Building peace in the minds of men and women

Panel discussion during the WISE@Paris Forum

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 20 February 2019 -
2:00pm to 5:30pm
France, Paris
Type of Event: 
Category 8-Symposium
Lydie Ruas

Within the framework of the Forum WISE@Paris “Education Futures: Fostering Learning Societies”, which will be take place in Paris on 20 and 21 February, a panel discussion will be held at UNESCO Headquarters.

The WISE@Paris series of events are conducted in collaboration with key partners, including UNESCO and UNODC, to allow participants to discover solutions and models developed by NGO practitioners, educators, researchers and leaders to empower educators and learners. This collaborative event will bring together WISE’s expertise in designing impactful education events with UNESCO and UNODC’s pioneering work on education and justice.

The discussion will consist of two panels:

- Panel I: Empowering Teachers in the 21st Century Context (90 minutes)
The role of teachers is vital in improving student outcomes. Teachers are a powerful force for equity, access and quality in education. This panel will serve to discuss how effectively we can accompany teachers so that they can thrive in their role and positively impact our children in various contexts – from the developed world to emerging countries and conflict zones. How do we ensure impactful teachers, and what is the role of external stakeholders in supporting these teachers?

- Panel II: Global Citizenship Education for Peaceful and Inclusive Societies, in partnership with UNODC(90 minutes)
Education has a key role to play in building just, peaceful and inclusive societies and trust in public institutions. The session, organized by UNESCO in partnership with UNODC, aims to share lessons learned from educational efforts to foster engaged and ethically responsible citizens through Global Citizenship Education. In addition, the session will raise awareness of the importance of investing in holistic approaches to education that equip learners (of all ages) with the knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and behaviours they need to live together peacefully in diversity.