High-Level Opening Session


Henrietta Fore, Executive Director, UNICEF

Filippo Grandi, UNHCR High Commissioner

Amelie Fabian, WUSC Student Refugee Programme Alumn

Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education


First panel: Inclusive national systems that deliver learning outcomes


Jaime Saavedra, Senior Director Education, World Bank

Reha Denemeç, Deputy Minister of National Education, Republic of Turkey

Mahboub Maalim, Executive Secretary, IGAD

Sherrie Westin, President of Global Impact, Sesame Workshop

Fouzia Warsame, Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium


Second panel: Responsibility sharing & increased investment


Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, Canada

Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management

Eyob Awoke, Deputy Director Refugee & Returnee Affairs, Ethiopia

Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education

Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait

Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice-President & Lead, Microsoft Philanthropies  


High-Level Closing Session

16:05 - 16.35

Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank

Nikolai Astrup, Minister of International Development, Norway

Foni Joyce Vuni, Co-chair, UNHCR’s Global Youth Advisory Council

Helle Thorning-Schmidt, CEO, Save the Children International