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The world’s largest gathering of education and skills ministers

19-22 January 2020

In January each year, the Education World Forum brings together delegates representing over two-thirds of the world’s population to debate future education policy. The event comprises three days of insight and inspiration from pioneers, policy makers and experts, with many sessions given by education ministers themselves as part of an honest assessment of education’s common issues and challenges.

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The Complementary Role of Non-State Actors in Delivering Quality Basic Education

20 January 2020, 5:00-7:30pm at One Great George Street, SW1 3AA. Invite Only.

The event will begin with a welcome from Shikha Goyal, Venture Partner, Omidyar Network
Sir Michael Barber will provide opening remarks,
introducing the recently published Beyond the Mirage Report (attached), following which Sir Michael will chair a panel with the below experts:

  • Alicia Herbert, Head Children, Youth and Education, DFID
  • Dr Amel Karboul, CEO, Education Outcomes Fund
  • George Kronnisanyon Werner, Former Minister of Education, Liberia
  • John Soleanicov, Programme Director, Education, UBS Optimus Foundation
  • Dr Murad Raas, Minister for Education, Punjab Province, Pakistan


Spotlight on: TALENT

17-19 Februrary 2020

Global Schools Forum is delighted to host its first “Spotlight”. Spotlights are an opportunity to focus on a priority theme identified by GSF members. And, while Spotlights will take place in different contexts and countries, all GSF members are invited to attend. Similar to the Annual Meeting, Spotlights will enable members from around the world to develop their thinking and practice on the chosen theme through peer-to-peer learning, access to expertise and different organisational perspectives. This will all be delivered with the usual benefits you would expect from a Global Schools Forum gathering.

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CIES 2020 Miami: 64th Annual Conference

22-26 March 2020

We live in a moment of epochal precarity, amidst irreversible environmental catastrophe that is impacting all life on Earth. Signaling the end of human exceptionalism, this era calls for an urgent redefinition of what it is to be human and a reconfiguration of the relationship between human and Earth. How should education respond to a world of shifting planetary boundaries and collapsing ecosystems? What education policies, practices, and pedagogies can help re-situate the human within the relational flow of life where everyone and everything – both human and non-human – are deeply interconnected? How can we learn to responsibly encounter and fully engage with a more than human world?

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USAID 2020 Global Education Conference

6-10 April 2020

Please save the date for USAID’s 2020 Global Education Conference: Education Today, Opportunity Tomorrow. This event will provide a unique opportunity to join hundreds of individuals from across the international education sector, including representatives from USAID, other U.S. government departments and agencies, implementing partners, education institutions, the private sector, faith-based groups, and partner country governments.

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IFC 9th Global Education Conference

27-28 May 2020

IFC invites leaders in private education from developed and emerging markets to join its IFC 9th Global Education Conference on May 27-28, 2020 in Mexico City, Mexico.

This year’s conference theme is Disrupt, Rethink, Redesign: Education Systems for a Changing World.

We expect around 500 education industry leaders and ministers from all regions, 70 percent at executive level, for two days of facilitated networking and sharing of ideas and knowledge in dynamic settings.

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GSF Annual Meeting 2020

October 2020 - New Delhi, India

We are excited to annouce that our next annual meeting will be taking place in New Delhi.
The Annual Meeting will bring together 80 exceptional non-state school operators, investors, and other key stakeholders from around the world to discuss and grapple with the big issues affecting non-state schools and networks and the wider education sector.

More information coming soon.