Changing Education Together

EdChange Talks

07 Jul


16:00 - 17:30

Open for everyone

In this context, schools have a key role to play in preparing students to be active and responsible citizens in an evermore digital society, while teaching skills that will be essential in the constantly evolving professional occupations world.


What should be the role of educators and representatives of the mobile industry to ensure that students can enjoy a safe and responsible creative digital life? How do we better equip students to be resilient in a changing job market?


What types of educational technologies and policies make sense and in what contexts? How can the mobile industry provide real motivation and skills with the help of its professionals?


Albert Forn

Director, mSchools (GSMA)

Albert leads the mSchools Programme: a public-private partnership between government and industry that is delivering a groundbreaking and internationally acclaimed mobile education program, having great impact on the community of students, educators and over 2,500 schools that participate.

Cristóbal Cobo

Senior Education and Technology Specialist, the World Bank

Dr. Cobo served as founding Director of the Center for Research – Ceibal Foundation in Uruguay (2014-2019). Cobo works at the intersection between the future of learning, a culture of innovation and human centered technologies. He has served as external Evaluator for the Inter-American Development Bank; the National Science Foundation and MIT Press (US), International Labour Organization (UN), and the International Development Research Centre (Canada).

Juan Pablo Giraldo

UNICEF Innovation in Education

Juan Pablo moved from policy design and execution in Latin America towards social entrepreneurship and bottom-up solutions for international development. Keenly aware of ways to harness technology for large-scale social impact, he has previously participated in the design and implementation of programs that directly improved living conditions for 60K people and enabled the more efficient spending of 4 billion dollars per year.

Sobhi Tawil

Director, Future of Learning and Innovation, UNESCO

Sobhi currently directs the Future of Learning and Innovation team at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

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