Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Public Education

United Arab Emirates

Her Excellency Jameela Al Muhairi is currently the serving Minister of State for Public Education. She was the first woman appointed to this position. Before becoming Minister of State, in her role as Chief of Dubai School Inspection Bureau at Dubai’s Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai, Jameela helped develop an excellent Quality Assurance System for schools. The first in the region. As an Executive Director in Dubai Education Council, and through key positions in Knowledge Village and the Ministry of Education, she has been involved in improving the quality of private education in the Emirate. Jameela is a board member of Dubai Cares Foundation, a philanthropic organization working to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries.

08 October, 11:00 am - 11:45 am
MEET THE MENTOR UAE Spotlight
MEET THE MENTOR UAE Spotlight
Which are the most important lessons learned from implementing the comprehensive plan to overhaul public education in the UAE? In the context of ‘Teaching for Tomorrow’, which are the most effective ways to create support systems for teachers?
In the UAE, regulators and teachers have worked together to adapt the quality and standards of education to meet the evolving need for skills and to balance the need for monitoring and evaluating teachers' progress and school goals with the needs of students.
Keywords: UAE Agenda
Speakers

Her Excellency Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi

United Arab Emirates

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Public Education

Moderators

Hessa Al Awadhi

Hessa Al Awadhi, Section Head - Innovation Incubation Programs, Ministry of Education

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

United Arab Emirates

Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Public Education

H.E. Dr. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi

United Arab Emirates

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

Julia Gillard

United Arab Emirates

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

Moderators

Vikas Pota

Chief Executive, Varkey Foundation