of Education on the Process of Transformation of Education, on Wednesday 22 May 2024 in London, following the conclusion of the World Education Forum, to exchange views and experiences on the opportunities, challenges and partnerships needed at decision-making level during the education transformation process. The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discuss the draft agenda and action plan for the Third Conference of Ministers of Education of ICESCO Member States, to be held on October 2-3, 2024 in Oman.

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