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December Tuesday

The Aga Khan Foundation and Schools2030 at RewirEd (Dubai Expo 2020)

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) and the Schools2030 initiative are delighted to participate in the RewirEd summit, hosted by Dubai Cares as part of Expo 2020 (delayed due to the pandemic) Dubai this December. AKF will be involved in four sessions: with participation from country-level staff and leadership; in discussion with Schools2030 donors and partners; and alongside teachers from Schools2030’s participating schools.

Register to attend the Summit virtually and watch the sessions live or on-demand

Download the full agenda for AKF participation


13th December

11:45 The Future of Teaching: How do we best support teachers to be leaders of learning in times of uncertainty?

MODERATOR: Dr. Andrew Cunningham, Global Lead, Education, Aga Khan Foundation
Nagham Baydoun, Teacher, The Jordan Tree Project & Gwen Hines, CEO, Save the Children UK
Charlotte Adinku, Master Teacher/Trainer and Education Team Manager, Plan International Ghana & Dr. Tanjina Mirza, Chief Programmes Officer, Plan International Canada
Emmanuel Kimuli, Ugandan Teacher & Khadija Bahktiar, Chief Executive Officer, Teach for Pakistan
Rashmi Prabha, Teacher Educator, Bihar Teacher Training Institute & Michael Kocher, General Manager, Aga Khan Foundation

The global education sector must view teachers as the key constituency in co-creating the future of teaching and learning. The session will demonstrate the need for rewiring the dialogue between teachers and education decision-makers focusing on co-created solutions that work for the future of teaching, worldwide.


15:20 How to Catalyze Teacher-Driven Innovations to Advance Holistic Learning and Inform Systems Change

MODERATOR: Nafisa Shekhova, Global Lead, Education and ECD. Aga Khan Foundation
Dr. Bronwen Magrath, Schools2030 Global Programme Manager, Aga Khan Foundation
Nora Marketos, Co-Lead, Learning Schools, Jacobs Foundation
Lasse Leponiemi, Executive Director, HundrED
Arjun Sanyal, Senior Programme Officer, Education, Aga Khan Foundation
Shaibu Athuman, Schools2030 National Coordinator, Aga Khan Foundation Tanzania
Euan Wilmhurst, Head of Advocacy and Communications, LEGO Foundation

This session will explore how the Schools2030 model connects teacher-driven innovations to education systems change through a three step process: assess, innovate and showcase. In conversation with Schools2030 donors Jacobs Foundation and the LEGO Foundation; Schools2030 National Leadership in Tanzania; and Schools2030 technical partner HundrED, we will learn how Schools2030 is building a global movement to improve holistic learning across 10 countries.


14th December

10:00 Play, Pluralism and the Planet: How Might We Prepare the Next Generation of More Climate-Literate, Climate-Resilient, and Climate-Compassionate Learners and Educators?

MODERATOR: Dr. Andrew Cunningham, Global Lead, Education, Aga Khan Foundation
Alison Bellwood, Creator and Director of The World’s Largest Lesson, Project Everyone and Representative of Generation Earthshot
Dr. Nicole Fournier-Sylvester, Education Manager, Global Centre for Pluralism
Anna Lovell, Head of Global Alliance Partners, The Earthshot Prize
Dr. Daniel Baheta, Chief of Education, UNICEF Tanzania

Our continued existence on this planet we call home relies on how well we can prepare the next generation to live more harmoniously – with each other and with the natural world. This session will explore how the sector can influence a new, more resilient and climate-smart generation through rewiring education priorities across cultures.


14:35 Schools2030 as a Live Case Study in Collaborative Philanthropic Financing: How to Invest in Innovation Through Education During Times of Uncertainty?

MODERATOR: Dr. Andrew Cunningham, Global Lead, Education, Aga Khan Foundation and Nada Al Hajjri, Acting Director of Programmes, Dubai Cares
Donika Demovska, Chief Knowledge Officer, Jacobs Foundation
Ryan Burgess, Director of Primary and Secondary Education and TVET, Porticus
Bethiel Holton, Programme Officer, Oak Foundation
Laura Savage, Executive Director, International Education Funders Group

Rewiring education requires new collaborative and long-term investments that can form and mature when collective agendas for improving learning are made and sustained. Looking at the Schools2030 model, this session provides a deep dive into the funding mechanisms, strategies, and collective potential of working more together as philanthropic and bi-lateral/multi-lateral partners to advance agendas in education innovation and sustainability.


Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation and travel restrictions, some speakers and events may change.