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The World Innovation Summit for Education(WISE) is an initiative of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development. Launched in 2009, WISE is an international initiative and platform for a multitude of established and new educational actors to collaborate proactively all year round.  There will be 1200 attendees from 45 countries, including greater than 25 country-level Ministers of Education in attendance at this Qatar meeting discussing potential global and regional impacts on teaching and learning.  At the Wise Summit in Doha, Qatar, November 1-3, Cisco is one of only two major technology companies presenting at the conference. Another great visibility opportunity for Cisco in helping “transform Education, together.”

On November 1st, I will be speaking and moderating a session on “Adapting to the Future World of Work” Session: Adapting-future-world-work at the Wise summit in Qatar.  In this session, the panel and I will explore ways in which education, business, social and government leaders in different regions might work together more effectively to address them.  Learn more about related topics in the Equipping Every Learner for the 21st Century White Paper

Learning is fundamental to the progress of humanity—for economic prosperity, social well-being, personal fulfillment, and to help ensure a sustainable planet. We need to re-engineer our whole approach to learning: how we think about, organize, fund, and nurture it. More importantly, we need to rethink the way in which we connect learning to employment, entrepreneurship and job creation. This debate will explore the important linkage between education and the world of work, explore current challenges, and debate ways in which education, business, social and government leaders in different regions can work together more effectively to address them.

For more information on the WISE Summit – check into:

http://www.wise-qatar.org/program/2011

Session: Adapting-future-world-work

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