Jessy Al Murr

Producer and TV Reporter, SkyNews Arabia

United Arab Emirates

Jessy El Murr is a multimedia journalist, speaker and moderator with a special interest in social media and Arab youth. El Murr currently produces and presents Sky News Arabia’s daily segment Taghreedat Al Sabah which highlights portraits of inspirational young Arabs who have succeeded in making an impact in our digital world.With over 15 years of media experience, El Murr is a Lebanese-American journalist who has reported for several international TV networks including BBC and Al Jazeera before moving to UAE in 2012.From Washington DC to NY, Geneva, Istanbul, and Beirut, El Murr covered major political, economic and military news stories including U.S presidential elections and the international coalition airstrikes on ISIS. In September 2014 Jessy boarded aircraft carrier USS George H.W Bush to cover the international coalition strikes on ISIS locations in Syria and Iraq. Jessy witnessed and reported the US Navy F18 fighter jets leading the airstrikes, thus delivering insight into both the military and logistical challenges facing the mission. In 2012, she was the first Arab female reporter to complete an embed with US Army Troops in Kandahar, Afghanistan reporting on the NATO troops withdrawal for SKY News Arabia.El Murr has interviewed a wide range of high ranking military officials and foreign dignitaries She is fluent in English, Arabic and French and holds a Master's degree in Integrated Journalism from Emerson College in Boston, US

08 October, 03:50 pm - 04:30 pm
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
How can teachers instill a sense of purpose in the work they do with students in the classroom?
Pencils of Promise is the shared dream of a backpacker (Adam) and a Lao woman with no staff and no resources. By the start of 2017, PoP had built 380 schools around the world, providing education for more than 30,000 students,
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Adam Braun

CEO and Co-Founder, MissionU, and Founder, Pencils of Promise

Moderators

Jessy Al Murr

United Arab Emirates

Producer and TV Reporter, SkyNews Arabia

07 October, 10:25 am - 10:40 am
Auditorium
SPECIAL ADDRESS
National educational priorities linked to the theme of Teaching for Tomorrow. Reflection on what has worked well, and how the role of teachers is likely to evolve in the next 5 years in the UAE.
Speakers

H.E. Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi

Cabinet Member and Minister of Education

Moderators

Jessy Al Murr

United Arab Emirates

Producer and TV Reporter, SkyNews Arabia