of inclusively, tolerance and diversity
in all levels of education might be improved. This initiative, launched by the British Council
and the World Economic Forum
, is part of a year long project targeting young leaders between ages 20-25, who are closest to the experiences of a new generation of global education. Six representatives were chosen to voice the Greenwich conclusions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos
(24-28 January 2007). In a presentation entitled ‘The Wisdom of Youth’, these six young leaders proposed at Davos an ambitious action plan for the establishment of a Global Fund for Education
. This fund would be modeled after the Global Fund for Health, uniting all stakeholders in education to:
invest in quality teacher training;
decrease class sizes around the globe;
decrease absenteeism of teachers in under developed countries; and
orient global education to nurture global citizens.
Previously, this British Council-lead initiative has held global discussion blogs on the subject of global citizenship and a Commonwealth Youth Summit in Johannesburg that produced recommendation to the Education ministers of the countries involved. Additional events
still to take place are a World Conference on modern Universities in Oxford (April 2007) and the Mediterranean Universities Forum in Alexandria (June 2007).
British Council press release
Initiative web sources
Between 15-17 January 2007, 60 young leaders from around the globe came together in Greenwich London to address how levels