Youth-led Futures Festival 2023: Education in Crisis
Futures Livestream event

To mark World Children’s Day, ahead of the African Union Year of Education and just over one year after the Transforming Education Summit, this inter-generational event will bring together youth leaders with ministers and champions. Young education activists around the world will launch a ‘10-Point Plan’ for global education, taking us from theory to action.

Led and developed by GPE youth leaders, the event will incorporate global youth activists and high-level policy makers to create a platform for an inter-generational dialogue.

Time: 09:00 ET / 14:00 GMT / 15:00 CET


This event will be a chance to hear from young people on why education is central to addressing current global challenges, including climate change, conflict, the skills gap, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The festival aims to explore education as an investment not an expense, covering:

  • How can urgent education challenges be addressed?
  • What are the solutions youth and world leaders are bringing to the table?
  • What is the role of education financing and investment in achieving broader solutions to complex global crises?

Proposed speakers

  • Ban Ki-Moon, Former Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • President Jakaya Kikwete, GPE Chair
  • Nesmy Manigat, Minister of Education and Vocational Training, Haiti
  • Didacus Jules, Director General, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States
  • Laura Frigenti, CEO, GPE
  • Janet Mbugua, GPE Champion, Kenya
  • Temilade Salami, GPE Youth Leader, Nigeria
  • Ayesha Khan, GPE Youth Leader, Canada
  • Dhieu Mayom Deng, GPE Youth Leader, Canada
  • Tendai Kunyelesa, GPE Youth Leader, Zimbabwe
  • Nir Shrestha, GPE Youth Leader, Nepal
  • Ngimou Victorine Nchokuno, GPE Youth Leader, Cameroon
  • Seme Luate Cons, GPE Youth Leader, South Sudan
  • Anzal Abbas Jaffari, GPE Youth Leader, Pakistan
  • Arissa Roy, Founder/CEO of Project Power Global, Canada
  • Victory Osarumwense (Osas), Author/Spoken Word Poet, Nigeria
  • Valentine Chepkoech, GPE Youth Leader, Kenya
  • Rose Kobusinge, Climate Justice Activist
  • Motunrayo Fatoke, GPE Youth Leader, Nigeria
  • I CAN Kids
Futures Livestream event