RewirEd Summit – Driving innovative and radical change in global education

Young people, skills and the future of work focus on day one

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DUBAI, UAE / ACCESSWIRE / December 12, 2021 / Young people, skills and the future of work kicked off the three-day RewirEd Summit, Expo 2020 Dubai’s groundbreaking event to drive change innovative and radical necessary in education.

On a day of detailed examination of why and how education systems need to change to give young people a better chance in their working lives, Dr Tariq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares, which hosts the RewirEd Summit, said: on its promise to equip young people around the world with the skills they need to meet future challenges, then we will be known as the generation that did nothing when we could for everything. We have the means and we must act now.

The debate at the RewirEd Summit was moderated by some of the most important leaders in the field of global education, including more than 50 heads of state and ministers of government, Gordon Brown, the United Nations special envoy for the education; Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF; Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Special Envoy for Youth; Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education; Saadia Zahidi, MD at the World Economic Forum; Bob Moritz, President of PwC; and Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever.

RewirEd panel session in progress

Dr Jakaya Kikwete, President of the Global Partnership for Education

They and many others addressed fundamental questions, including:

  • With young people now three times less likely than adults to find a job, how technical and vocational education and training (TVET), focused on the provision of work-related skills, can be urgently integrated into systems traditional and extended education.
  • To give children a more equitable future, how to develop accessible and relevant higher education. Long at the heart of economic, societal and personal development, it is now experiencing its slowest growth in regions with the fastest growing populations of young people, threatening new inequalities.
  • The innovative digital training that more educational pathways must provide to meet the growing economy of odd jobs and creative industries.
  • The formal and non-formal educational approaches required to equip young people with the emerging skills vital to work in the rapidly growing green economy.
  • The need for radical changes in education as a driver of greater climate resilience and effective adaptation to the climate crisis. Research in Uganda has shown the severe impact of climate disruption on the livelihoods of young people.
  • With the vital growth in the emphasis on technology and innovation, how a continuous prioritization of soft skills such as creativity, flexibility and problem solving is wired into education systems.

Roll B

  • B-Roll images of the first day / Sunday 12e December’s RewirEd Summit is available via: and
  • He understands:
  • GV: RewirEd Summit – Day 1, Sunday 12e december 2021
  • Kevin Frey, CEO of Generation Unlimited: sound clips and GV
  • Robert Jenkins, Global Director of Education, UNICEF
  • Mahendra Phagwah, Researcher, Restless Development
  • Sallyann Della Casa, Founder and Head of Identity Hackers, GLEAC
  • GV of children around the world in classrooms


  • The vast majority of speakers over the three days of Summit 3 will be available for TV, radio and print interviews both face-to-face with on-site media in Dubai or via Zoom for remote interviews.
  • Any media wishing to arrange interviews should contact [email protected]

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