I had the opportunity of attending the recently held World Bank Group Youth Summit on “Rethinking Education for the New Millennium” in Washington, D.C. The 2-day summit brought together experts from different sectors around the world, as well as young emerging global leaders from over 90 countries, to deliberate on issues focusing on the future of education.
The 4 main sub themes of the summit centred on the following:
- Innovation and Technology in Education
- Skills for the New Economy
- Gender Equality in Education
- Education in Crisis Zones
While listening to the array of world class speakers giving insights on the latest thoughts, and developments in the field of education, innovation, and human capacity development, my thoughts went back to how we have fared so far in Africa. A.U Agenda 2063 is a road map for the Africa that we want to see in the next 50 years. It is a vision and an action plan which effectively covers key focus areas, in which education and youth development is a critical part.