The launch of the World Education Forum in London, with the participation of Palestine

London – Together – The work of the World Education Forum was launched in the British capital, London, today, with the participation of the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education, represented by its Minister, Dr. Amjad Barham, and the agent, Dr. Nafi Assaf, and the Ambassador of the State of Palestine in London, Dr. Hossam Zomlot.

This year, the forum will be held under the slogan: ‘Enhancing understanding of artificial intelligence, building human relations and resilience: How should policy and implementation priorities be determined for better education?’, where Barham participated in an intervention that began by reviewing the effects of the occupation’s aggression on the city of Jenin and its camp and targeting students and educational staff. And the occupation’s continuing violations of the right to education in the Gaza Strip. His intervention also focused on the Steam approach, addressing the Palestinian experience and the most important starting points used in schools to build the Pal
estinian student psychologically, intellectually, and humanely.

The participation also included several dialogue sessions that dealt with topics related to the public and higher education sectors. The Minister reviewed the reality of the occupation violations against education in the Gaza Strip, indicating that universities, schools and kindergartens are being subjected to systematic destruction and clear targeting, urging participants from countries, universities and educational institutions to adopt advocacy positions. To protect the right to education.

On the sidelines of its participation, the Palestinian delegation holds several meetings with international partners, including a meeting with the British Deputy Foreign Minister and Secretary of State for Development and Africa, Andrew Mitchell, and meetings with the CEO of the British Council, Scott Macdonald, and the Council’s Director of English Language Programs, Michael Connolly. During which a bilateral agreement was signed aimed at expanding cooper
ation in supporting English language education in Palestinian schools. The Palestinian delegation also met with the President of Times Higher Education for Africa and the Middle East, Nick Davis, to discuss issues related to the international classification of Palestinian universities and aspects of their support.

Barham also met with Arab and African ministers of education and higher education, including the Tunisian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Professor Moncef Bukathir, and a delegation from the Ministries of Public Education and Higher Education in South Africa.

The World Education Forum is the largest gathering of education ministers in the world, and enjoys wide-ranging international participation, exceeding one hundred countries. It constitutes a space for discussing vital and important topics, and it also establishes networking and developing cooperation agreements between participating countries.

Source: Maan News Agency

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