Julia Gillard

Former Prime Minister, Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Partnership for Education

Australia

Hon Julia Gillard AC was the 27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010-13), and the first woman to serve in that position. Ms. Gillard is chair of the Global Partnership for Education, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education, and is patron of Camfed, the Campaign for Female Education. Ms. Gillard is also chair of Beyond Blue, which is committed to helping Australians understand and manage anxiety and depression.

08 October, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
MEET THE MENTOR
Spotlight Session: Teachers As Role Models For SDG4 
How is GPE partnering with teachers to meet the objectives set in SDG4? What information do teachers need the most to improve the quality of learning inn the classrooms?
In 2015, the Global Partnership for Education adopted SDG4 on education as its vision, and used it as the building block for its 5-year strategy to build stronger education systems in developing countries. As a global fund, GPE partners with teacher organizations to improve the quality of learning in their classrooms and to share best practice. Based on the work done so far, how optimistic is GPE that the objectives set in SDG4 will be met? Is implementation on track and is it having real social impact?
Keywords: SDG4
Speakers

Julia Gillard

Australia

Former Prime Minister, Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Partnership for Education

Moderators

Nivine Afiouni

Chief Sub Editor, SkyNews Arabia

08 October, 09:50 am - 10:30 am
Plenary
Equity in Education: Delivering on SDG4
Education is defined as the golden thread that runs through all 17 SDGs because access to quality education is not only a goal on itself, but a fundamental building block to creating a better, more sustainable world. According to UNESCO data, if all adults completed secondary education, 420 million people could be lifted from poverty, reducing the number of poor people by more than half globally. Yet, if current trends continue, 800 million young people will be leaving school in 2030, without even a basic education. As such, teachers hold the key to fuelling sustainable growth, building social cohesion and stability, and promoting tolerance and equality.
Keywords: SDG4
Speakers

Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi

Australia

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Public Education

H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi

Australia

Chairman of the Department of Education and Knowledge, Member of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council

Julia Gillard

Australia

Former Prime Minister, Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Partnership for Education

Moderators

Vikas Pota

Chief Executive, Varkey Foundation