Teach For All to Co-Host Global Education Ecosystem Event

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On Monday, September 18 from 5:00-6:30 pm (ET), Teach For All will be co-hosting a discussion entitled “What Global Education Can Learn from Public Health: Strengthening a Global Ecosystem to Achieve Quality Education for All” at Asia Society in New York City.

A follow-up to the roundtable co-hosted by Teach For All and the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution last April, the evening’s discussion will further explore the recommendation included in the Education Commission’s Learning Generation report calling for more concerted support and investment in a global education ecosystem.

As the global community marks two years since the United Nations announced its Sustainable Development Goals for high-quality, inclusive education for all, experts in the field of global education and the health sector will discuss how we can achieve SDG4 by encouraging local stakeholders to learn from global actors.

Over the last 35 years, this type of ecosystem has been successful in the global health sector, where the number of international partnerships and nongovernmental organizations working to promote public-health has more than quadrupled, catalyzing improvements such as immunization and the fights against AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. A similar system has yet to be created in the education space, however. Monday's discussion is intended to bring to light what global education advocates can learn from the successes and challenges of their health sector colleagues.

Speakers include Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder of Teach For All; Tony Jackson, Vice President of Education and Director of the Center for Global Education at Asia Society; Gina Lagomarsino, President and CEO of Results for Development; Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and former head of USAID Health; J. Puckett, ‎Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group; Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education; Ju Ho Lee, Education Commissioner and former Minister of Education, Republic of Korea; Dolores Dickson, Executive Director, Camfed Ghana; and Elyas Felfoul, Head of Administration, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE).

The event, which will be live streamed at AsiaSociety.org/Liveis co-presented by the Center for Global Education at Asia Society, Teach For All, Results for Development, and the Center for Universal Education at Brookings, with support from Credit Suisse.

Read more about the Global Education Ecosystem and the joint opinion piece by Wendy Kopp and Dzingai Mutumbuka, former minister of education of Zimbabwe and Chair of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa.

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