Tweets for Better Education at the World Economic Forum in Davos
Get involved on Twitter to encourage educational development at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
January 28, 2013 by Livia Barton, Global Partnership for Education
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Last week a unique blend of private sector business executives, civil society leaders and politicians gathered in Davos, Switzerland at the World Economic Forum to discuss how to improve the state of the world. The vast array of opinions, experience and knowledge are what makes the Davos conference worthwhile year after year. Most conference participants agreed on one thing: economic progress without education is simply not feasible. Former United Kingdom Prime Minister and United Nations Special Envoy for Education Gordon Brown hosted a panel discussion on Friday, January 25th coined ‘The Global Education Imperative’. The event convened United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Prime Minister of Denmark Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Nigerian Minister of Communication Technology Omobola Johnson, President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim and CEO of Western Union Hikmet Ersek. The high-profile group set the scene with the harsh reality that 61 million children are not in primary school because of poverty, child labor and gender discrimination, among other reasons. In particular, technological innovations for education and the need for private sector involvement seemed to capture the hearts and minds of the Davos crowd. The on-site and virtual Twitter audiences were attentive as usual. Have a look at some highlights that came through on Twitter hashtag #WEFeducation Provide a comment below. Get involved and join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter on helping children learn and grow.
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