The COVID-19 pandemic has led many gatherings and engagements to go online, which has reduced the access of young people to high-level conversations and decision-making spaces.
But the RewirEd 2021 Summit, held December 12–14, convened in-person, and with GPE’s support we, two youth leaders from Nigeria and Comoros, were able to participate and engage at the summit.
This world-class education event brought together global stakeholders to address challenges facing the education sector, including the impact of COVID-19, by exploring new approaches and providing opportunities for participants to agree on concrete actions.
Through a mix of high-level plenary sessions, technical workshops, discussions and side events, the RewirEd Summit focused on three key pressing areas in global education: Youth, Skills and the Future of Work; Innovation in Education; and Education Financing.
Over three days of intense engagement, youth leaders advocated to hold governments accountable for their commitments to Agenda 2030, focusing on SDG 4—to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
For the youth leaders, the RewirEd Summit began with a pre-summit event led by Restless Development, where we connected with other young activists from across the world. This opened networking opportunities and greater platforms for youth to unite and organize for a better future.