Dialogue for Education and Peace

Education plays an important role in ensuring peace and development in all nations. Peace education can take the form of global dialogues and community engagement that help societies and nations to develop and thrive. Dialogue can promote change and contribute to new ideas and best practices.

In May 2016, the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) held a one-day forum at the Institute of Business Studies (IHEC) Carthage in Tunis, Tunisia, with the aim of promoting dialogue to strengthen the role of education in building social development and peace, and to address educational issues inTunisian society.

This forum brought together, for the first time, Ms. Ouided Bouchamaoui, leader of the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet, recipient of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize, and Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Founder of the Afghan Institute of Learning and the current WISE Prize for Education Laureate. The forum also included education specialists and internationally acknowledged experts and leaders from other nations, including Singapore, Finland, and the United Kingdom.

This high-level gathering engaged key stakeholders in dialogue for promoting social change and exploring innovative education priorities. Ms. Bouchamaoui and Dr. Yacoobi shared their experiences, and stressed that education is a powerful tool to overcome poverty, and that a country’s economy relies on the strength of education, its civil society, and women’s empowerment. The forum further focused on entrepreneurship to education, youth employment and teaching, and best practices and actions to ensure education for all in Tunisia.

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The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), is an international, multi-sectoral platform for debate, creative thinking, and purposeful action. Through Summits and programs, WISE is driving innovation and building the future of education through collaboration. For more information, please visit: http://www.wise-qatar.org/  

Please go here for more information about the WISE Tunis - Dialogue for Education and Peace Forum.

Anne Bauer