It Is Time To Transform Education

Learn and share perspectives on the role of Youth Civil Society in transforming Education.

Do you think it’s time to change how we think about education?

Are you looking for a space to share your thoughts on how to make the education system better?

If you’re a member of the Youth Collective or a young person working in education, this Leadership Labs session is for you.

The session will be a space for you to share views and learn about the challenges in transforming the education system. We hope to make this event solution-driven, and your participation will make a difference.

The session will be led in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

In addition, this topic is especially relevant keeping in mind the role of the Youth Civil Societies in transforming Education ahead of the UN Transform Education Summit. Above all, it’s an opportunity to come together and raise the voice of youth-led civil societies all over the world.

From this session, you will learn more about

  • How to root for social change
  • The meaning of “faces of power”
  • An understanding of the “advocacy cycle”
  • How to come up with key messages
  • How to identify the target audience in the education sector, especially at the regional level
  • Discuss, learn and find solutions

The objectives of this session are

  • To discuss how education systems should be shaped to meet the needs of the youth
  • Learn from the key takeaway of the recent global education advocacy moments
  • Bring CSOs together to bridge the gaps in the education system
  • To collaborate with youth-led civil society organizations and explore opportunities
  • To meet, network, and learn from each other
  • Expand the education system
  • Highlight the role the grassroots youth-led solutions have had in this effort

Date and Time

31/05/2022 at 2 PM UK Time / Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes / On Zoom.

The session is led by 

  • Restless Development (including Y@H, Rewired & PU Appeal Project) 
  • World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM)
  • Next Generation Fellows
  • UN Foundation
  • Transform Education Summit Action Group
  • Education Commission

Meet our speakers for the session

Sushmina Baidya – Moderator

I’m a Co-Researcher at Restless Development and a member of the Transform Education Summit Action group.

I’m also the Co-Founder of YOUTHive Nepal and the former Regional Manager and Fellow-in-Residence for Asia/Oceania at Peace First.

Currently, I’m pursuing a Master’s degree in MSc Children, Youth and International Development at Birkbeck College, the University of London as a Chevening Scholar (2021-22).

Hannah Louise Graham 

I’m the Manager of Advocacy and Partnerships at the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

I currently work to empower young people to learn through non-formal education and deliver advocacy campaigns and initiatives.

I have 10 years of experience in campaigning, policy, and engagement roles that work to empower young people and advocate for change.

Alice Mukashyaka

I’m a Next Generation Fellow and the Advocacy Manager for Livelihoods & Education at Restless Development.

I’ve coordinated the biggest youth-led study on global education and convened the #MakeEducationWork campaign which reached nearly 13 million young people.

I’m the co-founder of Starlight, a Rwandan Ed-tech social enterprise, and my education background covers global challenges from the African Leadership University.

Thais Queiroz

I’m a Next Generation Fellow and a Youth Representative of World Scouting. I have a Masters’s Degree from the Graduate Institute, Geneva in Development Studies, with a focus on education in humanitarian settings.

I was part of the core planning team for the World Non-Formal Education Forum, a first-of-its-kind event that convened the biggest players in non-formal education to take stock of trends and define the future of non-formal education.

What are ‘Leadership Labs’?

In this peer-led initiative, Youth Collective members will be sharing their leadership skills and tools through interactive, online sessions. Secondly, this will be a collaborative space for Youth Collective members to explore effective leadership approaches together and develop stronger collaborations.

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