When :from Monday 13 October, 2014 11:30 to Monday 13 October, 2014 14:15
Type of event :Meeting by Member States or Institutions
Where :London City Hall, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
The second Business Backs Education Summit, presided over by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, will bring corporate executives and leaders from the social and public sectors to discuss the gap between current private sector engagement in education and actual need, and effective strategies to catalyse greater business support for public education systems.
Business Backs Education is a global advocacy campaign that seeks to rally the private sector to support education in the same quantum as healthcare issues. It was launched at the Global Education & Skills Forum in March 2014, and is led by the Varkey GEMS Foundation, UNESCO and Dubai Cares.