The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), an initiative of Qatar Foundation (QF), has participated in the second Conference of Paris, part of a series of gatherings organized by the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA) that focus on assessing globalization, and how different stakeholders can respond to and shape it.
Hosted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the conference saw WISE contribute to a session exploring the key challenges of digital literacy in a time of technological disruption, and how education can provide targeted efforts that support greater inclusion within modern economies.
WISE has been the IEFA’s preferred education partner for the past four years, and has also shared its global expertise and perspectives at other flagship IEFA forums such as the World Strategic Forum and the Conference of Montreal. Through this participation, WISE has highlighted the important role that education can, and should, play in addressing some of the challenges posed by disruptive technologies.
Stavros Yiannouka, CEO, WISE, who participated in a panel discussion at the Conference of Paris on the changing nature of capitalism posed by the digital revolution, and the challenges this poses for education, said: “Education can be a driver in reforming capitalism so that it can continue to be an engine for global peace and prosperity. For this to happen, however, we need to restore the primacy of the values of the Enlightenment: science, reason, and Humanism.”
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