Community-Rooted Policy: A Conversation with Government Leaders About Co-imagining the Future of Education

For many months, governments around the world have worked tirelessly with schools, families, and NGO partners to figure out how to keep children safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, how to keep them engaged in learning while schools are closed, and how to reopen schools safely and return students to the classroom. Despite the challenges, this disruption has given us a unique opportunity to pause and reflect on the future of education. Hosted in partnership with the global learning platform #NextGenEdu, this panel convenes distinguished public officials from across South and Southeast Asia to discuss the future they envision for education in their countries and the role of communities in helping determine that future.


Maimuna Ahmad
Founder & CEO
Teach For Bangladesh

Dr. Dipu Moni, MP
Minister of Education
People's Republic of Bangladesh

Professor Thakur S. Powdyel
Former Minister of Education
Royal Government of Bhutan

Dr. Iwan Syahril
Director General for Teachers and Education Personnel
Ministry of Education and Culture Republic of Indonesia

Vishal Solanki
Maharashtra Education Commissioner
School Education and Sports Department, Government of Maharashtra