Breakfast Conversation at the Skoll World Forum 2016

WISE-Prize-Laureate

WISE Prize Laureate

Date: Friday, April 15 
Location: Saïd Business School, Oxford

The 2016 Skoll Forum theme "Fierce Compassion" reflects the dedication of the WISE Prize for Education Laureate, Sakena Yacoobi in the field of women's education. She worked tirelessly in her native Afghanistan to bring education to vulnerable groups facing the extremes of war, displacement, poverty, and oppression. For two decades, Dr. Yacoobi has worked to empower women to learn, work and become active citizens and members of their communities. The discussion, moderated by Sebastien Turbot, Curator and Director of Content & Programs at WISE, will provide a valuable opportunity for four WISE Prize for Education Laureates -- Dr. Yacoobi, Founder and CEO, Afghan Institute of Learning, Ms Vicky Colbert, Founder and Director, Escuela Nueva Foundation, Ms Ann Cotton, Founder and President of Camfed and Dr. Madhav Chavan, President, Pratham Education Foundation-- and the audience to exchange views on the benefits for all societies in educating girls and women.

Moderator:

Mr. Sébastien Turbot,
Director of Global Programs and Content,
WISE

Speakers:

Dr. Sakena Yacoobi,
Founder,
The Afghan Institute of Learning College

Ms Vicky Colbert,
Founder and Director,
Escuela Nueva Foundation

Dr. Madhav Chavan,
President,
Pratham Education Foundation 
 

Ms Ann Cotton,
Founder and President,
Camfed 
   

the Skoll World Forum 2016

 
The Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship seeks to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems by uniting social entrepreneurs with essential partners in a collaborative pursuit of learning, leverage, and large-scale social change. Forum delegates represent nearly 65 countries and participate in a range of interactive events in which delegates can openly share, collaborate, innovate, and, ultimately, advance social entrepreneurship. This year the Skoll World Forum takes place April 13-15 in Oxford, England.