Thematic Path: The UN Sustainable Development Goals

2015 WISE Summit Investing for Impact

The UN Sustainable Development Goals

The recently ratified Sustainable Development Goals emphasize education quality and equity, as well as promote lifelong learning. What role does education have to play in achieving the 17 Global Goals for sustainable development to end extreme poverty and fight inequality and injustice?


Nov. 4, 10.00 - 11.00 (+UCT 0300), Theatre

Moderator: Ms Mishal Husain, Journalist and Broadcaster

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Nov. 4, 11.30 – 12.45 (+UCT 0300), Auditorium 3

ModeratorMr. Tony El-Khoury, Presenter, BBC World Service and BBC Arabic TV


  • Ms Bineta Diop, Executive Director, Femme Afrique Solidarité
  • Mr. Tom Fletcher, Director of Global Strategy, Global Business Coalition for Education
  • Prof. Eric Hanushek, Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
  • Prof. Fernando Reimers, Ford Foundation Professor of Practice in International Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
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Nov. 4, Schedule: 11.30 - 12.45 (+UCT 0300), Majlis

ModeratorMr. Anthony Mackay, CEO, Centre for Strategic Education (CSE)


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Nov. 5, 10.45 – 12.00 (+UCT 0300), Auditorium 2

ModeratorMr. Greg Toppo, National K-12 Education Writer, USA Today


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Nov. 5, 13.00 – 14.15 (+UCT 0300), Room 104


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