Thursday, November 3, 2016

Qatar-China Year of Culture celebrates shared values


The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), along with the 21st Century Education Research Institute in China, will jointly host the WISE-LIFE China Education Forum in Beijing on 5th November 2016.  The LIFE Forum (Learners Innovation Forum on Education) will address the theme of ‘Innovating for Equity and Empowerment’, and will explore and encourage innovative practices and ideas to promote equitable education as an empowering force. The forum is expected to attract 1,000 education innovators, leaders and decision makers from China and worldwide.  The Beijing engagement, which takes place during the Qatar-China Year of Culture, is a timely opportunity to further explore collaborations between the two countries. It aims to deepen mutual understanding and celebrate common values between the two cultures, removing barriers and opening minds, according to Qatar News Agency (QNA).  Global innovators, including 2012 WISE Prize for Education Laureate Dr. Madhav Chavan, founder of the influential Indian learning organization ‘Pratham’, and Shannon May, co-founder of Bridge International Academy, will be among the speakers.