LEARNING TO BECOME
A global initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet.
About the initiative
UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative aims to rethink education and shape the future. The initiative is catalyzing a global debate on how knowledge, education and learning need to be reimagined in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity.
President, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Chair, International Commission
The Director–General of UNESCO has convened an independent International Commission to work under the leadership of the President of Ethiopia, Her Excellency President Sahle-Work Zewde, and develop a global report on the Futures of Education. The members of the commission are thought-leaders from the worlds of politics, academia, the arts, science, business, and education. The commission will carefully consider inputs received through the consultation processes. This collective intelligence will be reflected in the global report and other knowledge products connected with the initiative.
learning and knowledge in light of the tremendous challenges and opportunities
of predicted, possible, and preferred futures.
Your voice counts and your perspective matters. Become a part of this global initiative!
The Futures of Education: Learning to Become initiative is about sparking conversations on how knowledge and learning can shape the future of humanity and the planet. Inputs from individuals, networks, and organizations will inform the work of the International Commission and shape the global debate.
We need to think together in order to act together and shape the futures we want!
News and events
African experts on ICT and Education discuss UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative at eLearning Africa 2019 – Abidjan, Côte D’Ivoire
UNESCO introduced its flagship Futures of Education initiative and explained associated consultation modalities at the 14th edition of the eLearning Africa Conference, a large gathering of African...
Edu-Tech and Innovation Specialists provide input to UNESCO Futures of Education initiative at 2019 mEducation Alliance Symposium – Washington DC, USA
UNESCO presented its Future of Education initiative at the ninth annual mEducation Alliance Symposium, inviting a global audience of edu-tech and innovation specialists to participate in associated...
UNESCO launches global Futures of Education initiative at United Nations General Assembly
UNESCO launched the Futures of Education initiative to reimagine how knowledge and learning can shape the futures of humanity in a context of increasing complexity, uncertainty and precarity during a...
Communication and resources
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