Speakers

Kuldeep Dantewadia Co-Founder & CEO, Reap Benefit
Sarah Crowe Moderator of the Leading Minds, UNICEF Office of Research Innocenti
Rasha Kadry Soliman Director of Leeds, Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching
Mohammed Mostafa Online Programs Coordinator, MUN Impact
Emmy Josefson Project Coordinator, MUNimpact
Jamie Stuart CTO, Onebillion
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser Chairperson of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF)
Mohamad Ali Bahri Arabic Language Program Coordinator, Translation and Interpreting Institute
Asma Jaber Al Hammadi Broadcaster, Al Jazeera news channel
Joannie Bewa Professional Moderator
Robert Jenkins Global Director of Education, UNICEF
Anthony Bloome Executive Director, Education Alliance
Dean Mark Kline The World Bank, EdTech Team Senior Managing Director, USC Rossier EdVentures
Zabihullah Ghazawi Member of INEE and Director General, Community Action for Healing Poverty
Tanya Qadir Director of Partner Success, Rumie Initiative
Elisheva Cohen Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University
Marianne O’Grady Deputy Country Director – Programs, CARE Afghanistan
Arezo Kohistany Director, Afghan Future Fund & Yalda Hakim Foundation
Lamis Hasan Education Specialist, NRC- Iran
Mark Johnson The Economist, Education Correspondent
Denise Amyot President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada Board Member, Qatar Foundation
Aziza Chaouni Architect, Ecotourism Specialist, and TED Fellow, Aziza Chaouni Projects
Sarah Champa Al Dafa Founder, Maktaba Children’s Library
Jaideep Singh Youth Representative at the Board of Directors, MUNimpact
Shennon Sequeira Head of Program Coordinators, Member of the Board of Directors, MUNimpact
Ioanna Noula Co-Founder, EDDS
Mojisola Sonoiki Founder and Executive Director, African Film & Arts Foundation Inc
Richard Hoffman South Sudan Country Manager, Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative
Lakshitha Saji Prelis Co-Chair, Global Coalition on Youth, Peace and Security & Director, Children & Youth Programs, Search for Common Ground
Machaille Hassan Al Naimi President of Community Development, Qatar Foundation
Taoufik Mirkhan Head of Arab Music Department at the Academy
Tuleen Naame Student, Arab Music Department
Ananya Agrawal Project Lead, Call-A-Kahaani
Grace David Tech-Voc Career Accelerator, Edukasyon.ph
Sidy Ndao Founder, Pan-African Robotics Competition
Anggaris Cininta Priatna Co-Founder, GenEducators
Yasmine Abu Seedo Education Officer, UNICEF
Khadeja Ahmad Albuhaliqa Outreach Manager, AYCM
Nikita Khosla Senior Director of Programs, Luninos Fund
Benjamin M. Freeman Jr Executive Director, Liberia Institute for the Promotion of Academic Excellence
Colin Maclay Executive Director, Annenberg Innovation Lab Research Professor of Communications, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Santiago Garcia Founding Partner
Marcony Meza Project Coordinator, Honduras, World Vision International
Ruth Wylie Assistant Director, Center for Science and the Imagination Associate Research Professor, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
Musarrat Maisha Reza Representative, Global Students Forum and Chairperson of the Commonwealth Students’ Association
Mohammed Al-Janahi Head of outreach, Teach for Qatar Organization
Jeffrey Dow Regional Education Technical Advisor- Asia, The International Rescue Committee
Christer Gundersen CTO, Global Digital Library
Frederic Gateretse-Ngoga Ambassador
Saisabel Alruwaidan Founding member, YPS Jordan-coalition
Eddy Yav National Rapporteur of the Technical Secretariat of Resolution 2250, Democratic Republic of Congo Team
Roderick-Victor Nyangi Ntsiama Cabinet Director, DRC Ministry of Youth
Adam Abdelmoula Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, UNSOM, United Nations Mission in Somalia
Aleu Garang Mediation Support Unit Director, The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Rhuks Ako Youth For Peace African Program, African Union
Mari Lim Jones Project Director of the Deeper Learning Hub, Deeper Learning Hub/High Tech High
Hector Swazi Project Manager,Zambia Open Community Schools
Arnab Barua Head of Strategic Planning and Development, Mantra4change
Stanzin Saldon Founder and CEO, rZamba Foundation
Hejang Misao Founder and CEO, InSIDE North East
Leena Zaher Education Specialist, IDD
Jojo Ferris Head, Olympic Refuge Foundation
Nick Sore Senior Refugee Sports Coordinator, UNHCR
Audrey Azoulay Director-General, UNESCO
H.E. Moustapha Mohamed Mahamoud Minister of National Education and Vocational Training, Government of Djibouti
Carmen Burbano de Lara Director of School Feeding Division, World Food Programme
Tehmina Akhtar Senior Strategic Advisor Regional Bureau, Arab States United Nations Development Programme
Husna Ahmad OBE CEO, Global One 2015
Abdulrahman Hesham Al-Sowaidi Acting Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Development Bank
Ana Martinengui Chief Executive Officer, Education For Employment-Europe
Filippo Grandi United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UN Refugee Agency
Mahmoud Suhail El ghazawi Digital Film making University/college, SAE institute
Lina Bassel Shkeir Executive Director, Hathi Hayati Volunteering Group
Yahya Jumaa Film producer and Filmmaker
Huda Almzainy Student, Al Fakhoora Alumni
Bader Al Zaharna Student, Al Fakhoora Alumni
Maha Haidar-Makki Director, Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at the American University of Beirut
Ibrahim AlSafadi CEO and Co-Founder, Luminus Group Creator, Super Revolutionary Model
Rawaa Augé News anchor and Programs host, Al Jazeera Arabic channel
Rama Kayyali CEO & Co-Founder, Little Thinking Minds
André Thomas Director, LIVE lab Associate professor of the Practice, Texas A&M University and Visualization department CEO, Triseum
Nayef Alyafei Associate Professor in Petroleum Engineering, Texas A&M University in Qatar
Joe Sallustio Co-Founder & Host, The EdUp Experience Podcast Executive Vice President & COO, Claremont Lincoln University
Amany Hussein Kamel Professional Development Specialist and Coach, Training and Educational Development Cente, Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Qatar
Neila Benzina Co-Founder, Holberton School
Alanoud Mubarak Al Hitmi Student, Qatar Academy Doha
Elizabeth Anne Kennedy Assistant Principal, Qatar Academy Doha Primary school
Shereen Hamadeh Principal, University Foundation College
Sajeda Atari Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF
Aysha Al Mudahka Director of Strategic Initiatives & Partnership Development, Qatar Foundation CEO Office
Saeeda Jaffar Group Country Manager-GCC, VISA
Atif Shafique Public policy expert on skills and workforce diversity, London Government
Tom Cosgrove Chief Creative and Content Officer, EARTHDAY.ORG
Hadeel ElSayed National Program Educator & Data Protection Officer, Qatar Academy Sidra
Davies Banda Advisor; Director of Learning and Teaching, Generation Amazing – Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy; - Moray House School of Education and Sport - University of Edinburgh
Khalid Al-khanji Chief Strategy and Development Officer, Qatar University
Spencer Striker Associate Professor of Digital Media Design, Northwestern Qatar Founder, History Adventures
Niamh Whelan Associate as part of the Innovation for Quality and Access track, WISE
Jérémie Fontanieu Economics Teacher in Drancy Founder, Reconciliation Project
Derek Newton Education Writer and Journalist
Khalid Yassin Chief Programs Officer, Teach For Qatar
Mariam Al-Dhubhani Independent Journalist, Filmmaker, Curator and Educator
Jessica Haxhi Supervisor of World Languages, New Haven Public Schools
Julia Sylla Director of Programs, Qatar Foundation International (QFI)
Velislava Hillman Founder, EDDS
Steve Smith Founder, Student Data Privacy Consortium
Doaa Abu-Elyounes Postdoctoral Researcher, UNESCO - École Supérieure de Paris
Sonia Livingstone Professor, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Sam Ray Director, Next Generation Leadership / Center for Creative Leadership
Agustín Alejandro Batto Carol Founder & CEO, Eidos Global
Somaya Faruqi Captain, Afghan Girls Robotics Team
Ayda Haydarpour Captain, Afghan Girls Robotics Team
Sarah Wadi Al-Amiry North Field Production Sustainment Project (NFPS) Joint Venture Project Manager, ExxonMobil’s Qatar Projects
Jesse Driver International Educator, Green School
Bayan Itani Creative Engagement Specialist, Kamkalima
Maha Yakoub Language Teacher, Book Author and Entrepreneur
Esra Ozsuer Founder & President, Maya Vakfi Foundation
Ann Makosinski Inventor & Writer
Jeffery Lv Video producer
Xiaobin Yuan Senior Content Director, NetEase Media
Kaitian Geng Founder and chairman, Guangheplus Group
Chao Yu Senior Financial Journalist & Editor Executive Producer Founder, Chaojin Club
Shunta Takino Policy Research and Advice, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs OECD
Kate Donaghey Executive Vice President of Policy, Learn Launch Institute
Magdalena Brier Managing Director, ProFuturo Foundation
Robert Lobatto Head, King Alfred School
Linya Peng Social media creator & Influencer
Martin Meissonnier Film producer
Arana Shapiro Director & Chief Learning Officer, Games for Change
Maha Rashid Al Romaihi Director, Tariq Bin Ziad School
Isabelle Hau Advisor, Better World Ed
Nikita Khandwala Head of Growth, Coleap
Kehkashan Basu United Nations Human Rights Champion, Forbes 30 Under 30, Winner of 2016 International Children's Peace Prize & 2021 World Literacy Award, and Founder-President of Green Hope Foundation
Michiel Klønhammer Founder and Chief Product Officer, LearningStone
Lillyana Uribe Trujillo Innovation, Learning & Technology Director, San José de Las Vegas School
Gloria Mercedes Figueroa Ortiz General Director, San José de Las Vegas School
Duygu Sever Mehmetoglu Post-Doc, Hamad bin Khalifa University
Megan Esopenko Virtual Environment Designer , TechAdaptika
Ana Jiménez Communications Consultant, Dalberg Media
Nelisa Ngqulana Senior Project Manager, Dalberg Media
Eglantina Zingg Founder, Goleadoras
Mohammed Abu Zeinab Region Director and Master Brain Education Trainer, Brain Education ME
Rokaya Hussain Director General of Educational Projects, Alnowair AlKuwaitiya Co.
Miriam Wachira Country Director Kenya, Justice Defenders
Ruba Ali Research Assistant, Qatar University Young Scientists Center
Fadi Abughoush Arabic Teacher & Language Department Chair, Lindblom math and Science Academy / Chicago / IL USA
Tony Calderbank Consultant, QFI U.K.
Gabriela Lozano Campos Chief Operating Officer, Education for Sharing
Jennifer Adams Executive Committee, Karanga Editor-in-Chief, Knowledgehook Signature Leadership
Azza O. Abdelmoneium Director of Family Research, Doha International Family Institute member of Qatar Foundation
Juan Manuel Restrepo Director of Education and Culture, Comfama
Kate Sims Consultant, Education Development Trust
Leonard Mungarulire Associate Partner, Dalberg Advisors
Lisa Martin Founder and Executive Director, MunImpact
Sadock John Young Leader, Street Child United
Jasmin Akter Young Leader, Street Child United
John Wroe Founder and CEO, Street Child United
Farah Altaweel Head of 2D Design, Dadu ‑ Children’s Museum of Qatar
Sanaa Alharahsheh Research Manager, World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), Qatar Foundation
Raian Ali Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University
Hy Huynh Community Psychologist and Researcher, Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research, Duke University
Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell Professor of Global Health, Duke University
Amy Bellinger Head of Programs, The Education Commission
Basel Al Muree EdTech Specialist, ibTECHar
Hind Al Khulaifi Manager of Children and Young Adults, Qatar National Library
Abderrahmane Dedeche Expansion Designer, Academyati
Hosni Zaouali CEO, Tech-Adaptika Education Consultant, Stanford University
Yousra Shibeika Founder, WhyPodcast
Jana Degrott Co-Founder, We Belong
Jonathan Birdwell Regional Head of Policy & Insights, Economist Impact
Gizem Konus Clinical Programs Coordinator, Maya Vakfi Foundation
Malek Jandali Founder & CEO, Pianos for Peace Composer & Pianist
Natalie Magness Student, University College London Founder, Qatar Youth Power
Nerijus Kriauciunas CEO, Badgecraft
Gang Lu Founder & CEO, TechNode Group Co-founder, BEYOND Expo
Samy Chaffai Film Director & Content Creator
Yahya Bouhlel Founder & CEO, Go My Code
Nadia Nadim Professional footballer and future Doctor
Robert Hawkins Senior Education and Technology Policy Specialist & Global Lead for Technology and Innovation in Education, World Bank
HH Sheikha Intisar AlSabah Founder and CEO, Bareec
Alison Wood Academic Director, Homerton Changemakers and Fellow, Homerton College, University of Cambridge
Zhou Yijun Journalist and Documentary Filmaker, Wonder Y
Vivian Leung Global Education Partnerships and Programme Specialist, UNESCO
Adewale Olasupo Young Advocate
Taanika Shankar Co-founder, Yugmā Network Student, Azim Premji University
Arthur Daemmrich Director, Smithsonian Institution’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Alhassan Susso 2019 New York State Teacher of the Year, International Community High School
Mathieu Nebra Co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer, OpenClassrooms
Peter Sutoris Environmental Anthropologist, UCL London
Debora Kayembe Rector, University of Edinburgh
Jessica Posner Odede CEO, Girl Effect
Sue Attewell Head of Edtech, Jisc
Ravi Sreenath Founder & CEO, Accelerated Learning
Zuriel Oduwole Film Maker & UN Climate Neutral Now Champion Co-Founder, DUSUSU Foundation
Zarmina Hotaki Principal-Qatar Leadership Academy, Qatar Foundation Schools
Sir Anthony Seldon Former Vice-Chancellor, Buckingham University
Tsepo Ngwenyama Portfolio Manager, Injini
Anthony B Maddox Director and Co-Founder, Center for Engineering in Education
Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj Associate Professor in Entrepreneurial Leadership and Gender Diversity, HEC Paris in Qatar
Eric Steinberger Co-founder and CEO, ClimateScience
Danielle De La Fuente Founder & CEO, Amal Alliance
Mehdi Benchaabane Executive Director-Learning & Innovation, Qatar Foundation
Dareen Abughaida Principal Presenter, Al Jazeera English
Emad Al Khaja CEO, Injaz Qatar
Naza Alakija Humanitarian, Philanthropist and Global Education Advocate Founder, SAGE Foundation
Hissa Al-Aali Director of Training and Educational Development Center, Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education
Monique Chism Under Secretary for Education, Smithsonian Institution
Marc Brackett Founding Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence; Professor in the Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine at Yale University
David Moinina Sengeh Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education & Chief Innovation Officer, Government of Sierra Leone
Neeshad Shafi Co-Founder & Executive Director, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar LLC (G)
Kiran Bir Sethi Founder & Director, The Riverside School
Gitanjali Rao Innovator, Author and STEM Promoter
Dominic Regester Program director, Salzburg Global Seminar
Tracey Burns Strategic Advisor, National Center on Education and the Economy
Tanmay Bakshi Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
Google Developer Expert for Machine Learning
Sandra van de Kraak Breakthrough Foundation
Alina Zaman Research Assistant, Hamad bin Khalifa University
Fernande Raine Founder & CEO, The History Co:Lab
Daniyal Zia Head of Strategy, Orenda Welfare Trust
Andrew Ashe Co-founder and CEO, Onebillion
Pablo Jaramillo Villegas CEO, Luker Foundation
Wairimu Mwangi Founder and CEO, Literature Africa Foundation
Sabeena Abbasi Chief Digital Learning Officer, Orenda project
Priyanka Varma Senior Ed Policy Associate, JPAL
Prerna Kalra Associate Director, Simple Education Foundation
Max McCabe Chief Operating Officer, Education Outcomes Fund
Amit Sharma Associate Director, Dream a Dream
Susan Douglas CBE Senior Adviser, Schools, British Council Chief Executive Office, The Eden Academy Trust
Nedgine Paul Deroly Co-founder & CEO, Anseye Pou Ayiti
Karima Grant Founder & Director, ImagiNation Afrika Co-Founder, Ker ImagiNation
Jean-Pierre Mugiraneza Leadership for Learning Lead, Building Learning Foundation Programme, Education Development Trust
Suchetha Bhat CEO, Dream a Dream
Hassan Al-Derham President, Qatar University
Asmaa Al-Fadala Director of Research & Content Development, WISE
Nayef Al-Ibrahim Founding Partner and CEO , Ibtechar
Fatma Hassan Al Remaihi CEO, Doha Film Institute
Manos Antoninis Director, Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, UNESCO
Ahmed Baghdady Manager, Research and Content Development, WISE
Rukmini Banerji CEO, Pratham Education Foundation
Victoria Basma Policy and Partnership Development Officer, WISE Qatar Foundation
Rosie Clayton Research Fellow, WISE Co-founder, Weaving Lab
Shelby Cosner Professor and Director, University of Illinois, Chicago, Center for Urban Educational Leadership
Mike Feerick CEO & Founder, Alison
Elyas Felfoul Director of Policy Development & Partnerships, WISE
Ameena Abdulmajeed Chief Curator and Director of Programs, WISE
Julia Kirby Manager of Research & Content Dissemination, WISE
Ana Raad Founder, Fundación REimagina and AprendoEnCasa.org
Larry Rosenstock Founder & CEO Emeritus, High Tech High
Asif Saleh Executive Director, BRAC
Maria Spies Co-Founder & Co-CEO, HolonIQ
Sidharth Santhosh Research Consultant, Centre for Policy Research
Emiliana Vegas Co-Director and Senior Fellow, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
Sue Stevenson Director of Strategic Partnerships and International Development, Barefoot College International
Shalini Dwivedi Global Director of Instruction, Generation
Jigyasa Labroo Co-Founder and CEO, Slam Out Loud
Christina Bwana Chief Product Officer, Ubongo
Daniela Labra Cardero General Director, AtentaMente
Ulises Brengi Learning Experience Designer, Eidos Global
Paul Muller Co-Founder, Coleap
Eman Abdulla Head of L&O and Schools, Dadu–Children’s Museum of Qatar
Sarah Al-Dorani Chief Communication Officer, Qatar Financial Centre
Agustín Pardo Van Thienen CEO and Founder, Wumbox
Siroun Shamigian CEO, Kamkalima
Shahad Alkhair Research Assistant, Qatar University
Maryam Al-Khalaf Research Associate, WISE
H.E. Buthaina bint Ali Al-Nuaimi Minister of Education and Higher Education of Qatar
Aurelio Amaral Head, Learning Ecosystems, WISE
Anshul Arora CEO, Edvance Group
Marwan Awartani Minister, Ministry of Education Palestine
Patrick Gyimah Awuah Jr Founder and President, Ashesi University
Lucia Burtnik Urueta Chief Learning Officer, Eidos Global CIC
Andy Cope The UK’s ‘Doctor of Happiness’, Art of Brilliance
Archika Dogra Founder, Innoverge
Audrey Giacomini Manager, Innovation for Quality and Access, WISE
Zelmira Polk Managing Director, The Hearth Advisors
Anthony Mackay CEO & Board Co Chair, National Center on Education and the Economy
Ben Nelson Founder, Chairman & CEO, Minerva
Bayan Khaled Research Fellow, Hamad bin Khalifa University
Yasmine Ouirhrane Founder, We Belong
Aldo De Pape Founder, TeachPitch
Ana C. Rold CEO and Publisher, Diplomatic Courier
Alejandro Roldán Professional Senior in Innovation for Education, Ruta N Corporation
Greta Rossi Founder, Recipes for Wellbeing
Jordan Shapiro Senior Fellow, Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop
Marine Tanguy CEO, MTArt Agency
Evren Tok Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Innovation and Community Engagement, Hamad bin Khalifa University
Sébastien Turbot CEO and Chief Curator, eko6
Stavros Yiannouka CEO, WISE
Fernando Leon Garcia President, CETYS University System & International Association of University
Daniel Kropf Executive Chairman, Learning for Well-being Foundation
Anver Versi Journalist, New African magazine
Francisco Marmolejo Higher Education President, Qatar Foundation
Deborah Kimathi Executive Director, Dignitas
Jose Vilson Executive Director, EduColor
Einas Mohammed Lead EdTech Specialist, ibTECHar
Zyad Limam Founder & Director, Afrique Magazine
Lydia Wilbard Executive Director, Camfed Tanzania
Leslee Udwin Former Filmmaker; Education Activist Founder & Executive Chair, Think Equal
Wendy Kopp CEO & Co-founder, Teach for All
Yannick Du Pont Founder and CEO, SPARK
Amal Mohammed Al-Malki Founding Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Hamad Bin Khalifa University - Qatar Foundation
Madhav Chavan Co-Founder and President, Pratham
Brandon Busteed Chief Partnership Officer (Universities & Employers) and Global Head, Learn-Work Innovation, Kaplan
Diana Al-Dajani Founder & CEO, eduTechnoz
Nieves Segovia Bonet President, SEK Educational Group
Jörg Dräger Member of the Executive Board, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Haya Al-Thani Founder, WhyPodcast
Leonardo Párraga Founder, The BogotArt Foundation
Eman Al-Kuwari Head of Emerging Technology, MICT Qatar
Chibeza Agley CEO, Obrizum Group
Rana Dajani Scientist and University Professor, Hashemite University in Jordan
Shannon May Co-founder & President, NewGlobe
Dina Buchbinder Founder and President, Education for Sharing
Svenia Busson Co-founder at LearnSpace & European Edtech Alliance